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Cafe El Sueno

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Cafe, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Dominical | Near Hotel Domiloco, Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The smoothies are all fruit and are the best ever. Great value, can get a little warm in the dining area, they need to repair their ceiling fans.....

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Thank blong1717
South Lake Tahoe, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great fresh, good tasting food... Best smoothies , large servings, friendly smiling people!! Easy to stop by on your way to the beach.

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Thank 2014CostaRica
Davis, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Delicious food, the very best smoothies, and friendly service- not much more one could ask for. Can't wait to go for breakfast one day. For lunch, casados are everything

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Thank ofafeather
Halifax Region, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Great food, staff and location. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle. Food is fresh and delicious. Prices are the best in town. Smoothies need a spoon.

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Thank Pat L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

El Sueno is a 100 or so meters off the main road which makes it a little less touristy. That's a good thing, not bad. The food was fresh and very good, the service was very attentive, and the prices were LOW.

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Thank DonJM
oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This little, atmospheric cafe near the beach is family run and a real treasure. My meal was so good, I couldn't bear to try anything else and, although we didn't find it til the end of our stay, we visited both days we had left. I had the desayuno especial--or special breakfast: eggs, chorizo, gallo pinto, and creamy fried plaintains... More 

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Thank redrob45
Chelsea, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had breakfast a Café El Sueno 3 of our 5 mornings in Dominical. The food was great - the smoothies to die for - and you can't beat the friendly staff, especially host Rosa. Judging by the regulars we saw each time we went, Café El Sueno is very popular among the locals, as well as those just visiting... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Authentic delicious Tico meal, and great family run restaurant. Owner was very friendly, and helpful with our order.

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Thank James S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Had two breakfasts here. Gallo pinto with chorizo. Very good. We also tried smoothies. Monoloco - coffee and banana was amazing. They also had fruits and vegetables for sale. We bought some avocadoes for a fair price.

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Thank Miroslav K
Ashland, Montana
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

This is the best breakfast value in Dominical. They open early, the food is good, the service is fast and cheerful, and they are a bit less expensive than other places. I love their fresh fruit batidos!

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Thank June P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dominical | Near Hotel Domiloco, Dominical, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical

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