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Roberto's Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$Latin, Seafood,
Second Beach Road, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0011
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (34 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
“tuna special” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Second Beach Road, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Roberto's last evening. Free easy parking is about its only virtue. We had the tuna steaks, which were promised to be fresh, with the garlic sauce, ordered rare. We got old tuna, well done, with a faux butter (horrible taste and mouth...More

Thank Minnesota56
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the restaurant for dinner, happy hour and sundowner drinks. It has a fantastic location, right on the beach. We got a table almost on the sand, beautiful views. The service was good and fairly rapid. Food was ok and the happy hour drinks...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The location is fabulous but they were out of several dishes that we wanted that night like chicken and lobster. So we were a bit disappointed. Felt like they should have told us everything that wasn't available before we looked at the menu and chose...More

Thank Travel3mom
Bette G, Owner at Roberto's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

I am glad you enjoyed the ambience of the ocean. It is hard to not like. I am sorry to hear that the food you requested was not available. I will be checking with kitchen and wait staff. It would be good for you to...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We originally went here for happy hour cocktails and due to th e great sunset views and friendly staff booked for dinner. Wow, great food. I had red snapper and was delicious. Can't recommend enough.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We opted for hanging at Roberto’s for 3 solid days. The crew are friendly, helpful, and took great care of our group of 12. They set us up with chairs and drinks on their lawn so we could hit the beach, kids could play, and...More

Thank B G
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The atmosphere and food are wonderful. Its a small quality restaurant on the beach in open air. It gives you a feeling of being on the beach at the restaurant in the Casablanca movie. I am sure you will enjoy the simple casual atmosphere in...More

1  Thank OtreblaSolrac
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. The staff was friendly and attentive and the setting is beautiful. Right on the beach and the patio is shaded and breezy. Cocktails are delicious and big. Food is fresh and local. Coming back one day for dinner. 😄

Thank Jenniecab
Bette G, Owner at Roberto's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

I am so happy you enjoyed your food and service at Roberto’s. I hope you will come again. It is a beautiful location.

Reviewed 27 December 2017

We have eaten at many different restaurants in the Playa Hermosa / Coco area over the years but had never eaten at Roberto's. We decided to have a late lunch with some Margaritas on the beach since we were told that their Margaritas were to...More

1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 tried a variety of dishes. All the seafood dishes were great, though the teriyaki ginger chicken definitely was not. (Too salty with no discernible ginger). Service was pretty good. And of course dining right on the beach was nicely atmospheric. Cost...More

Thank VermontGrannie9
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Appetizers, entrees and drinks on the beach! Nothing better! Service was very good and the food was very nice. Specials were fresh caught lobster and yellow fin tuna.

Thank DBS5687
Bette G, Owner at Roberto's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

I am so happy you enjoyed your visit to Robert’s. I hope you will come again.

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8 April 2015|
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Response from FrankLeigh | Reviewed this property |
Hi, While Roberto's is the name of the restaurant, the name of the hotel is La Gaviota Tropical, There is a website, but apparently I am not allowed to type it here, so you will have to go Tripadvisor Playa Hermosa BB and... More
judi T
11 January 2015|
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Response from Packinglight106 | Reviewed this property |
We went for lunch and a little later than typical lunch hour. It was not super busy and our Service great. I think just calling when you arrive in CR will work. A day or two notice for the day you an to eat at establishment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Second Beach Road, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506 2672 0011
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