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Pura Gula

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Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8634 6404
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Ghent, Belgium
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129 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Small and Friendly place with a limited lunch menu and a more elaborate diner items list. Seabass ceviche with mango sauce ( the fish was grilled) was the dish I liked most after ten days comparing. Glass wine 2.500 col, beer 1.300, all dishes less than 10.000

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in the quiet of Playa Chiquita. Small, cozy outdoor setting. Very good service and clean food.

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tel aviv
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Our family of 5 (including 4 vegetarians) ate a late dinner at pura gula and loved every thing. The staff was attentive and kind, the food amazing the atmosphere charming and the price reasonable for such a lovely and tasty meal. Thank you Pura Gula for a great meal

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Punta Uva, Costa Rica
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You open a restaurant/hotel/whatever because you care only about you or you have widened your scope to include good and compassion. AND their food is exceptional. Go for anything steak or seafood related. Pura Gula are just good people, and on top of it they really try to give your tastebuds a treat. This is creative food, as organically sourced... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We came across this restaurant purely by accident and decided that even though it was a bit pricey we would give it a try. This turned out to be one of the best decisions we made whilst in Costa Rica. The food at Pura Gula is Spectacular!! I had the Ravioli with the 3 cheese sauce and my partner had... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for dinner and just hours afterwards, she became very sick after eating the beef tenderloin salad and papaya juice. I had the shrimp (which was excellent), but did not have any of the same symptoms. After a couple days of her illness, I contacted Marc, the owner of Pura Gula and explained the situation... More 

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marcl385, Propietario at Pura Gula, responded to this review

As i said wen you came for the money of both meals, and without a doctors answer, the most possible is that you wife took amebas in a swimingpool or in the flat,warm and quite sea, and those was a pharmacy doctor´s words , for the knowledge of the public, our water comes from an expensive fiter that kills even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This place has wonderful food and an atmosphere to match! Would definitely recommend!! We went for dinner. Friendly staff, delicious dinner. Great addition to our vacation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had an excellent diner with our children there. We were staying just 5 min walk at the Shawanda lodge (by the way an amazing lodge), and decided to go there because it was all open, with very nice people and menu. We had pasta and tuna, and I have to say that I usually avoid eating tuna, but because... More 

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Newcastle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This restaurant is at the bottom of the hill where we are staying, but I would deliberately travel to this restaurant even if we were not so close by. The food is absolutely delicious, it has a cosy atmosphere. The owner was really friendly and helpful, there was a lovely range of food and a good range of specials on... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Went late one night when nothing else seemed to be open with a picky 8 year old and they were very accommodating. They even sliced the meat to cook it well done for the kid who wouldn't touch it if there was a bit of pink to it! Mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables were absolutely delicious as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 8634 6404

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