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La Macha

Rt. 34, Dominical, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
“red snapper” (3 reviews)
“ceviche” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Rt. 34, Dominical, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Have visited a few times - tiny, unassuming open air spot, and you'll likely find as many ticos as gringos here. Frequently recommended - the chef is brilliant. Had the pargo (red snapper) and the flavour and texture is like nothing I've had anywhere else....More

Thank JnJmouse
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went to la macha for dinner and there was four of us. The ladies had wine and we had beer. We all ordered some type of seafood dinner and all was great. Slight language barrier but we need to brush up on our Spanish....More

Thank Barryorillia
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Superb roasted chicken and a great local and ex-pat hangout! I'd accept anyone's invite to join them here for lunch or dinner, and a super friendly staff!

Thank leerZ1066EX
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We wanted a simple lunch off the highway after visiting Hacienda Baru and La Macha hit the spot. Good menu with very reasonable prices. We had traditional casada and it did not disappoint. It was slow and there was only one person working but she...More

Thank TexmanScuba
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The food is fantastically fresh fish. Don't get anything else, it won't be worth it. We enjoyed a cevice and then a whole grilled fish. It was delicious. A casual atmosphere to be sure, but every bite will satisfy.

Thank sme0284
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Went here one night for 2 tke out dinners and the fish, salad, rice, beans and vegatables could not have been better. Next time we stopped by because out front they have a sign that said Casada Grande for 3000 colonies. I thought gee, this...More

Thank Glenn O
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This soda has a charming staff, a family feel, and has nice and clean open-air tables. The food was very good, fish special for dinner was delicious. Im' told the fish market next door is the same family. Hope you go here.

Thank niyaDenver
Reviewed 3 March 2016

By chance we stopped at this restaurant and we were greatly surprised they had truly wonderful whole fish, fried .. Just delicious.

Thank KathleenLeo
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Quite frankly we felt like an inconvenience...and the food delivered was equivalently prepared. Lacklustre service , poor portions and average quality. I'm sorry to say that it didn't match up to the reviews on and off trip advisor. P.S. beware the blaring teenypop...unless of course...More

Thank Pamplemousse_Soph
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We went for dinner and were very happy with our decision. The fish was excellent as were the vegetables-very fresh and done to perfection. I think a relative is a fisherman and brings in fresh fish daily. The service was great. Although little is spoken,...More

Thank cheri52546
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28 December 2014|
Response from dbmd82 |
Yes. I passed by there last week and they were open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rt. 34, Dominical, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
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