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Selvin's

main road to punta uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0664
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (22 reviews)
“patacones” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (23 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
main road to punta uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 3 April 2017

We each had the lobster, but also tasted the rondon (spelling?). I do not like fishy taste and that soup did not taste like fish. It had crap and fish in there, but tasted like the coconut milk. Our lobsters were so good. I would...More

Thank dorothym603
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Unless the food is really something special, we can't overlook bad service. Unfortunately, the food was just OK. A friend with us had the soup (Mondon I believe) which our waitress said was the best in Costa Rica. It's basically a fish soup with crab...More

1  Thank nancy t
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and quick service! We didnt have to wait long and food was fresh. Most plates include rice and beans which tastes real good. Patacones rock as well.

Thank Oscar S
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Was very much looking forward to trying this well reviewed local institution on one of the few days that it opens in the week . When we did we were looked after by a lovely young embarrassed waitress and the menu looked good , but...More

Thank suffolksimon
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We heard about this place and found it, and we were not disappointed! It is right on the main road going through the area and has a nice ambiance. I think it has been there for many years! I can not remember the name of...More

Thank Montie S
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We shared Sea Bass entrees as well as Caribbean chicken and both were tasty. They take credit cards. With a beer & tip bill was about $28 total.

Thank tonytD9568SZ
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went to this place based on reviews and did not get disapointed, it is really a wonderful place with epic food and also we had luck because there was live music that day. Best "Rice & Beans" of this trip and the bbq was...More

Thank Josue H
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was recommended to us by the owner (Jon) of the Toucan Stay Inn where we were staying. It was fabulous! great food, beautiful setting & friendly service. It took a little time to get our drinks & meals, but we were enjoying the atmosphere...More

Thank Terri K
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our first meal out. It was easily within walking distance and had been recommended by several people. First visit I had the fresh red snapper, which was overcooked and poorly done. On our second visit I had the “specialty soup” which had very little fish...More

Thank heynavysailor
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were recommended by many to go to Selvins. Ate there twice as we thought as we were late arriving the first time, we had not given it a fair chance. However it did not improve much on the second visit. Food pretty bland, menu...More

Thank 360Marie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: main road to punta uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0664
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