San Carlos Food/Restaurants

For many travelers, food is a key factor in choosing where to book their vacation rentals. If dining out is one of your favorite parts of vacation, you’ll find that the restaurants in San Carlos offer a diverse range of options sure to suit every person in your group.

Rosa’s Cantina Restaurant

Rated the #1 restaurant in San Carlos on TripAdvisor, this spot features authentic Mexican dishes and has early opening hours, reasonable prices, friendly staff, and generous portions. Reviewers rave about the breakfast options, pollo enchiladas, and verde sauce.

Soggy Peso Bar

This beachfront bar is great for a laidback lunch. This bar is known for serving up cold drinks with delicious tacos and ceviche in the shade alongside the rocky beach with excellent service.

Tortuga’s Bar y Bistro

Whether you dine from the bar or bistro menu, you’re sure to be pleased at Tortuga’s. The bar side is casual and features excellent Taco Tuesday specials while the bistro side features linen lined tables for a fine dining experience sure to impress your date.

La Manga Restaurante Dona Rosita

This locals-recommended seafood spot will keep you coming back for their fresh fish choices and gorgeous views of the ocean, all at a reasonable prices. This spot is a bit off the beaten path and closes early though so make sure to plan ahead so you can enjoy the shrimp platters, fish fillets, and fresh margaritas during your vacation in San Carlos.

Blackie’s Restaurant

While on your tour of excellent restaurants in San Carlos, make sure you stop by Blackie’s for their famous shrimp Guillermo in this clean, friendly environment. This spot also features gluten free menu options for the food sensitive members of your group.

Sunset Bar and Grill

Located right next to the Soggy Peso Bar, this dining option mixes up your regular taco meals in San Carlos by offering barbecue platters. Regarded as the nicest beachfront restaurant in the area, you’ll want to make sure to stop by here for a burger while watching the sunset.


Great prices and excellent seafood options draw in hordes of visitors to this spot but the attentive staff keep up with the rush well and offer friendly, fast service all day. The extensive menu offers lots of fresh seafood as well for delicious options for meat lovers.

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