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Beach Dog Cafe

Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1293
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mango chicken” (8 reviews)
“fish tacos” (49 reviews)
“guacamole” (24 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The integrity of the food at Beach Dog's is fantastic!!! The organic fresh, delicious, nutritious, and creative offerings are always great. The presentation and impeccable service just make it all even more enjoyable. We had the Fresh Catch, which was dorado and it was prepared...More

Thank Jill6843
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is not small, some amazing choices to ponder. We were with a large group on open mic night and had a great time. Winter is stormy and not too many tourists in October, easy to seat our group and the staff was really...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steps away from the beach, this little restaurant is incredible. I always get the fish sandwich. They also have the best hot sauce (you can buy there I believe). We go to Nosara to surf so leaving the beach, we make sure to stop here!...More

Thank crworcester
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I was very impressed by beach dog cafe. Staff were awesome! My vegan corn dog blew my hat off and the pancakes with real banana slices in them were perfect. Thanks again guys I will be back!

Thank lucasi25
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This place is by far the best spot in Nosara. First of all, the location is amazing (2-minute walk from the beach). The staff is super friendly and fun, always greeting you with a smile and a chat. The food is DELICIOUS. So many yummy...More

Thank Ally R
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Service was good. The bill was higher than expected. The waitress said i looked at the locals menu prices? Didn't think so but paid the tab. Didn't go back.

Thank PeteyBrowne
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The beach dog is always really good. I was there last Thursday (8/30/18) and had a burrito and an oscuro y tormenta (dark and stormy) drink. Both were excellent. The wait staff is always super friendly and efficient. You do have to pay in cash,...More

1  Thank Eric Y
Reviewed September 5, 2018

After hours of sun and beach you are going to be hungry. Really hungry. Not much around in Nosara so this place becomes a regular spot. The fish is delicious! It's a bit pricey, but the portions are generous and the quality is wayyy beyond...More

Thank dogmakes3
Reviewed August 29, 2018

My family of 5 is partly made up of vegetarians and the Beach Dog had an amazing menu that clearly caters to the vegetarian eater. My family I am frequented the Beach Dog over the 2 weeks we spent in Nosara. The staff is friendly...More

Thank kirajames
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I went to eat at this place last night, the food and server were both very good. Today, I went back because I had a question/needed help with something and the manager/owner was quite dismissive and borderline rude. This is enough for me to write...More

1  Thank Tish C
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Tony L
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Spaldini | Reviewed this property |
The owner does his own thing. He doesn’t care to lose you as a customer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 1293
Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.
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