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Bar y Restaurante El Coco

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Pub
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Main Street | 50 metros sur de los Planteles del ICE Dominical, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0235
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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costa rica
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This place is right in front of the beach and was a great experience. The prices were very reasonable given the location and the portions were ample. My wife wasn't too pleased with the wings, but the girls had casados (local lunch special) and loved them. I couldn't quite decide, but the waiter suggested the tuna steak and it was... More 

Thank fijatevos
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We really liked El Coco - feels like a lot of locals eat there. Service was really friendly and the food was solid - nothing unexpected, just basics done well (great grilled chicken, fried rice, quesadillas, smoothies, etc.).

Thank Lauren S
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

El Coco was a nice surprise, we had been going to another restaurant at the other end of the board walk. One night we wanted a change. El Coco hit the spot. Friendly waiters/waitresses, nice view of ocean, sunsets and good food. All the service providers are excellent. Ronny is super. Over the several months we have been here in... More 

Thank Closer46
Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Not bad especially local Tica meals. Nice people fair price. Good selection of beers and a great location. So far the best place we found near the beach.

Thank AOPRodney
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We went there to eat in the afternoon, parked our car on the property next to the restaurant. We got out of the car and when we came back my bag was missing. When I told the employees that my bag was stolen they acted indifferent, not very helpfull. I went to the police immediatly. At least the sent somebody... More 

Thank Alpensteinbock
Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Had a waitress that was really fast and in Coasta Rica for about 4 months. The drinks and food were good. The open air restaurant across from the beach was great. It is interesting that so many places used the same sort of inferior napkins. Had great dish here - but, it required napkins for my fingers. Lots of people... More 

Thank groseclose
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Fresh tuna was out of this world! Best I've had in years..Waiter was super friendly. Good service and nice atmosphere.

Thank 422lisam
Ojochal, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Food is always consistent, waves out front are awesome, and the staff provides good service. Great typical Costa Rican food, and family run establishment.

Thank Terraba2
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Don't go there. They are selling security but it is not safe and later they will blame you if you got robbed and kick you out. Normally we wanted to camp at the beach, but they explained us that they have a security guard and it's safe to camp at there place. Also other guests told us we could leave... More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Food is above average and the prices are reasonable and fair. All taxes and service is included. Very good location, next to the ocean. Delicious fresh juices for good price! We returned there for three times.

Thank Ilze M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Seafood, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | 50 metros sur de los Planteles del ICE Dominical, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 2787 0235

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?