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We're a specialized Caribbean food Restaurant located in Cocles; we work with fresh and high quality products which allows us to provide you with an amazing caribbean food experience that you'll never forget! We are on the main street in front of the soccer field (2 km South of Puerto Viejo). Many people visit us on their route before going or after returning back from the gorgeous beaches nearby. We are continuously opened from 11:30am to 8:30pm, everydays less Tuesdays.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To experience the best of Caribbean food simply go to La Nena! Every dish we tried (went twice) was super fresh and totally delicious! While the same dishes are offered in most Caribbean restaurants, some prepare it better than others. I felt La Nena was...a notch above! Best ceviche we tried on the coast! Really wonderful red snapper! Even the passion fruit dressing was great! And portions are very generous. To top it off cocktails and service were great!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Francesco B., Propietario at La Nena, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

¡Many thanks for your nice words from all La Nena Staff!!

Reviewed March 26, 2020

The staff are friendly, helpful and genuinely caring. The kitchen staff make some incredible eats. The plates are bountiful and tasty. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming and EVERY meal that we had at La Nena was delicious, flavourful and memorable. We wish we could...have eaten there more often while we were in Cocles - it was our favourite place to eat!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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atleticopaco, Propietario at La Nena, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2020

Hola Celia and John. We loved to read your experience. Thank you so much for take your time to write that! Looking much forward to your next visit! Sincerely, La NENA Staff

Reviewed March 24, 2020

We ate a late lunch here and were impressed by the very generous servings. Everything we saw (and could smell) coming out of the kitchen looked incredible. We enjoyed our casados. It is a very casual atmosphere and appeared as though many locals also eat...here which is typically a good sign!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

We had dinner here our first night in Puerto Viejo and were very happy with our choice out of several local restaurants which all came highly recommended. Nice casual walk from several of the hotels and lodges in the area and the food, drinks and...service are all excellent. The mojitos are handmade, the ceviche is fresh and full of flavor and the vegetable burritos are stuffed with fresh local vegetables - all delicious as is their fabulous passion fruit dressing which compliments several of their local dishes. Prices are very reasonable and portions are very generous. Definitely a good choice!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

La Nena was recommended by our hosts at Hotel Caribe Town and we had lunch and dinner here several times during our stay. It's not a fancy place at all but the food was always good and the service friendly. Nice cocktails and smoothies as...well.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

Simple menu but wide choice of Costa Rican food. Atmosphere very relaxed and friendly. Portions huge, very tasty and very reasonably priced

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

Nice atmosphere, good food, moderate prices. Enjoyed eating here. The tropical chicken with Casado was the best dish we tried.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

My wife and I went to La Nena at the recommendation of someone at our hotel. I ordered a mojito. It was fresh, no mix here, and served in a cold mason jar shaped glass with a handle. We had be told the food was...plentiful so we shared an order of Caribbean chicken. There was enough for the two of us and it was full flavorMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

Excellent lunch!! I have a rice and beans with fish, it was delicious! Nice fruit juice, prepared in the moment

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Excellent lunch! So much food! I had Caribbean chicken with rice and beans and it was so good. Service was good and quick. Definitely worth a stop if you are in Cocles.

Date of visit: February 2020
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