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Wacky Wanda's

Pub, Costa Rican
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Main St., Quepos, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

What an improvement! Wacky Wanda's new bar is a giant step up. Same friendly welcoming atmosphere, but now in a brand new remodeled location. One of the only A/C bars in quepos. So nice and fresh now. The last building she was in was a dump. The move was long overdue, and much appreciated. Wanda is awesome!

Thank John D
Urbandale, Iowa
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I have a different view of this bar than previous commenters. Sometimes on Trip Advisor a bar or restaurant is described as an ex-pat hangout, and we go there and there are no ex-pats. This place, on the other hand, is the real deal. It is a hangout for older American ex-pats. There are photos of George Bush on the... More 

Thank angryurbandaleman
Fort Lauderdale
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Wanda had to move.Went to grand opening.Excellent party.Lot smaller. Had.a blast as always. Will be back for years to come.

1 Thank blakes8542
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

If you're young (20's 30's), don't think twice about entering this bar. As many bars as I have been to, I have never been forced to buy a drink. We had JUST finished our beer, and the owner was already upset because we didn't have a beer in our hand. Owner was constantly lingering the entire bar making sure everyone... More 

1 Thank ushma14
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

If you like to spend time with drunken retired Americans , this is the place for you. Music was okay but beer prices high.

Thank 628traveller
Friendswood, Texas
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This bar is a taste of dive bar USA. The TV was playing grande old opree. The regulars are mostly ex-pats, the beer is cold and everybody very friendly. Nice place, we would go back, in fact we did go back!

Thank robert77546
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a great bar with A/C (and always on, you'll love it!), great staff, cold drinks, excellent pricing and a fun local atmosphere. Come for a drink to cool off or stay for awhile. It's a locals and expat hangout and for good reason. Wanda has a great knowledge of the area if you need local info. A fun... More 

1 Thank LisaPuraVida
Quepos, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

not very friendly to gringo's anymore. lousy food, lousy service. Supposed to be a sports bar, but they will watch random stuff during play-off's.

Thank novakia
Fort Lauderdale
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Been going here for years as well.If you like bush and Ronald R.this is the place.Memeorbila all the way.Cold Beer.Great Music on Friday night 5 to 7. Love hanging out with the locals as well as the PVSC …..Pura Vida Social Club.

1 Thank blakes8542
San Francisco
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568 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015

The cash only part of this place was a real turn off but frankly, the beer was cold and it was a great thirty minutes out of the heat. The bartenders and the locals who frequent this place are real characters and the walls full of memorabilia. Note, I got the feeling (remember James Brown?) that some of the girls... More 


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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pub, Costa Rican
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St., Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?