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Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill

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Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
+506 2670 1246
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Father Roosters is 200 yards from the Villa so Sunday evening when we arrived we walked down for supper and drinks. We were greeted by our sever Gerald. He explained and told of us some of the favorites etc. We ordered 2 Margaritas a Mai Tai and a frozen lemonade. All were very good. We asked about Ceviche and asked... More 

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Thank Myrth J
Halifax, NS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only stopped in for a drink but the setting is wonderful and the drink menu is quite fun. Lots of shade and great wait staff.

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Thank Mary B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right on the beach with swings for you to sit in. Great smoothies and fresh french fries and fish delicious.

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Thank cindypete60
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cool place, good food, and drinks and music but be prepared for a long wait more often than not. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank jacktalkthai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed good fish dishes on the bay. Live music was soothing and local. Service was good. Bartenders made a drink they had not heard of before at the request of one diner and he was satisfied with the result.

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Thank Rj D
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The staff are nice ,Great location right on the beach abit pricy because it is the only place on that beach.I am here for another month and will keep you posted and get pictures. Happy Valentine's Day "cheers"

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For friends and business dinners right at the beach. The menu offers good snacks and dishes. Quality very good not creative the kitchen and menue has not really changed in five years. But here you know what to expect and the staff is nice and friendly. Unfortunately the tree with the treehouse got wrotten so no climbing anymore for my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended to check out Father Rooster's in Playa Ocotal and I'm so glad we listened! This restaurant is right on the sand, shielded from the wind and offeres great food, drinks, and service.

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Thank Travis D
Kenai, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 11 and left about 3. We had a soft drink, then went for a snorkle to see the fish..watch out for jelly fish farther out! Then we had lunch and a beer. Time for one more dip in the blue ocean which all translated to a good time. As long as you are ordering something they do... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk along Ocotal Beach is sure to wash your cares away and watching the sunset from the swing chairs and listening to a live band before enjoying a Rooster Burger and Fish Burger is a great way to wrap up the day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1246
Description
Father Rooster is the premier beachfront bar & restaurant on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The location and scenery combined with top quality (yet very simple) food and our famous frozen drinks makes Father Rooster a must see on your next visit to Costa Rica. This is the place where the locals and tourists sit side by side sipping cocktails, eating fresh Mahi-mahi and Tuna and watching the sunset over the Pacific. This is the place where Hemmingway would have hung his hat and the place that Buffet would write songs about. Its the place that you have been looking for all of your life... Come on in, and enjoy!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?