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Cafe De Playa

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International
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Calle la Chorrera | 900 Meters From the Entrance Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco 50000, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1621
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highlight of our trip! Appetizer - Mixed tropical Ceviche - truly outstanding, best ever !!! Entree - coconut shrimp - delicious !! On the beach, enjoy the sunset - fully embraced the Pura Vida mantra Service is always excellent.

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Thank Anne W
Fischer, TX, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped at Cafe De Playa for lunch and enjoyed both the lunch and the view! The chicken quesadilla was delicious and large enough to share among two people - coupled with a cocktail, it was the perfect lunch!

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Thank Patricia D
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was excellent, the service was good, the sunset on the beach was perfect but very overpriced drinks and wine made the evening a bit shocking. We will not be going back to eat or drink, the sunset can be enjoyed without the cost.

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Thank Grace D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing and the atmosphere of the outdoor seating was perfect. A little slow but it's all about pura vida down here, no hurrying allowed. At the end the spectacular sunset was the perfect setting for an engagement!!

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Thank Trevor H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop at during walks up the beach in coco, wonderful ambience in a beach setting, great for happy hour and sunsets

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Thank SGM Tully
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely situated, I stopped by this restaurant for my first meal in Costa Rica. I had the shrimp ceviche and it was simply delicious. My friends had the fish and chips and they liked it a lot. Nice spot.

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Thank lesagemicheline
Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is very well situated on the beach in Coco. But the prices are simply not worth the experience, sorry. Will not go back.

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brantford,on
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called ahead, made reservation... was informed wine pricing was included at happy hour! Waiter said everything is avaiable at happy hour!.. my wife ordered red wine and received a very small glass of wine. We figured that reflected happy hour. On receiving our bill we were informed wine wasnt included! Cost was $9.30 !! Management was unresponsive to 10 persons... More 

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Lithopolis, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch outside at Cafe De Playa. There is a good view of Playas del Coco beach from the restaurant. There was a full bar available. Iced teas were good, but we were not offered refills. Our orders of fish and chips came out after a 15 minute wait. The fish was lightly breaded and very crispy, just the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I enjoyed having a drink at sunset but only one drink because it is so overpriced. I stayed here and i did not like my experience whatsoever. $3,000 USD for 4 weeks and we were told there would be breakfast included- turns out that my breakfast tab ended up being over $1,020.00 by the third week there! On top of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$70
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle la Chorrera | 900 Meters From the Entrance Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco 50000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1621

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?