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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 8397 8690
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“avocado fries” (49 reviews)
“oysters” (60 reviews)
“tuna poke” (62 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
CUISINES
Asian, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 440 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This has got to be one of the most beautiful spots to watch the sunset in Costa Rica. The service is outstanding and we loved the cocktails. I would highly recommend it.

Thank HeleneM418
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much!! It was a pleasure!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must when visiting Coco! The sunset view overlooking the entire bay of Playas del Coco is spectacular. I enjoyed watermelon mojitos, the poke nachos and octopus tacos! Everything was perfect!

Thank Kim S
Elisa P, Direttore at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review!! See you soon!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love happy hour and sunsets up at the Lookout, great cocktails, local beers, local micro brews and the food is great too

Thank Chris A
Elisa P, Direttore at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much to take the time to write this nice review!! See you soon!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy it! The views are always great, but sunrises and sunsets are something else entirely. Don't forget your camera.

Thank CanadianTraveler15
Elisa P, Direttore at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!! Hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed August 21, 2018

must do while visiting in our opinion. romantic spot to reflect and appreciate this beautiful world we live in. Give yourself some time to soak in the beauty of this country,

Thank franktree2018
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I kid you not, this is the second time I have been to the Lookout and waited 20 plus minutes for a server to come to my table. I walked out both times and this time even more upset as I was with my 7...More

1  Thank Auddy
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We opened this new season with a new management, new flavors, new drinks and new plates!! Hope you will have the chance to come and change your mind!!

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Very good. Food. The view is very spécial, up the mountain,,,,,,,at 31 décembre, the fier cracker view as un Réal,

Thank Pierre P
Reviewed June 13, 2018

the food, the atmosphere and the view were great. its a trip out from the main strip but its worth it

Thank 385brianfisher
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We were lucky enough to get to visit The Lookout for sunset and had incredible views and a great dinner. Service was attentive and friendly. The Watermelon Mojito was delicious; as were the many items we tried on the menu! Poke Nachos, Octopus burger, Avocado...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a wonder sunset dinner at the Lookout. There were a lot of things on the menu that sounded delicious, so we ordered a number of things. Our favorite was the traditional ceviche. It was unbelievably good. As good as the...More

1  Thank BenLoriFeral
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timk624
March 31, 2018|
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Response from 805jeffreyw | Reviewed this property |
Cheese in Costa Rica is not typically pasteurized, which is why it often has a different taste. I don’t know if the good folks at the Lookout use pasteurized cheddar or not but that could be the reason it’s not coming out... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Meals
Dinner
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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 8397 8690
  • E-mail
Description
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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