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El Muellecito Restaurant

In Front of the Main Dock, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good54%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
7 Sep 2017
“Made three visits ”
7 Aug 2017
“Nice, cheap food”
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Caribbean, Costa Rican
In Front of the Main Dock, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Are here for lunch one day when I had fried plantains and it was very good. Second visit was for ice cream (reasonable 500/$1 per cone). Third visit was take out, had rice with vegetables (3000, $5.50) which was very good. No complaints. Friendly staff,...More

Thank ShawnaCanuck
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I was expecting the food here to be similar to most places because it's so close to the drop off point for the boats, but it isn't. It's very cheap and the food is a decent quality as well. I had a chicken burger that...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We went later at night and were the only customers. The portions were generous and the price was reasonable. Their fried plantains are served as little cakes, which I rather enjoyed.

Thank CocoConeco
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We ate here twice in our three days in Tortuguero. It is located right on the main path in town just past the soccer field on the left as you head towards the park entrance. The cocktails made by the owner's grandson are the best...More

Thank sunshineluvver
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Two of us ate here once during our stay in Tortuguero. This is a cheap soda style restaurant but the portions are huge and very filling. The only downside was the service was quite slow, but this didn't matter to us as it meant we...More

Thank Billie P
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Don't expect more than a typical rustic restaurant in a tiny fishermen's village. But you can expect fresh and home-made cooked "casados" dishes, with no preservatives or junk food. Inevitable Gallo Pinto and eggs of your choice (actually because there is no breakfast menu). A...More

Reviewed 19 June 2015

We ate here at the recommendation of our hostel for a cheap good eat and it´s exactly that. The food was tasty, the portions were good, the restaurant is clean and nicely decorated and the staff friendly (although you may need to call through to...More

Thank Jessie-127
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

When I travel to such a remote place like Tortuguero, I am not looking for the commodities of progress. What I really want is to experience the place as is. This is what Muellecito offered. Simple delicious carribean food, normal prices and the authentic feel....More

Thank Anastasija_anarid
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is nice, spacious and clean, but the food was so so and the service was really bad. I understand Tico Time and do not like feeling rushed but not ignored either. Only served one cup of coffee and once the entrees were out...More

Thank JonathanB32
Reviewed 14 May 2013

True CR restaurant with really friendly owner, good fish, a TV if you want to watch the football and very good value. The owner couldn't have been more helpful.

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Caribbean, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: In Front of the Main Dock, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
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