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Vista Hermosa Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
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Just south of Jaco | 350 Mtrs al Sur de la Cancha de Futbol de Playa Hermosa, Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+506 2643 6215
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Had a great breakfast here 2 days in a row! Tico Typical stuffs your belly after a great surf session!

Thank Scott D
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Right on the beach in Playa Hermosa. You can check the surf while you are grabbing some food. I had their ceviche and a smoothie, both were good. Staff was friendly, wasn't too expensive.

Thank Jesse M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place so much that I am having trouble trying anything else. It is solidly pura vida. You feel the warmth and joy of the staff from the moment you enter. Go to backyard for beer and surf watching but eat here. Way better and much cheaper too plus fast wifi. Perfecto!

1 Thank MissBea H
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

During our week-long stay at Playa Hermosa, we ate at Vista Hermosa four times! The service is friendly, the view of the ocean is incredible, and they have great food! I really enjoyed their Tuna Poki, their smoothies, and any rice dishes. Highly recommend!

Thank Miriam Elizabet... B
Heredia, Costa Rica
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

A couple of words just to comply with the requirements. The place is not bad, the bathrooms are something disgusting the urine smell is disturbing. The food is not good and the portions were small, the fresh fruit smoothies weren't fresh at all.... We had a bad time and on top of that, THEY CHARGE ME TWICE THE PRICE!!!! So... More 

Thank esteban c
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Siento mucho su mala experiencia......como dueña nunca supe ni fui informada de su problema, quien lo atendio? Se cobro doble... More 

Yorba Linda, California, United States
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way to MA and Vista Hermosa did not disappoint. Easy to find, delicious fish tacos, cold beer and the Macaws joined us! Amazing CR experience!

Thank Nichole P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and the views. Good service large portions reasonable pricing. I will return. Highly recommend.

Thank Jennifer M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

excellent little restaurant , inviting ocean view, good food, surfboard rental ask for roger Check out the surf and dine

Thank Marc C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stopped in here on our way to Dominical and we were able to sit on the back patio facing the ocean. The service and the food were very good. The staff was friendly and they checked on us frequently. We were told that there is a surf competition held here very Saturday at 4. This would be a great... More 

Thank ndriddle26
Heredia, Costa Rica
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We went for dinner, but ended up just ordering a couple bocas (small plates of bar food). Both dishes were dry and overcooked. It was a very unsatisfying meal. There was a nice view of the beach, but I would rather have decent food.

Thank Quincho Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Just south of Jaco | 350 Mtrs al Sur de la Cancha de Futbol de Playa Hermosa, Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506 2643 6215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?