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Budda Cafe

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Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8084
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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Costa Rican food. It's all wonderful. However, after a while, it's nice to have something different. This place is a treat. Like most restaurants in Tortuguero, it's open air, and it's great fun to watch the tiny geckos run across the ceilings in search of bugs. It's beautifully designed and decorated, and is extremely comfortable. And the pizza!!!... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great view, very friendly staff and nice food. The whole location itself felt like somebody was just living his/her dream - much attention to detail. Went there on the first night of our stay in Tortugero and will go there again.

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Chicago
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner and the ambience. Claudio has a great business. We can see why this restaurant gets great reviews. The pasta was excellent and the mojitos were some of the best we had during our entire trip. Don't be talked into eating elsewhere.

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Thank Steve F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had yummy carpaccio and ceviche here. Slightly more pricey but still good value for money. Nice setting.

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Thank leila w
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent and the ambiance could not be beat! We enjoyed the owner's cats and dog as well.

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1 Thank Hilary J
Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It was really great to find a place that serves gluten free pasta in a deserted place like Tortuguero. The food was good, reasonable prices, recommended for families with young kids

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The cafe itself offers great views over the central river and is arguably the most professional and tasteful restaurant in town. The service was fairly slow and not hugely animated. The drinks and cocktails were great. The food did not live up to expectations. I found that other restaurants offered a more authentic Costa Rican dining experience, be that for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch and this did not disappoint! In Costa Rica everyone is pretty laid back and takes their time letting you relax and enjoy your meal. This restaurant is right on the water so you can watch as the boats go by and check out the amazing landscape. Once the food arrived we devoured it. The portions... More 

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Thank Brithany T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

went on trip advisors recommendation but only the location was great. I had Uruguay Sandwich and it came with a hamburger bun which isnt home made and excessive amounts of mozarella. Salad was ok. just ok

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Thank Mario M
enrique l, Gerente at Budda Cafe, responded to this review

Mario, so you know we make our own home made bread , every day ......... and it is the same bread for the hamburguer and the Uruguay Sandwich . Some people ask for even more cheese , soy we came to a regular amount of cheese, real mozzarella not that plastic you usually get , but it is up to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We both had lasagna which was tasty and filling. The service was a bit slow at first but once we ordered the food arrived in a normal amount of time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: +506 2709 8084

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