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Selvin's

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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main road to punta uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0664
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Bath, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our first meal out. It was easily within walking distance and had been recommended by several people. First visit I had the fresh red snapper, which was overcooked and poorly done. On our second visit I had the “specialty soup” which had very little fish (small bones were found in a couple of the pieces), overcooked baby shrimp and a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were recommended by many to go to Selvins. Ate there twice as we thought as we were late arriving the first time, we had not given it a fair chance. However it did not improve much on the second visit. Food pretty bland, menu pretty limited, my husband had the red snapper which was overcooked, I had the grilled... More 

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San Francisco, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our first night in town and we needed a place to eat. This was within walking distance of both our hotel and the beach so it seemed like the right place to stop.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and great food! The rice and beans with chicken is the best! If you're not to full you can try the brownie too!

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Thank Andrea R
Travelife65, Guest Relations Manager at Selvin's, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! :) More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This place was highly recommended by everyone one we spoke with in Puerto Viejo! The food was amazing! We visited a couple of times during our stay and I got to try the sea bass, red snapper, lobster, steak - it was all delicious! We went there on Christmas day and had a really, really great family dinner for all... More 

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Thank TacoSchwa
Travelife65, Guest Relations Manager at Selvin's, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it makes us really happy knowing that you had a great time with us and you enjoyed it so much. Pura vida and Happy new year! More 

Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016

If you are looking for the best authentic Caribbean food on the southern coast, Selvin's is the place for you. The food is amazing and the setting is rustic and fun. You will be able to choose from a full menu of food and drinks so if a grilled seafood dish is more to your liking than Rondon, you will... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I've visited this restaurant since I was a child and it only gets better and better! AMAZING food, for me its THE BEST in whole Limon! Its cozy and lovely! The staff is amazing! And you have the beach very close so you could spend the day swimming and then get lunch or dinner there! I promise you wont be... More 

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Vancouver
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were told their Rondon is the best in town so we drove out here. When we got here they told us it's going to take 30 min to prepare it as it will be fresh as we were in between lunch and dinner time. We placed the order at 4:30 pm and it was ready at 5pm. TOTALLY worth... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016

And nice people... I took the fish and it was really good and everything else was well cooked. Service was really nice and fast.

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Guelph, Canada
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A great little casual place we could walk to as we were staying in Punta Uva. The food was plentiful. I had the whole red snapper and it was delicious, nicely cooked.. Service was decent. Not too expensive, overall reasonable. This was a nice quiet chill casual atmosphere on a weekday in October. Would easily come back here again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: main road to punta uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?