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“Hidden Gem with Top Service”
Review of Cafe Playa Negra

Cafe Playa Negra
Ranked #4 of 11 Restaurants in Playa Negra
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Great food and prices for the adventurous that want to try the energizing peruvian ceviche or for the most conservative that want a fine Tuna steak or a good hamburguer. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Surf videos, bar and great music.
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We stumbled across this place as we were staying in Playa Negra and wanted to work at a cafe and use some wifi. We got smoothies which were phenomenal and shared the Ceviche con Pescado - which was the best I have had in Costa Rica. It was a little spicy (not too much though) and I am salivating just thinking about it. The wifi there was great and we felt welcome to sit at one of the restaurant tables working for a few hours. We were so delighted with the Ceviche that we returned for dinner. They have TVs and we were able to watch the Stanley Cup final which was a wonderful surprise for a couple of hockey fanatics. We stayed for a few hours and watched the restaurant become extremely crowded (which the waitress said was very strange for a Wednesday night). We were extremely impressed by the waitress' attentiveness, positive attitude, and professionalism. She was the only one working, and there were at least 20 people from 5 different parties who came in at about the same time. My only regret was not ordering dessert sooner. By the time we ordered the passionfruit cheesecake, we were told they had already sold out. Overall, we really enjoyed eating here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone traveling through!

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Thank Tori H
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The ceviche and fried fish with onions was excellent and prepared perfectly and deserve 5 stars. The calamari was over cooked though. The chicken strips and fries for the kids were good too. The ceviche has great flavouring and has a little heat with the chilies. The service was excellent and very pleasant

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Sweet place for an open air breakfast. Pretty garden out back and friendly staff. Smoothies are amazing, try one with passion fruit.

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Thank Mikaela K
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had Caesar salads that came with chicken fingers. They were pretty good, with the chicken being particularly tasty. However, our kids, who ordered off the kid's menu, ended up costing us more than our meals. Even the soft drinks were expensive. We probably won't return because of the prices but the food was good.

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch. Had the Caesar salad and rice and beans. Good food friendly staff. We'll be back!

Thank lougheedsinlove
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