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Chao's Paradise

) #29 of 43 Restaurants in Cahuita ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Caribbean, , Seafood
Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2755 0284
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“red snapper” (6 reviews)
“camarones” (3 reviews)
“shrimp” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Went there for having some drinks. The Batidos were tasty but the server (owner?) was so unfriendly. He did not speak one (!!) word to us apart from "4 mil colones" for one beer and two batidos. Not recommended. We were a little afraid of...More

3  Thank sandy2183
Reviewed 11 November 2014

If you are ever in beautiful laid back Cahuita, I would recommend any other restaurant over Chao's. The food wasn't bad. The staff, however was unbelievably rude. The bartender rolled her eyes and wouldn't serve us after we apparently took too long to take our...More

5  Thank brian s
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We arrived at Chao's Paradise unsure whether to have only drinks or maybe some snack too. The unwillingness to serve us and being so extremely unfriendly (close to rude) made the decision for us. We only had drinks and one portion of Patacones, which were...More

2  Thank Judie O
Reviewed 18 October 2014

For quite some time I've been visiting Cahuita. My first question is always: Ghee, what about Chau's Paradise? Question 2: Is Charly still there. And he is! Charly is the best cook/chef I've ever met in Cahuita. By now I've had all the dishes on...More

Thank clariciah
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Our hotel set us up with a reservation at Chao's for our final night in Cahuita. The reservation was kind of a joke since we had walked past the restaurant at least a dozen times and never once saw anyone eating there. But my wife...More

2  Thank Bennett G
Reviewed 13 October 2014

We stopped in for a couple of drinks on the beach...they have awesome views on the ocean! The drinks were good and cold, service laid back-as per the usual in this area. We checked out the menu, for the future and is seems rather small....More

Thank Landrys05
Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

The food, cocktails and atmosphere was great, even for low-season! We had a wonderful red snapper in garlic sauce and a cocktail. Our friend Charlie, the staff,was the best! If you can see through the macho man: all with a big wink of your eye!...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Chao's Paradise is a nice restaurant placed near Playa negra, in a typical caribbbean contest. We were served by a kind manservant and the food was ok, nothing special, but if you need a place for dinner, Chaos could be a good solution.

Thank mbasil
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The view of the ocean is wonderful. We loved their Seafood Rice and home made hot sauce. The hot sauce was in a community jar that every one used. In the US this would be a problem. But if you are that finicky then you...More

Thank MJ_Hemingway
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We ate here twice. The first time was our first night at Black Beach and he was close and only the 2nd time because I was able to get a Lobster. The food was mediocre and high priced. The place was always almost empty other...More

Thank cparker24
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: +506 2755 0284
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