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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (31 reviews)
“smoothie” (26 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped by because we heard about the place from a couple on our previous excursion. I don't eat fish, and after being challenged to not enjoy the dish prepared for me I have to rephrase it to I don't eat fish in any other...More

1  Thank Kjs5013
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice and cozy atmosphere. There is three things in the menu which all were with today's fish. Great service and a okay wine. All in all a good experience and worth a visit.

Thank carentius93
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A family visit on our last night in Drake Bay. The fish for the day was rooster fish which, between us, we had cooked in two ways: in a banana leaf over the open fire and in tacos, both were perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious....More

1  Thank selsworth
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

After traveling around for over 40 years I have just been graced with the best seafood meal I have ever had. If you are in Drake Bay and enjoy seafood give this place a try.

1  Thank BonnySteveandDee
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Do not miss out on the fish tacos simply amazing and make sure you are hungry because it is not for light eaters!

Thank rachaelmarykershaw
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Delicious food, great atmosphere, interesting discussions with Curt about life and adventures in Drake Bay area! Highly recommended place to eat and to learn a thing or two about Costa Rica! The size of each served meal is more then enough to feed two people.

1  Thank iddayhiker
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Dinner is catch of the day. Only three menu items. So delicious we went there twice. Meals are huge enough to share and cost $20 for a huge serving of fish potatoes and sautéed vegetables all cooked in a banana leaf

1  Thank Meredyth L
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Best wahoo I have ever had ! It's a great place to chill and Curt is great and will tell you alot about the history of the island and fun solo things to do.

1  Thank rrp900
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I am not a big fan of fish and after explaining my "idea" of good fish and what I don't like-Curt suggested the fish taco. I was skeptical, but promised myself I would try things out of my comfort zone. It smelled amazing just while...More

1  Thank D O
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Finally a place where the fish is well cooked in Costa Rica. No fried fish there, just fresh perfectly cooked fish. The portion is very generous, and the restaurant is beautiful. The smoothie was a bit too thick for me but with a very generous...More

1  Thank Damien D
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Questions & Answers
1 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
Like many establishments in Drake Bay, we accept dollars or colones but do not accept credit cards.
15 April 2017|
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Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
We will be happy to place you in the calendar. 1st we need: Number of guests Hotel name Guest name Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you
Craig S
29 March 2016|
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
7:30am and 2:30pm Safe travels!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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, locally and 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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