We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Beach Dog Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegan Options
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Website
Today
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

572 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 533: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife, friends and I have enjoyed two delicious meals so far at the Beach Dog. One meal was dinner with 18 people where we were served quickly, efficiently and, most importantly, the food was delicious and reasonably priced. The drinks were darn good as well. I had the "Amazing Fish Tacos" which were really quite good. The second meal... More 

Helpful?
Thank Humarock_Seth
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun little restaurant tucked behind a world class surf break.. it has great food and loads of gluten free / authentic quality eats! Try the pickelmole.. you'll love it!

Helpful?
Thank Chad Y
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had breakfast/brunch there a number of times and it was consistently excellent. Fresh and delicious. A nice relaxed place. The coffee is great also. Wide selection of food and every dish was excellent.

Helpful?
Thank DeborahD449
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to the Beach Dog Cafe twice during our 4 day stay in Nosara. We went our first night in town for drinks and live music and then returned the following night for dinner. The food and drinks were excellent, I would highly recommend the tropical shrimp and the dessert quesadilla.The staff was also extremely helpful and friendly (loved... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katie H
New Jersey
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been here several times over the years since Beach Dog has opened. Great food. Great service. Great environmental and food ethics. Gets crowded but I think they take rezzies so do that if you go at prime time.

Helpful?
Thank WavesHuevos
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a good dinner and some superb cocktails at Beach Dog Cafe. Staff are great, mojitos are amazing, but compared to other restaurants in Nosara we thought the food was quite average and lacked flavour. From my experience in Nosara the #3 ranking looks overly flattering!

Helpful?
Thank Everest8850
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurants at Guiones are really good - Ten Pies, Burgers and Beers, Rosie's, Kaya Sol - so this place is a step down. Near the beach and basic bar food. Nice ambience in a basic way.

Helpful?
Thank ReallyMeC
Greenwich, Connecticut
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great spot, awesome service, delicious food and really cool logo/tshirts! :) If you are craving some fries and a hamburger, a yummy salad or a fresh lemonade with a reed straw enjoy a stop at BDC!

Helpful?
Thank poolhouse46
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After working up quite an appetite with a sunrise surf, it was hard to beat a late breakfast at the Beach Dog Cafe. Very nice service, fresh ingredients, and great smoothies. Perfect for everyone.

Helpful?
Thank Jeffery K
Maine
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first stop when we arrived back in town after a two year absence. Breakfast one day, lunch another. Fish tacos, breakfast burrito and an amazing new taste sensation - picklemole - yes, guacamole made with pickles and jalapeños. Oh yum! Mike and team maintain a consistently good experience.

Helpful?
Thank MaineLab_mom

Travellers who viewed Beach Dog Cafe also viewed

Nosara, Province of Guanacaste
Nosara, Province of Guanacaste
 
Nosara, Province of Guanacaste
Nosara, Province of Guanacaste
 

Been to Beach Dog Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:30
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
Description
Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Beach Dog Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Beach Dog Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?