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The Lookout

Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
+506 8591 8873
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“avocado fries” (38 reviews)
“oysters” (57 reviews)
“tuna poke” (56 reviews)
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Asian, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It truly does not matter what you order. I tried everything. It's a MUST visit. You will not be disappointed.

Thank itsmikechu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! The journey up the hill makes you feel like you're going to a hidden gem! Once there, the staff are extremely helpful, making excellent suggestions. We enjoyed delicious mixed drinks, craft beer, excellent food. Definitely a need to go spot in...More

Thank Mckenzieem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place great view great ppl on top of the world good drinks and music wonderful place to go to

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greate service and attention to the people i deffently come in back to this place. Very recommended for familyes

Thank ksjfu373839d
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the view of the Lookout it is amazing! The food is devine if you enjoy some out of the box type of plates such as the Nachos! I enjoy eating oysters and mostly go there for that, my son goes for the beer!!!...More

Thank Belkis Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Poke nachos as everyone says are great, so were pork tacos. We also ordered a lobster grilled cheese. I read another review by vampire slayer and the response by the owner is hilarious. Loved it! But I do think you could add 1 more ingredient...More

Thank notcookingtonight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is breathtaking especially during sunset. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We ordered lots to share and enjoyed them all. Fish ceviche, avocado fries, poke bowl, octopus burger and finished of with some fried ice cream. Hard to choose a favorite. The...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after being tipped off by a local and we were not disappointed. Although the road to get there was steep and typical Costa Rica style sketchy, the restaurant was amazing and worth the 10 minute drive from cocoa. Service was amazing and...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner at The Lookout. It is under new management and they are trying hard. I found it expensive for what was provided. We spend $54 for two dozen oysters-they sell them individually. They were very good. Our waiter was very good and Zach...More

Thank Haass5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has always been one of my favorite restaurants. Super glad to see it open again under new ownership. Zach is awesome and the chefs and service staff are always FIRST CLASS. I love some of their new items on the menu. Come and check...More

Thank Michael S
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9 July 2017|
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Response from captinleo | Reviewed this property |
As stated above... Closed for the Summer!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 8591 8873
  • E-mail
The Lookout is a seafood restaurant and oyster bar located in Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste. We are the first and only restaurant in town to stock live oysters, to be eaten raw on the half shell or prepared in a number of other ways. We are also the first and only place in town to serve Costa Rican craft beers on tap. The view from our establishment is truly priceless and the menu showcases the freshest seafood that the Pacific has to offer. We hope to see you soon!
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