Excellent food, view, service, ambiance!
Ordered daily special Fish was either over cooked or not fresh. Sent it back. We used to love costa arena - not anymore
main dish sea bass served cold twice with no one coming over to discuss. poor service in that regard
appetizers were great
Muy rico y amplia variedad de platilos. Lento el servicio aunque muy amables
Una hora y media para el primer platillo.
Empezaron diciendo que chef pasaría a la mesa y por eso el retraso. El chef nunca fue. Lo que podría haber sido una gran experiencia lo volvieron una terrible ocasión. Comida excelente pero servicio terrible.
All meals were wonderful - special meals all week. Guest chef Christian Bravo was OUTSTANDING
Amazing meal! We shared the seafood BBQ ... terrific food - not inexpensive, but tasty as all get out.
Perfect in every way
Great sunset setting with the restaurant located on the beach.
Had Surf and Turf, it was very good!
Overall good service.
However poor wine selection.
Mediocre food. Terrible service even by local standards.
We decided to go one night for a date night. Service was very good, the food was good too. My wife did order a steak and it came severely undercooked. She sent back twice, but this was not the waiters fault. I thought the steak looked great, but she doesn’t like undercooked meat. Scallops were very good. Best salads that we had!
Wonderful ambiance, sunset, service and FOOD!!!!
Everything was exceptional!!
We were very disappointed with our dinner. They recommended we order catch of the day. They said it was good for 2 to 3 persons. The fish was so large we had more leftover than we ate. Could have fed 5 . It was so expensive we would never that ordered it . The good was excellent . I think they should tell you how much the fish weighs and the price. Too bad because it’s beautiful.
We keep returning to this restaurant because of the beautiful setting close to the beach on Banderas Bay. The food and service has gotten better over time since this restaurant opened several years ago.
I have eaten at this beautiful restaurant several times over many years. Mostly bad experiences but I thought I’d give it one last try but I’m sad to say that it will be my last.
We started the evening off with delicious fresh tuna poke. But the mains are still hits and misses.
The grilled chicken was a disaster and came twice over looking like a misshapen, skinless mess. My expensive grilled jumbo shrimps came cooked perfectly but the shrimps themselves were not fresh caught and therefore had a mealy, mushy texture and not pleasant to eat. Such a pity since fresh shrimps are plentiful here.
Thankfully the tuna steak was fresh caught and came out perfectly cooked and thoroughly enjoyed. The steak which was chosen instead of the chicken was tasty, tender and perfectly cooked.
I guess you have to be lucky in what you choose to eat here.
Muy buen servicio en el.restaurant y un ambiente placentero
Great location, excellent food but not great service. We dined with a couple that had eaten there two nights ago and they also commented on the service being at a much lower level than their previous experience. I would still recommend since it appears that the service was an aberration.
Beautiful setting and good food and service!
Cena familiar muy agradable, atención excelente, la comida deliciosa pedimos mar y t ierra que era la especialidad del día. La langosta y el filete en su punto. Los postres deliciosos. Las porciones generosas. La opción de reservar en línea es genial.
Amazing service, food prepared exactly to order. Ambiance is amazing
The food was cold.
The resort restaurant has a beautiful view...we sat and watched the sunset over the water. While the food was tasty (we only had wine and appetizer), the service was very slow. I was also disappointed with the wines by the glass selection. Now, I understand that we are on vacation and in Mexico, but since we weren't having a full dinner, it seemed like we were the "forgotten child" when it came to service. We have eaten here before, and are likely to return, but it is not my favorite restaurant at the resort.
Awesome experience. Service was impeccable, food was amazing. Sunset dining experience was fantastic.
Awesome atmosphere but food was mediocre for how much it cost. Service was good and wide variety of options on menu- just not a whole lot of flavor.
Our second dinner experience at Costa Arena. Beautiful location, and varied menu with top tier fresh fish and beef options. Very nice food presentation and excellent use of spices and natural flavor enhancers to salads, soups and main course dishes. Moderately priced but good value and experience.
The worst dining experience of my life. I recommend McDonald's before this place.
Three of my party ordered red snapper, I ordered Mahi Mahi. But four Mahi Mahi were brought out, we mentioned the mistake and the incorrect plates were immediately returned to the kitchen. A few minutes later the servers brought out three plates with the vegetables and sauce for the snapper dish, but the fish was the same Mahi Mahi that was initially served. After we complained, our server informed us that the kitchen had no red snapper, the only fish they had to offer was Mahi Mahi: the catch of day. The server apologized for not informing us at the time we placed our order and promised 50% off for all the food we ordered. When the check arrived we had a 10% discount. We asked to speak to the manager.
The manager was entirely unapologetic. He avoided responsibility, he placed blamed on the server and the kitchen. He told us that his computer system would not allow for more than a 10% and that to give us more would take money out of the servers paycheck. After arguing with him, he finally agreed to remove the three incorrect entrees from our bill.
We tried to push the point that the server should not be financially responsible for the mistake. Personally, I would place that responsibility on the chef and the manager.
I can forgive the server for making the first mistake when taking the order. I cannot forgive the kitchen and management who attempted to deceive us and serve the incorrect fish.
Indifferent service from waiters who are constantly talking into their communication devices. And would rather set tables for no one showing up then serve customers who just might like another glass of wine. Wanting to take plates away when you are still eating. Are they short on plates? Or in a hurry.
Food was mediocre for a restaurant as expensive as this. There are many others in PV that are so much better.
They are lucky to have a beautiful setting on the ocean.
What a costly disappointment!
We had to return twice for the same meal and that was their Red Snapper and then their chocolate brownie for dessert.
Highly recomm me this restaurant if staying at the vidante property.
Lovely atmosphere , the staff is very friendly and professional. Our waiter was spot on with meal recommendations. The food was delicious very fresh and nicely presented.
For dessert try the pineapple carpaccio you won't regret it!
By the Ocean and a wonderful night!! Food was great!! Something about the sounds of the ocean makes it magical!!
Another great meal at Costa Arena. Great oceanfront seafood restaurant with great service and equally good food.
My favorite restaurant at Vidanta for a romantic dinner and fabulous beach front sunsets. Great menu, seafood at its best.
I miss the shrimp grapefruit salad that was also my favorite last year. The complimentary ceviche appetizer is a nice touch
I would not rush back here, the server seemed like he got triple sat and was trying to keep going. Had to ask for wine list which was brought with all the pages missing, he did not even tell us the specials, he really could'nt of since he had other tables and was just doing his best. We both had the surf and turf and it was good, not great, you go here to really have the ocean views and have a date.
So much potential, such a waste of a beautiful location. Food was quite average, but service from wait staff and meal timeliness were both poor. Based on the harried manner of our waiter, whom we rarely saw, you would think that they were very busy and short handed, but neither appeared to be the case. With a decent manager, Vidanta, this would be easy to fix.