El Lagarto Restaurant

4.91 star(s) from 11 votes
Barbecue with a view., Manuel Antonio Road next to Vista Serena., PUNTARENAS PROVINCE, ,Costa Rica


El Lagarto Restaurant sits high atop a bluff overlooking the last working oceanfront farm in Manuel Antonio. The Pacific Ocean shimmers as the coastline stretches out as far as the eye can see. Stay for Sunset Happy Hour & experience the intense beauty of the tropical sky. 

El Lagarto specializes in meat grilled over a wood fire. The wood imparts a natural smokiness to the high quality cuts of meat that are expertly cooked to your desired temperature. You can watch all of the action as our chefs raise & lower the grills over the charred wooden coals to achieve our signature flavor. 

You must visit and enjoy the high quality meat cooked over a wood fire grill, imparting a natural smokiness flavor. Simply delishious! 

El Lagarto has plenty of space to accommodate private events or large parties.

Please call 2777-6932 for reservations.  

When you are in Guanacaste come visit our original location on Playa Samara.



Sunday : 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday : 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tuesday : 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday : 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thursday : 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday : 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday : 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Reviews 11 View All

Lynda Pitchford
Lynda Pitchford09-14-2016 10:44AM

Gorgeous resto which is a combo of Costa Rican reclaimed wood and excellent standards and service. the meat is the best i have had in 15 years of coming to this area.
No idea why another reviewer was so mean, perhaps it is the price point but his comment about go to San Jose is a bit silly as that is 3 hours by car or 25 minutes on a local plane

Jose01-20-2016 05:37PM

I believe that a place that has an alligator as pet, and that they sell BBQ dishes, has to be really good, I was right! Loved it!

Amy & Gary
Amy & Gary07-12-2015 05:35PM
Excellent food and service

Dinner was excellent as was the service. We had a mix of wood fired fish, mussels, veggies, and chicken. One kids had baby back ribs. Key lime pie and chocolate mousse was excellent and mojitos. Fantastic view even watched the lightening.

Rex01-17-2015 10:01AM
Best meal we had

Best meal we had during our vacation. We all had something different and enjoyed everything.