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Pura Gula

Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8634 6404
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“salad” (17 reviews)
“pad thai” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The tuna was exactly how we remembered it!! Amazing!! Our favorite was the Tuna with the Sriracha Aioli. Great place where the owner/chef/server is all the same guy. Be sure to eat here!!

Thank Lakefronterosion
Reviewed 11 March 2017

As are most restaurants in CR, this one is open to the outdoors. The "decor" is relatively simple, but very pleasant at the same time.The food was delicious and the service friendly and attentive. It's hard to make healthy food delicious, but they do. It...More

Thank garytros
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We like quality, well cooked and presented food with great flavour and struggled for over a week to find a restaurant that was even close to meeting our expectations. Yes, we are staying near a rainforest and we're not expecting Michelin star, but with the...More

Thank Laythamm M
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Impressive visit to this roadside restaurant with personalized service. Whole fish cooked to perfection. Delectable steak and scrumptious dessert. Recommended.

Thank sbrnqa
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Jaguar Rescue center (a must see!), and really enjoyed every course of our meal: perfectly seasoned gazpacho, turmeric apple soup, pad Thai, and black and white coconut balls for dessert. Highly recommend if you're in the area,...More

Thank TwoChicas
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A group of us booked a table at Pura Gula for supper and walked from our beach rental. We were pleased to find the small, quaint open-air restaurant was well run with excellent personal service and delicious meal options. We were even treated to a...More

Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We found this little cute restaurant by chance, simply by riding our bikes nearby. We decided to go back for dinner that same night, and we didn't regret our choice. It was the best meal we had during our whole stay! We stayed 8 days...More

Thank Strucica
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, layback ambiance and fantastic owners. Went there a few times, tried different things from salads, fish (really fresh) and pasta, and always impressed.

Thank Natalia F
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We´ve been following the Slow Food movement for many many years all through Italy and were both surprised and excited to find it also in Costa Rica :-) Pura Gula is a nice little restaurant with very friendly owners (one cooking, one serving). The menue...More

Thank Dr_KO
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Pura Gula was hands-down delicious. The staff were incredibly friendly and willing to chat, as it was a slow afternoon, and took good care of us. It's a beautiful location on a quiet road, surrounded by jungle and often with a lazy dog or two...More

Thank Soliz M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jim M
How far is this from Alice Ice cream shop?
9 January 2017|
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Response from Danielle F | Reviewed this property |
Only a few houses down. Alice's ice cream was very good!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 8634 6404
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