Welcome to El Lagarto BBQ

About El Lagarto

 A Tradition of Flavor and Quality Since our humble beginnings in 1996 as a vibrant beach bar in Playa Samara, Guanacaste, El Lagarto BBQ has evolved into an iconic culinary destination in Manuel Antonio and Samara. Our passion for grilling began with meats and potatoes cooked on a rudimentary wood-fired grill, and over time, we have expanded our menu to include fish, seafood, and vegetarian options, always maintaining the essence of our cuisine: quality and flavor.

At El Lagarto, we pride ourselves on serving the highest quality meats. Our animals are raised on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano, in a natural environment free from hormones and agrochemicals. Each cut is carefully selected and subjected to a controlled aging process, ensuring safe, exquisite, and juicy meat. In addition, we offer fresh fish and seafood from the Central Pacific, acquired directly from local artisanal fishermen.

At El Lagarto BBQ, each visit is more than a meal: it’s an unforgettable experience. Our relaxing beachfront setting is the perfect backdrop to enjoy our original recipes, accompanied by natural drinks, select wines, and cocktails. We invite you to be part of our story and share special moments with us.