Karolas Restaurant & Pool Bar
Of all the restaurants in Manuel Antonio or Quepos, Karola’s is simply the best. Sure there are no lack of dining opportunities in Manuel Antonio, but the fact remains that if you want a restaurant with the perfect ocean view, a spectacular modern design and superior service and delicious food at affordable prices, then look no further than Karola’s.
Manuel Antonio is a coastal-mountain town famous for its ocean view, and Karola’s is a restaurant with a view. Arguably the best view in town. Whether in the morning with a cup of freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee, at lunch with a sweet fruit drink, or at dinner with a crisp glass of wine, that view will be there, your gorgeous beacon of nature.
Centrally located within Manuel Antonio or, just a ten minute drive from Quepos, you’ll feel immediately transported at Karola’s. The central theme of The Preserve at Los Altos is access to nature. Echoing this theme, the restaurant’s open air design allows for maximum exposure to the lush tropical rainforest, plant life and animal life included.
As you dine, you can relax to the tranquil sounds and movements of the surrounding plant life. Look closer and you’ll discover any number of bird species perches on nearby branches. Also, you never know when a troop of monkeys will swing on by. Whether white faced or howler, these monkeys love hanging out in the trees.
Karola’s is Manuel Antonio’s premier gourmet restaurant, the best in space and, of course, the best in service. Our warm and attentive staff are superb at what they do. They love to make guests feel welcome and at ease, helping to provide the perfect setting for a perfect meal. It’s never been easier to feel just so satisfied.
Costa Rica is known for its traditional Spanish influenced cuisine, but what’s exciting about visiting Costa Rica today is the opportunity to experience the country’s culinary renaissance. The menu at Karola’s offers a range of fresh and flavorful meals inspired by Costa Rica’s traditional past just as much as from its modern present. The menu will impress adults and children alike.
With a generation of emerging Costa Rican chefs, restaurants around the country, and especially so in Manuel Antonio, reflect a thrilling new take on cuisine. Karola’s chef, Erick Alfaro, is an example of just that, a chef with a culinary vision. He has brought to Karola’s his knowledge, passion, and dedication to food, which he flawlessly expresses through each and everyone of his menu offerings.
For breakfast discover the subtle beauty of the gallo pinto, Costa Rica’s flavor packed take on rice and beans; add a few slices of Costa Rican farmer’s cheese and top it off with Lizano sauce for a savory start to your day. At lunch, you’ll likely find our fresh seafood ideal for a midday boost. Or for dinner, choose from a delectable range of meat, pasta, seafood and vegetarian options,
No matter what you choose to eat, from a perfectly cooked tuna burger to a refreshing salad or wrap, you’ll be glad you did so. Of course, don’t forget to order a fruit drink for a sweet addition to your meal because trust us when we say that Costa Rican fruit drinks are an unforgettable aspect of your Costa Rican experience.
If you’re not in a rush and interested in some pure relaxation, then you must sit on Karola’s patio with a coffee, tea, fruit drink or cocktail, and simply enjoy the restaurant’s spectacular ocean view. Drink or snack plus ocean view is the perfect recipe for personal fulfillment.
For perhaps the most breathtaking experience of your stay in Manuel Antonio, dine or drink at Karola’s during sunset. The restaurant’s open air design and seamless location offers guests an extraordinary view of gorgeous proportions. The way the cherry golden sunset sweeps over the Pacific Ocean, make sure you take pictures. Lots of pictures.
Happy hour at Karola’s is an exciting time to kick back and relax after a day of outdoor adventuring. The bar at Karola’s is stocked with top shelf liquor and fine imported beer. Our bartenders, with their welcoming personalities, make the best cocktails in Manuel Antonio, and that’s truly fun about the atmosphere at Karola’s is the opportunity to connect with the locals and other out of town visitors alike.
Karola’s is more than just your average Manuel Antonio restaurant. The restaurant’s history dates back to even before The Preserve at Los Altos. For years Karola’s served the Manuel Antonio community delicious food, the kind of food that kept you always wanting to come back again and again. When we built The Preserve at Los Altos our desire was to maintain the restaurant’s strong roots to the community. With that our hope is to provide guests, locals and visitors, of all ages a fresh, inspired and unforgettable dining experience.