OUR BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT IN SANTA TERESA

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." George Bernard Shaw

Brazilian & International Fusion

Just close your eyes and imagine you finally arrived to Playa Santa Teresa, your feets on the sand and the sun gently touching your skin. You can hear birds and monkeys mixed with a jazzy bossanova while you are in front of the ocean with a cold caipirinha, waiting for a delicious and perfectly prepared brazilian plate made with the lovely touch of our experienced international chef.

Playa Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are well known by the amount and variety of international restaurants but nothing compares to Ranchos Itaúna Beachfront Restaurant.

Our international menu can take you through the most delicate meats, locally caught fish and farm grown vegetables. Try our special brazilian churrasco BBQ or our famous "Aneis de Lula", a crusty fried calamari rings with special sauce.


  • Costelinha Brazilian and International Fusion Food at the beach in Playa Santa Teresa
  • Aipim Frito at the beach in Playa Santa Teresa

"Especial Do Peter" is a special blend of crusty fried calamari rings, shrimps and yucca perfectly chosen by the owner and founder Peter Ottinger, served with a side of our home made sauce. We also offer grilled octopus or "Polvo".

"Filet Itaúna" is a fish fillet with a shrimp, peanut and coconut sauce that you will lick your fingers.

But if you want to try all our seafood options at once you can go and choose "Variação do Mar" is a fully charged grilled seafood combination that you can share with your couple or friend or just take it all for yourself if you are brave enough.

We have vegetarian and vegan options too. The amazing "Pão do Queijo" or the crunchy "Aipim Frito", our golden fried yucca platter that you will taste along our homemade brazilian sauce.

  • Costelinha Brazilian and International Fusion Food at the beach in Playa Santa Teresa
  • Aipim Frito at the beach in Playa Santa Teresa

Our Beachfront restaurant is open from November to April


Deep Tuesday & Saturday SoundLab

Two of the main weekly events we present at our restaurant are Deep Tuesday & Saturday SoundLab were music joins the flavors of the restaurant to bring an unique atmosphere with locals and visitors together flowing until sunset and transforming the night in a magical experience.

  • Costelinha Brazilian and International Fusion Food at the beach in Playa Santa Teresa
  • Aipim Frito at the beach in Playa Santa Teresa

Resident & International Djs will spin the most recent tunes taking you from the quiet waters of Downtempo, Deep House, Lounge and Chillout to the exciting waves of Tech House, Minimal and Techno.

We have a wide range of liquors, national and international beers, caipirinha, caipiroska, margaritas, cuba libre, mojito and more. You can enjoy your drink while watching the sunset, listening the latest tunes or just be absorbed by our bonfire or fireshows performed by professional local artists.

  • Costelinha Brazilian and International Fusion Food at the beach in Playa Santa Teresa
  • Aipim Frito at the beach in Playa Santa Teresa

These two events are the most attended during the week on high season, you will always find the right spot or the person to chat and share traveling experiences or just enjoy yourself being transported from the colors of the sunset to the amazing milky way, the planets and the stars in the night sky. Sometimes we are truly blessed with a really dark night and the opportunity to see the bioluminescence on the ocean produced by the plankton.

You can't miss the chance, contact us using the form at the bottom of the page and experience Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica right now!...

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