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Chao's Paradise

$$ - $$$Caribbean, , Seafood
Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2755 0284
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Caribbean, Costa Rican, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch and the selection for what I feel is lunch food is small. Meat, chicken, tuna sandwiches and salchipapas. Salchipapas is describes as sausage and fries, which I interpreted to be a sausage and fries or a hot dog. Nope, it’s deep fried...More

Thank laxjunkies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take it from a local (expat), you will not be disappointed in any meal you order off their menu. The beer is cold and the service extraordinary. Had another great meal and drinks all while watching the super bowl. Priceless!!!

Thank onenana5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the fresh quality of the food here and the prices were reasonable. You can sit and watch the waves and we recommend the Arroz con Pollo and the chicken sandwich.

Thank lorishop
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The food was excellent, even if the restaurant was not filled. Off season and weather not perfect for many travellers, but still lovely.

Thank stewart_page
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a nice little spot sitting across the road from the beach with a view, great sea breeze and good food. The staff is warm and welcoming but between their limited English and my rough Spanish we managed to end up with a meal...More

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I just had lunch at Chao's--a burger with a salad. The burger came with fries, but it was no trouble to substitute a salad. It was more than adequate. There's an interesting beach scene in front of the restaurant--great people watching. I would go back.

Thank Quincho Q
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The lobster was excellent! This spot has an ocean view. The service is pura vida so have a little patience. But well worth the wait.

Thank badikis
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I think that this is the best Caribbean food on the coast! They are fast and friendly, and orders come out hot and correct every time!

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Ate here twice. Good meals both times. Cheerful service, once by a waitress who bustled all over the restaurant and somehow kept pace alone because a second was sick. Relaxing atmosphere just off the beach. Ate seafood and rice, and enjoyed it.

Reviewed 28 January 2017

about 1 km outside of Cahuita, in the centre of many of the small boutique hotels. Good place for a brew or meal. Basic costa rican food that is tastier than most. Right across the street from the ocean so you can sit at the...More

Thank RockyMJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Costa Rican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: +506 2755 0284
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