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Los Trucos Bar and Restaurant

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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
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La Costanera Sur 100 metros sur de Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Uvita, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch.. unfortunately a very uninspired meal. Service was good. Friend had calamari appetizer for lunch. It was fried / fresh and a generous portion. Came with a large cup of boring salsa. I had the philly cheese steak.....big mistake.....first i almost never order red meat (in Costa Rica) and secondly an American entree. The meat was so... More 

Thank epiphanyuvita
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The snapper was super good. I also had patacones and they tasted amazing. I do recommend this place any person would like to try comida tica. Pura vida

Thank Karla R
Dominical, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A special little place in nondescript highway location, serving traditional and modern Tico food. Always a good choice for lunch or dinner. The chef/owner adds his own creative twists like a great Fra Diavlo sauce for dipping fried calamari (spicy is always a pleasant surprise in CR). Arroz con Pollo is the test for comparison to other places---very good here.

Thank HurricaneBob2015
Level Contributor
78 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The food here was very good and the portions were sizeable. I had a very yummy casado and my family had hamburgers that were very good as well.

Thank Beverly R
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Stayed in Uvita for a week and found this spot was the best as it was closest to our place (a small walk from the downtown southbound) and the food was pretty cheap. Myra was super nice and served me the best burrito I found in Uvita! After having a handful of drinks with the meals the bill was very... More 

Thank Bo L
British Columbia, Canada
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We wanted something different than the typical Costa Rica food (tired of beans and rice). We found it here! I had chicken cordon bleu & my husband had chicken marsala. Both were excellent and the prices were reasonable. Definitely recommend this place when staying in or traveiling through Uvita.

Thank DarDarTheRockStar
San Jose, CR
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

The ceviche was tough and the fish didn't seem fresh. Service ok. There were two other couples there. Ate at several other places in the area and this was the worst. I usually go to sodas and local spots for bocas and beer but wouldn't return to this one...

1 Thank CorrePolloRenco
Clifton, Ohio
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Hey, good staff, good food, and a good value. We stopped and had lunch which was very good and stuck around for beers and a soccer game on their big screen. A favorite of the locals, which is always a good sign

Thank chiefhewho
San Diego
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We first went to Los Troncos after a local told us they had some good "bocas"....we wanted a little snack after a day at the beach. We got a Chifrijo and Cevichè mixto (we had tried both of these at few other spots in "downtown" Uvita). The cevichè was super fresh and and a great sized portion. Mi Esposa likes... More 

Thank JakeBSD
Wichita, Kansas
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

It is surprisingly very difficult to be vegan in this area, but Los Trucos went out of their way to make us delicious vegan burritos stuffed with beans and veggies. Not only was it great and filling, they never once made us feel bad for eating off-menu.

Thank live2travel8417

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Costanera Sur 100 metros sur de Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Uvita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Uvita

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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?