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Beach Dog Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Seafood,
Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1293
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (43 reviews)
“quesadilla” (14 reviews)
“smoothie” (31 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 603 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is not bad, though not cheap for sure. But unfortunately we didn’t enjoy our meal at all because we felt rushed but some of the staff, and also a bit annoyed at the rudeness of the same staff. Not going to name any...More

Thank euroUSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here several times during our trip. Food and Drinks are excellent. Make reservations for dinner.

Thank David L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is ample and the service is fine. We were told there was a new dinner menu with higher prices, and indeed the final bill was a bit of a shock. But the ambience was friendly and our server (Mae) went to great lengths...More

Thank Maril C
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Mojito and Fizz were great! Food is off the hook so good. Try the BBQ chicken mango tacos with the house salad. The ambiance is local and true pura vida!

Thank 85Chester
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Fun restaurant, great service, friendly staff and outstanding food. Well worth the visit for lunch or dinner.

Thank Will A
Reviewed 5 November 2017

we stopped at the beach dog cafe for lunch and it was SO good, that we decided to come back the next day for lunch again. Very friendly people. Try the mango bbq chicken tacos.

Thank Ann A
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The tacos are a must. A simple place with simple, local food - could be a little cleaner. Stick with the basics.

Thank AnnieSutton807
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This was the only decent restaurant open in this area for the season. We went there a few times for lunch and dinner. Unfortunately it was raining the whole time we were in Costa Rica. But that didn't stop us going out even in the...More

Thank Chantellehowes
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

About my 6th visit in 3 years. Some things don’t change. Food is decent typically. (Get bottled water, their tap doesn’t taste great) Mike should hire someone to manage the place, and stay behind the scenes. I know he has a tough job dealing with...More

1  Thank travellingbuddymel
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We were soooo happy we went here our last night in town! It was a Tuesday and they had a lively open mic night with ticos and tourists. The food was WAY better than I thought it would be. I had the summer primavera with...More

Thank Lauren W
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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