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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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Highland
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best meal we had in Costa Rica. At 10,000 colones for 2 it was very good value for money. The menu is simple - we went for the fish of the day between 2 and it was more than enough and beautifully fresh.

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Thank crofterlassie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

He is lovely, his food is AMAZING and the view to all the birds eating bananas while you are there is just priceless. Ah and the smoothie with rum was also amazing! Thanks Curt!

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Thank AlidaFab
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay and both times we had a positive experience. The fish you're eating is caught that day and is cooked perfectly. Highly recommend eating here.

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Thank Michael D
La Pine, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best swordfish ever. Portions are advertised to be large enough for 2 - and they are. Good place to eat in Drake but get there early, since the restaurant is quite small.

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Thank richard s
Wapakoneta, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant 5 out of the 7 days we spent in drake. Thankfully we found this restaurant on day 1. Reservations are recommended especially for a big group. We had 10 people in which 4 were kids that thought they hated fish but they couldn't get enough. Had Maui Maui, sailfish, wahoo, Marlin, and one more. It's always... More 

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Thank amyelkins
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was one of the few very good restaurants I've found in 9 months of travel in Costa Rica. Prices are very low for the quality and quantity of the food. I ate there 3 nights of the 6 nights I ate in local restaurants.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Folks, this is a no brainer. If you have a little money to spend, do yourself a favor and have dinner at this place. The two of us ate a delcious fish (which name I unfortunately forgot), served with fresh vegetables and mashed potatoes. Wow, did that taste good! And the fish filet, neatly served in a leaf, was so... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gringo Curt's offers a unique dining experience that combines quality food with the "real tropical flavor" of Drake Bay. The portions were huge so I definitely recommend sharing. Seating is limited in this intimate, casual and comfortable dining room. We knew it was a popular place because we couldn't get in on our first two attempts for dinner. Third try... More 

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Thank Sara V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restricted menu but Good fish & Good cocktail ! 3 different choices with the catch of the day Efficient service and cosy terrace.

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Thank Pierre B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here a few days ago and shared the first fish option. There are only 3 options. We had Blue Marlin - the catch that day and it was delicious. Very big portion but perfect for 2 to share. I had a rum shake too also very good and pretty punchy. Would recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$15
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?