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Cafe de Playa

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Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Calle la Chorrera | 900 Meters East from Lizard bar (corner), Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1621
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Lincoln City, Oregon
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great view. Great food. Good service. My friend didn't like her shrimp spaghetti. She said the sauce tasted like spaghettios. But the remaining 3 loved their food.

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Thank lori s
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The view of the sunset is one of the best on Coco beach. We had a great dinner. They also had a terrific band so we stayed until way too late and enjoyed some extra cocktails. Our favorite spot in Coco by far.

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Thank David O
Derry, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went here for lunch, the service was attentive and good. The food however was mediocre compared to the other meals we had at other restaurants. I had the Mahi Mahi with ginger sauce. Not much ginger sauce and no sides. It was very expensive as well.

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Thank buckminster19
Katherine M, Director of Sales at Cafe de Playa, responded to this review

We are deeply sorry for your bad experience, taking care of this details is really important for companies improving (like us!). Letting the staff know about your disgust right in the moment gives us the chance to fix it inmediately and try to make up for you turning it in an opportunity for the staff to offer you even more.... More 

Hewitt, New Jersey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

not a place to waste your money. Lie about their happy hour and bill you incorrectly. Not just to me , but everyone in the group of 12

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Thank Arnie1946
Katherine M, Director of Sales at Cafe de Playa, responded to this review

Dear Arnie, Happy hour offers especific drinks and conditions in every restaurant or bar, some people ask for another drinks NOT included in the Happy Hour menu and should be waiter responsability to inform that drink price doesn´t have a discount. We apollogize if our staff didn´t confirm you that information in case you didn´t see it in the printed... More 

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Food is sometimes okay, always very expensive. Service is usually incredibly slow. Waited more than 45 minutes for a drink, finally walked over to the bar and ordered again. This experience was typical.

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Thank Van T
Katherine M, Director of Sales at Cafe de Playa, responded to this review

We are deeply sorry for the bad experiences. We will keep working harder to improve our service and dishes. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

While in Coco I come here almost daily. I stay on the beach and relax. They offer beach lounges, so you do not have to lay on the sand. They have great selection of mixed drinks for refreshments. For lunch I love tuna tartar. It is very fresh. They also have large selection of other food on the menu. Sometimes... More 

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Thank Ninok35
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went to this restaurant twice for dinner. While the menu is small, the food is excellent . We had avocado/shrimp appetizer which was delicious, I had the coconut Shrimp as main course and my husband had the seafood pasta, which was great as well. The iced tea was the best we had in all of Playa del Coco. One... More 

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Thank Liane C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

One of the nicest if not in Coco Beach. Quiet and relaxed with friendly prompt service. Had the seafood spaghetti once and had to go back the next day to have it again. Spending 2 months in Costa Rica and I'd put this one on the list. Very beautiful beach front location.

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Thank Doug S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Highlight of our trip! Appetizer - Mixed tropical Ceviche - truly outstanding, best ever !!! Entree - coconut shrimp - delicious !! On the beach, enjoy the sunset - fully embraced the Pura Vida mantra Service is always excellent.

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Thank Anne W
Fischer, TX, United States
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped at Cafe De Playa for lunch and enjoyed both the lunch and the view! The chicken quesadilla was delicious and large enough to share among two people - coupled with a cocktail, it was the perfect lunch!

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Thank Patricia D

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 70
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle la Chorrera | 900 Meters East from Lizard bar (corner), Playas del Coco 50503, 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?