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Kike's Place

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Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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playa grande | guanacaste, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0834
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Stockholm
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the fanciest place in PG but good local food at decent prices, not as cheap as the local places in Matapalo and Huacas, but better than the other places in PG. Friendly host and decent staff, generous portions.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate dinner here and had a pleasant experience. Most entrees come with a pile of rice and beans, some also with fries. Mahi mahi and chicken dishes were good. The restaurant was full of locals, so you will get a good feel for local culture.

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Thank lmb32
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here the second night of our trip, after meeting some locals that showed us around, we ended up stopping at Kikes for dinner and drinks!! The food was great, super friendly atmosphere.... We had the shrimp and rice and it was a huge meal! We also played pool and met a lot more local people here... all in... More 

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Thank Kristin B
Ottawa, Canada
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a local place with regulars and visitors and people who are staying at the property. It's an eclectic mix of customers that fits the description as the place to go in Playa Grande. Menu is varied and includes hamburgers along with more typical fare. Food is good and reasonably priced and the service comes with a smile! Check it... More 

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Thank Shorty B
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had the shrimp ceviche + the sauted sea bass which were very nice. Quality of shrimp in the ceviche was very very nice and it still remains one of our favorite from the trip.

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Thank Nagender B
Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This restaurant serves Costa Rican food. Nothing fancy but very, very good food. It feels like Costa Rica, it takes like Costa Rica. If you want upscale or fancy eating, this is probably not your place.

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Thank Buck S
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and it was definitely the hot spot for the locals. We were welcomed warmly, and enjoyed a great Costa Rican meal in the hustle and bustle of a weekend night. If you are looking for a bar atmosphere, I'd start here.

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Thank krschoen
Bayville
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I had my first Costa Rican breakfast here yesterday. The food was simple, but very tasty. Great French toast! And the coffee was delicious. Be prepared to wait as the food slowly leaves the kitchen, but it that bothers you, why are you in Costa Rica anyway?

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Thank fm11709fm
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Relaxed atmosphere, good food. Our group of seven ate here twice during our week in Playa Grande. The highlight was likely the Mahi Mahi casada (national dish that includes rice and beans, salad and at least one other thing). The second time we went, the only fish they had was turbot and it wasn't nearly as good (likely frozen).

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Thank 77pmck13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast and the food was ok--but what really brought me back was their house made hot sauce. It was amazing, I bought a bottle to bring home.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: playa grande | guanacaste, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0834

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