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Cafe De Playa

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Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Pub
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Calle la Chorrera | 900 Meters From the Entrance Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco 50000, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1621
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very tough to beat the ocean sunset view while enjoying a tasty dinner meal at this restaurant on the beach. Never would have come across this restaurant were it not for the recommendation from one of the local tour operators, Johnny D. We are so glad we went there. The place is not easy to find as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended Cafe De Playa by the resort we were staying at. Best recommendation ever. It was the offseason and there might have been two other tables that night. Sat down at a table right on the beach. Really good service and even better food. We had just got done with a day of fishing. We were fortunate to... More 

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Fairbury, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So tonight we are here, right on the beach I am told it is off season, that's fine because it allowed me to chat with the waiter for quite some time I ordered Yellowtail Tuna medium rare My wife ordered the Mahi Mahi blackened They were both excellent I would eat here again

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Thank Douglas8098
Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This used to be a favorite spot and we went often; however, since the change in management the quality of food has really gone down. The had the best fish and chips in the area. Now they have bad fish fingers. Nice place and good services, but. . .

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The service was excellent, as were the drinks.The food was well prepared and the service was excellent. There was plenty of food presented and very well prepared. Very clean

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Thank Bill O
Carbondale, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous beach side dinner! The food & service was top notch! Their seafood & veggies were fresh and cooked to perfection!

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Thank claireeads
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for a baby shower ! The food was great, view amazing and staff is very friendly! Had not eaten here before but would go back !

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Thank pammy c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I wanted more local fare but this was not the place. I do think that it was nice but food should be more local bits. A bit of a walk along the beach to get there but it was part of the pleasure.

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Thank Susan P
Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were here twice. Once we ate fish (good), the other time we had the burger (ok). The mango smoothies were pretty good. service was good.

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Thank Brandi G
Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Coming to Coco Costa Rica you want to experience meals on the beach, good service, great food and comfortable surroundings. The recently purchased hotel that houses the restaurant does exactly that at a reasonable cost and of course the gorgeous sunsets are free.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 70
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle la Chorrera | 900 Meters From the Entrance Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco 50000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1621

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