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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

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Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate here twice during our three days in Drake Bay. For 20$, more fresh fish than is possible for two people to eat. Great boozy smoothies.

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Thank layneseamont
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly the fish served to us was not fresh at all. We eat fish regularly, mostly we cook it and never had a fish with such a bad smell and taste. It had a strong smell and taste of ammonium (NH3). I'm sure this is a lonely case of bad luck, but we feel like to discourage you to come... More 

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Thank Cinzia P
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this review

I was absolutely devastated to read this review. There is a lot of work that goes into offering same-day caught fish and I take my business very seriously. The fish that you had is called Wahoo and was caught in the large ocean current found between Drake Bay and Cano Island. It was brought to my restaurant by a local... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a restaurant you want to experience. Small restaurant so swing by and make a reservation. The catch of the day is well prepared and yummy. Curt is very helpful and willing to provide information if asked. Overall a very nice evening.

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Thank Lisa N
Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came highly recommended and deservedly so. Small place with mostly communal table but the vibe is good so no problem sharing tables if you are just a couple. Only 3 items on menu, 2 fish and one vegetarian I believe. Surprisingly this is actually a concept that works well! We were not that hungry and shared the large fish tacos,... More 

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Thank Reg J
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hospitality and even better food! Menu only has three courses, the fish tacos worth a flight and a long drive! Fresh fish make the dish not less than amazing! I will definitely be back here again!

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Thank Yan B
Culross, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fish (try the the Pacific snook if it is on when you visit. One serving is easily enough for two

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Thank alexander478
Piqua, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place to eat and get information on Drake Bay. On my next trip Gringo Curt's is definitely on my list of places to go back to. Pura Via

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Thank alanriethman
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant itself is small, but don't let that fool you. This is a true hidden gem. They serve up a different fish every single day, depending on what the fresh catch is. Meal size is huge! One plate can easily feed two people. Curt was so pleasant. Highly recommend.

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Thank Cheryl Z
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing! You can choose three ways of preparation of the daily catch (fish). However. When you think you are coming for a romantic dinner, you are wrong. In the small restaurant is a (relatively) huge television. On the screen you will see self made diving movies from owner Curt. Hanging on the bar he is telling about... More 

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Thank Floortje H
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this review

I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food at the restaurant, but it’s a shame that you did not enjoy the atmosphere. I have a small restaurant, which is also advertised as a visitor’s center and as such, I am happy to provide information about tours and activities when guests ask me. My 32 inch monitor is used... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loves the simplicity of the menu, just 3 choices, but all wonderful. We ordered the specialty plate. It was tuna-day, so a giant piece of tuna was served. Big enough for 3 people I think. Tuna was so good and fresh! Smoothie with rum tasted also really good.

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Thank Nikki O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay
  • Phone Number: +506 6198 5899
Description
Gringo Curt's Seafood & Visitor Center was established June 2010 and our menu has not changed to date. We have pride in our small menu because it assures that we can provide freshness throughout the year by purchasing fruits, vegetables and fresh fish daily. There are many benefits to having same day caught fish but one downside is that we cannot guarantee a time that we can open. If we have fish at 12pm, we open. Thank you for your consideration and look forward to your visit Pura Vida!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?