Welcome to the Caballitos del Mar blog.

This site is intended to provide more information for our guests who are staying at our homes in Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, or for anyone traveling to that area. Please feel free to visit our vrbo.com listing. Caballitos del Mar consists of three homes one km south of Dominical, owned by the Bernardi and Hawley families. Our property manager is Neil Harding, who is a wonderful resource when planning a trip to the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. We hope you enjoy the site.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Restaurants in the Dominical Area

Don’t let the $$$ designations throw you off: virtually every restaurant on this list is a great value, but some are a little pricier than others. You won’t better food for the money than at Exotica. About $30 per person with wine.
Mono Congoexcellent food along the river. $$
Rum Bar: good pizza and drinks. $$
Maracatu: inexpensive vegetarian food for lunch and dinner. $$
Tortilla Flats: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Surfer hangout, but the food is excellent and cheap. Try their Mahi either way, or Casado, which is kind of the CR National meal. $
Confusione: Viviana runs a nice tapas restaurant and 20 room hotel (Domilocos). Off the beaten track, but excellent food and she is a great friend. Note: not always open, especially in the Green Season. $$
Villas Rio Mar: up the Rio Baru about 1km, part of the resort at which we stayed originally. The rooms, meals, and service are very nice, and we enjoy going there for an afternoon swim in their pool with a swim-up bar. Full bar and good menu. $$$
Roca Verde: great bar and food. They have a disco on Saturday night (which you will hear if you stay at Caballitos del Mar). Mike is the owner, and it’s both good food and reasonably priced. Their Ahi Specials is about the best food in the area. Check ahead of time to see if they have it. $$
La Parcela: fantastic location, especially at sunset or for lunch. South of our home by about 1.5 km, just south of Dominicalito. Seafood and other entrees. $$$
Yes, it's Exotica, with their avocado pineapple salad. 
Exotica: our favorite place, run by Lucy and Bernard, transplanted French-Canadians. Excellent food, full bar, reasonable prices, although it’s exactly 30 minutes south of the homes. Drive south, past Uvita, and look for Playa Ventanas (small beach sign on right.) Continue to Ojochal, turn left off the highway. Continue straight across a small concrete bridge. Turn left after the bridge and drive about 1km on a dirt road. Continue until you see the restaurant sign. Reservations recommended. Well worth the drive. +(506) 2786-5050 $$$

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