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Budda Cafe

Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8084
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (77 reviews)
“crepes” (20 reviews)
“hummus” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

We ventured in for lunch and were given a very nice table overlooking the river. It was fortunate that we liked the view because, having ordered our salad, we had the opportunity to look at it for 40 minutes. Don't they understand that people tend...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location on waterfront. Music, if you can call it that, was very boring, repetitive, thumping and distracting. Would class this place as principally a pizza place. The Mexican pizza was fairly boring but a good size. I had the ceviche which was ok.

Thank rachel1234725
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great terrace on the waterfront. I love their cocktails. We had great ceviche and tuna carpaccio. The only good coffee in Tortuguero.

Thank hermantheodoor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the village from Pachira Lodge and in need of decent coffee. This is the place overlooking the river in the shade and greet service.

Reviewed April 17, 2018

A must for one of your evenings in Tortuguero - superb fresh dishes and great lagoon side location, Alasdair UK

Thank alasdairmackenzieuk
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

If you want a quiet place to watch the sunset while having a Mojito, this is the place. Good service and reasonable price for drinks.More

Thank FishAndTravel92
enrique l, Gerente at Budda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are grateful for your visit, we try to make the BUDDA a place to relax, eat something delicious and have a delicious drink made with plants that grow in our garden, while they are looked after by our staff that will be willing to...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Take the wonderful passion fruit milkshake and the very good Hurracan cocktail ! The service is great and the food is very good ! Prices are high for the area but still well deserved!More

Thank ComeBDC
enrique l, Gerente at Budda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a joy to have you with us, everything was prepared with pleasure to surprise you specifically, from the moment you entered you were greeted by our bilingual staff whose mission is to make you feel welcome and comfortable offering you always the best so...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner here our first night in tortuguero. We were seated right on the river which was nice. Good service they spoke English and the menu was also in English. It’s at the top end for tortuguero but that doesn’t mean it’s too expensive....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
enrique l, Gerente at Budda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are grateful for your visit, the location and the sunset are great, added to the availability of offering the best services make the BUDDA an ideal place for couples, families or lonely travelers who want to relax, eat something delicious, have a coffee or...More

Reviewed April 6, 2018

We only had drinks, so we can't rate the food, but the atmosphere of the place is amazing and service was impeccable.More

Thank Urs B
enrique l, Gerente at Budda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very grateful for your comment, we are here to offer the best service to our friends from other parts of the world, who bring us a bit of cultural diversity to this beautiful place, THANK YOU, come back soon and have a good...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely pizza overlooking the river whilst watching the sunset. The waiter was really friendly and great company. Had a frozen daiquiri too and the fresh mint lemonade. Both were great. We even spotted dolphin swimming in the river which is really rare and...More

Thank Hannah V
enrique l, Gerente at Budda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very grateful to you for visiting us, I remember that moment when the fin of the dolphin appeared before us, a memorable moment. Come back soon, you are visitors with very good energy and luck ..! Good trip and thanks for your good vibes ..!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: +506 2709 8084
  • E-mail
We humbly offer the best Italian espresso, as well as different styles of coffee, very tasty desserts, international salads, some vegan or vegetarian meals, Italian, Mediterranean and European food. We offer a good service with multicultural staff, prepared and attentive in order to offer the best services in the beautiful Tortuguero National Park-Costa Rica
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