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Restaurante Las Olas

$$ - $$$
Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
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Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. | Costado Oeste de Farmacia Aloe, Playas del Coco 1000, Costa Rica
+506 2670 2003
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

This place has great service and the food is really superb, if you want to try something different this is a place that is definitely worth a try.

1 Thank KDahmani
Athabasca, Canada
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

We went there for a surf and turf but they had no lobster. I had Filet Mignon and it came with a mushroom sauce/gravy that overwhelmed the filet. When I asked the waitress what this was she said the meat was the 'filet' and the sauce was the 'mignon'. Huh? The steak was cooked as rare as I like however... More 

Thank Sunshells2
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

we had dinner in 3 last night here. We ordered 1 calamares frittos y 1 patacones to share and 3 mariscadas with soft drinks. Bill came about 85 dollars and the food was not that great in taste nor in freshness. staff was though very nice and friendly.

Thank spasci
Washington, D.C.
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

We went to Las Olas based on previous tripadvisor reviews. We were looking for some seafood dishes and decided to try this restaurant, and like others, we weren't disappointed. We ordered 4 entrees, 3 cocktails/drinks, 2 desserts for 4 people and it cost us less than $100 U.S. The waiter was extremely friendly and attentive. Don't judge the exterior, as... More 

1 Thank kzim1112
Hillsdale, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

You can't go wrong at Las Olas. We had ceviche for an appetizer and it was amazing. For entrees we had Surf & Turf, which was a nice strip steak and Shrimp with Mahi Mahi and a "Stuffed Lobster". The lobster was HUGE!!! And besides the entire lobster, it was piled high with fish, calamari, crabmeat, shrimp, clams and mussels.... More 

1 Thank HeatherW184
Boulder City, NV
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We were referred to Los Olas and took a chance. We were pleasantly surprised because our waiter was gracious and helpful. The food was very good. My husband and I both had the surf and turf which consisted a small medallion of beef, three shrimp, and a piece of white fish in a mild garlic butter sauce. It. It was... More 

1 Thank judyarm1
Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

Straight forward, food is good, maybe portion are just regular, not big, not small, flavor is very good, and you have a nice view of the street while enjoying your meal.. Tried different placed around, and this one is pretty good..!

1 Thank David A
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481 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

Great food and service. We went on a Sunday evening, had the place pretty much to ourselves. So we had great service. Our waiter was very friendly and spoke good English. The coconut shrimp was huge and very good. Prices are good. The drinks were great, my husband said the Margarita was awesome.

Thank Shalloh60
Dayton, Ohio
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

stopped here for quick lunch before hitting Playa Coco. Decent food, they play American music videos which was kinda fun to watch. Above-average prices.

Thank John S
Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

This is a little restaurant which is situated about half-way down the main drag in Playa del Coco. It is up some stairs, and offers a nice view of the street and market. Prices are a little bit higher than the average restaurant, but the service was top notch,and the ceviche and red snapper were delicious.

Thank santoku2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. | Costado Oeste de Farmacia Aloe, Playas del Coco 1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 2003

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