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“One of my local "must dine" choices”
Review of Amigos Bar and Grill - CLOSED

Amigos Bar and Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Who would have thought that this intimate hideaway, not on the beach, but in a courtyard behind the Playa Junquillal Welcome Center would offer some of the freshest food we have tasted during our travels through Costa Rica. The new owner, Garrett is not only a friendly outgoing ex-pat from California, but he is a darn good chef as well. Everything is made from scratch, at the time of ordering, using only local ingredients and freshly caught seafood. He offers a simple well thought out menu, as well as "Happy Hour" specials. The Margaritas are hand squeezed with local limes,lemons and oranges.
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is a regular stop when I'm here in Costa Rica...I first met the chef/owner, Garrett when he was working in another place and enjoyed his Peruvian ceviche and fish tacos. He's put down roots here and is running his own place and you can't go wrong here! Had dinner at the bar, kind of grazing last night...ceviche is still great, patacones topped with guacamole and salmon poke plus a plate of the Asian BBQ ribs satisfied us all. Guaranteed good meal and the cast of local characters make it a local "must dine" option.

I have been coming to this area for 15 years and used to say " no one comes to Costa Rica for the food" that has certainly changed!

Thank NYRoadtripper
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were expecting a great meal but it was only so-so. The atmosphere is really nice however. I would not return there if given the choice

Thank Susanlafaye
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is one of the closest restaurants to where we stay in Costa Rica, and boy are we glad it's there. Our first visit was memorable, with fantastic service from "Roger", perfectly prepared dishes, and fast delivery of both food and drink to our table (yay for Margarita Mondays!)

The 'Rita specials were awesome, even for us jaded old folks who've tried them all. Although the menu isn't huge, we all found something we liked, and everyone enjoyed their meals.

It's just minutes from the beach at Junquillal - right in Tierra Pacifica. This could be our new "go to" place. Great market nearby, lovely surroundings. It's got it all!

Thank Mikey_and_Margaret
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Awesome place for food and drinks in Playa Junquillal, just a short drive from where we were staying in Playa Avellanas. Make sure you try their tacos with the house made hot sauce. Delicious!

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Thank Brendan R
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a local gathering spot where Garrett serves good food and a welcoming environment. Thanksgiving, Christmas and selected other special holidays feature larger, traditional menus. Reservations not needed except for the holiday banquets.

Thank Amgigo
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