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The Beach House Restaurant and Bar

800 M Norte Banco Nacional, Playa Potrero 00000, Costa Rica
+506 2654 6203
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
800 M Norte Banco Nacional, Playa Potrero 00000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here after a long day at the beach and were looking for some casual food and drinks. We opted for the wings and tuna poke both which were great and I would get again. The service was excellence and the drinks were good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kate M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant charges way more than is typical for the area and is just OK. This kind of place is one that we like to call a Trip Advisor black hole--meaning that a bunch of people who like average food give it 5 stars so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maria M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've enjoyed a fantastic dinner while we we're watching the sunset. The food was absolutely excellent. Thanks to Milena for that great service!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nathalie_travelling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were waiting for our condo to be available and the realtor recommended The Beach House. It is rustic but seemed popular today (Sunday afternoon). The staff was friendly and our food good. I had a shrimp/ avocado salad which was fresh and very good....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome time at the Beach House with 5 friends! We all had different drinks that were made with fresh ingredients and were delicious! Potrero Sunset was rated the best! The meals that we had were made exactly as ordered with the Bang...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DMF0623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely stop in here, especially if you are Las Catalinas where the food options are minimal. The tables are on front porch overlooking the water. The service was prompt (for Costa Rica) and the food and drinks were delicious. We aren’t fishermen but we saw...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank susan222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to sit outside and have a drink and dinner. It is very funky with its colorful tables and table lamps. It is right on the beach so you can come in fom the beach or from the road. Come early...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank james_wert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic small restaurant right on the beach, it was great to sit and just look out to sea. Sunday nights they have a singer there (Costa Man) who is very good and funny with it. Super menu and friendly staff

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rosesMiltonKeynes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch here and liked it so much we returned for dinner the next day. The restaurant is perfectly positioned in a quiet spot - ideal to watch sunset and see the boats coming in. Such a warm welcome from the owners...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank F7971AJemmab
Reviewed December 2, 2018

It's a small restaurant right on the beach. The service is good but the food and drinks are just ok.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank yesileft
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April 25, 2018|
Response from tashapVermont | Reviewed this property |
The hotel and restaurant told us it was safe enough to walk on the beach after dark. I would recommend a flashlight or using your phone's flashlight app. We weren't out super late ~back to the hotel by 8;30 or 9:00 ~ it... More
February 5, 2018|
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Response from havegunwilltravel | Reviewed this property |
Beach House accepts major cards, as do most restaurants in the area.
April 29, 2016|
Response from Murray C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Recent owner change and that has definitely changed. I was just there in March, had margaritas, sangria and beer myself over the course of a few visits.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 M Norte Banco Nacional, Playa Potrero 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Potrero
  • Phone Number: +506 2654 6203
  • E-mail
Formerly a private residence, The Beach House has been transformed into a quaint restaurant and bar, renown for its fresh seafood and equally excellent American fare. Located directly on Playa Potrero, The Beach House offers awesome daytime and nighttime views of the Pacific Ocean, interrupted only by some of the most spectacular sunsets the area has to offer.
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