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Tasty Waves Cantina

El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0507
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (38 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Need some good cocktails, chill atmosphere and excellent pub grub? Its easy to get sucked into a whole day, or night at this friendly and delicious spot. Burgers, tacos and in excellent well balanced cocktails. They also have a good selection of craft beer and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RoziJingles
Reviewed 1 week ago

This surf cantina just steps from Playa Cocles was one of my favorite places in Puerto Viejo. Monday is movie night and Taco Tuesday ends with an awesome party. All the servers are total charmers!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent almost an entire day at Tasty Waves. The cocktails were delicious, and Garrett was such a great bartender! These guys were so welcoming! Highly recommend for any Puerto Viejo visitors!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brandi P
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If you like good, American bar food this is your place. The burritos and fries are especailly good. They also have wifi and are right across from an amazing beach popular with surfers. Best part, though, was the staff. Brighton, the owner, went out of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank billmccamley14
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great little spot across from a wonderful speech for surfing hanging out! Loved their taco Tuesdays with live music! Tacos are delicious and they are two for one onthis Weekly deal! Sarah is and outstanding server & her smile is infectious!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to watch American football on the projector and enjoy yummy tacos. The drink specials are good during happy hour. A lot of the staff are ex-pats and all are English speaking. Dog friendly too!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tashaslawson
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff, and great selection of craft beers at a good price, which was a nice change from the local beers.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shauna k
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I loved this place. Tacos and chili guards were both amazing, and Jeremy's service and hospitable nature left us feeling right at home...and like we wish we could have come back the next day. Thanks for everything, tasty waves!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Along the main road, just off the beach sits one of my favorite places ever. Tacos (especially on Tuesdays!), burgers, wings, chicken tenders (seriously the best in town), and so many fantastic drinks. A great place to party on Tuesday night, sing on Saturday night,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kev_Amy
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We came here twice on our recent trip. The drinks and drink specials were great. We luckily went on a Sunday which meant happy hour all day! We tried the chips and guac, shrimp, chicken, and fish tacos, and several different drinks. Everything was fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kelsey C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0507
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Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, it's a lifestyle. We always strive to become your "home base", giving you local advice on where to go, what sites to see and how to get the most out of your journey or vacation. Our staff is more of a family and we always want you to feel welcome in our home. For the most part it's a relaxed atmosphere but don't get me wrong, we know how to party. Tasty Tuesday has become the biggest and most anticipated party of the week and we always show you a good time, so good that we close on Wednesday to clean up the aftermath. Thursday is Trivia Night, Friday is R.E.H.A.B., Saturday is Karaoke, Sunday Funday and Monday is our Movie Night with new and classics running on our 100" projector screen. Stop in, say hi and have a shot of Guaro with us. Tasty Waves Cantina ~ Livin' the Dream
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