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Amigos Bar and Grill

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Bar, Central American, American, Pub, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Located Behind the Super Market in Junquillal | Tierra Pacifica Shopping Center, Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
+506 8315 0547
16:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant decor is great, with outdoor seating surrounded by water fountains and a garden. Roger provided great service and conversation about the local area. The food was amazing!!!! Peruvian cheviche was delicious, the appetizer of tuna poke with avocado and plantain was our favorites!!!! We shared the dish of the day which was paella with seafood. The chef Garrett... More 

Thank Vamos R
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The Patacones are amazing. It is a simple dish, but they nailed it. We also enjoyed the Pina colada, shrimp rice and fish tacos. Definitely worth a visit if you are staying in the area.

Thank SalkantayTrekker
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We've lost track of the number of times we have eaten at Amigos...gourmet Costa Rican available food. It's local from a chef trained in cordon bleu but with Chef Garret's special twist. Best food around. Fish..fresh tuna, red snapper, swordfish. Chops to die for. Chicken and vegetarian. Enjoy full bar and Argentinian wines. Georgeous environment on patio and casual.

Thank Donna O
Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Had the unfortunate occasion to eat here recently. The service to get drinks was good. Food was very good. Unfortunately it went south from there. We sat there with empty glasses and dirty dishes for 40 minutes while watching servers mingle with other guests. It appears we turned invisible. And quite frankly the owner has an attitude about this level... More 

Thank HalifaxGolfer
Yukon, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Fair pricing and great food! We ate a few nights while staying at the condos there and everything we got was great. Prices are on par with casual dining in the US.

Thank pmanderson0417
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered nachos and my boyfriend ordered fish tacos. Both tasty plates! Fair pricing on the menu. Beach style food, perfect for a casual night out. Young host was friendly and even recommended local activities to try. I would definitely visit again. Consider it is a cash only restaurant!

Thank rvaldes124
Halifax, NS
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Although it is not on the menu, they have the best calamari we have ever eaten. The setting of the restaurant is very nice, outside surrounded by palms and plants. Can get a bit loud at times.

Thank Mary B
Ottawa, Canada
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130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

After all the rave reviews from others, we tried out Amigos for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was full with couples, families and groups. As a result, our server was rushed, the smile was forced and it felt like we were more of a nuisance as there were other tables to attend to. Fish tacos and a hamburger... More 

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Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

My wife, son and I went to Amigos after an extremely long day; the mammoth burger was incredible and my wife had fish & chips. The food here is always great - we're a family that goes out 2-3 times per month and Amigos is always on the list.

Thank Matt R
Midland, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were a party of 12, no easy task typically, staff were very friendly and approachable and did a fantastic job of taking our orders. The owner/chef came out of the kitchen and approached us to introduce himself to us. Food was prompt and tasted great! Would definitely return.

Thank Molson_Cdn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Bar, Central American, American, Pub, South American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Located Behind the Super Market in Junquillal | Tierra Pacifica Shopping Center, Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Junquillal
  • Phone Number: +506 8315 0547
Who would have thought that this intimate hideaway, not on the beach, but in a courtyard behind the Playa Junquillal Welcome Center would offer some of the freshest food we have tasted during our travels through Costa Rica. The new owner, Garrett is not only a friendly outgoing ex-pat from California, but he is a darn good chef as well. Everything is made from scratch, at the time of ordering, using only local ingredients and freshly caught seafood. He offers a simple well thought out menu, as well as "Happy Hour" specials. The Margaritas are hand squeezed with local limes,lemons and oranges.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?