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Beach Dog Cafe

Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1293
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mango chicken” (8 reviews)
“fish tacos” (47 reviews)
“smoothie” (32 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 660 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tasty meal at Beach Dog. We arrived at a busy time so staff were stretched thin. Going back for a smoothie this week, looked amazing.

Thank CourtneyCK
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A touristic eatery underneath a hut, giving you a feeling of chilling in a cool forest. Packed with happy people trying out their local dishes, a must try arrival is their famous “guaro con chili drinks”, a tiny shot of local tequila with blood orange...More

Thank Dorothy Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cutest little restaurant. And if you go (you should) TRY THE PICKLEMOLE. It's amazing!! Great atmosphere. They have live music too some nights! Great night out or place to grab some lunch!

Thank jennicolaes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have spent 9 days in nosara and this restaurant was our favorite. It’s very close to the beach, with fresh and delicious food. We would also recommend to make a reservation for the open mic night.

Thank Tine_179
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what is up but the owner doesn't seem to want my business. I have eaten there many times and the last two times i tried to go there I was turned away with open tables available.

Thank Drew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I understand being a tourist spot prices would be high however this place was well over the top. We had breakfast. 2 sandwiches and one juice. The sandwiches were med to small size abd tasted ok. The bill was 19785 colones or about $45 CAD....More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 1 week ago

People kept telling us to try the Beach Dog Cafe. Food was ok....but very expensive and be prepared to sit at a bar on a stool (when tables are full) which is not comfortable and hard to eat at. We expected more for the price....More

Thank cymarion
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach dog is exactly what we were looking for at the end of a beach day, and as it turns out, first thing in the morning too. Cold beers, great food and friendly staff, minutes from the beach. How can you go wrong. We had...More

Thank Skip M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine Asian stir fried veggies with soba or rice, Pad Thai, Thai Curry Bowl all excellent. The fish ( usually mahi) that comes with the stir fry - or chicken or tofu- is very fresh and as large a serving as a main anywhere. Good...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is great! very good, but the portions are very small for the price... and its pretty expensive.

Thank sarahlilysilyurness
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Tony L
9 February 2018|
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Response from gennieb | Reviewed this property |
Costa Rica is not Switzerland. Pura Vida!
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, 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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