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All 19 Brasilito Restaurants

Golden Shrimps

Brasilito, Costa Rica
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Ranked #15 of 19 Restaurants in Brasilito
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The food here was really good, but I got bitten by so many sand fleas it was hard to enjoy my meal. I seemed to be the only one in our group that got bitten, so maybe it was just me. It was really nice however, to sit and watch the sunset during dinner.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We walked to the restaurant from the Westin hotel, they will provide a shuttle to/from but we went for lunch and the walk was not far along the beach path and you are able to walk thru the little area of Brasilito which had small souvenir shops and local establishments which were interesting. (The souvenir prices on the beach behind... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Other reviews about the wait staff were true to form, they told us the 10% service charge went to the police. We fell for the appetizers for the table suggestion that we wouldn't do at home, and had too large, and expensive platters of Seafood. The coconut shrimp was excellent, but the calamari was mediocre at best. Lobsters were good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Shut up Grin-gas !! I am so tired of hearing you. I came from Canada to get away from your crap You know what , Costa Rica is different., enjoy the difference and don't assume you are in Toronto or New york.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place sent a shuttle for us to our hotel (no charge)- dining right on the beach- very casual- sand under your feet- had excellent ceviche- fried plantains, pacific lobster & gorgeous sunset view of the beach. Service excellent- atmosphere outstanding.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I didn't know what to expect when we stopped by here for lunch. Seemed very strange at first with the staff and the set up, but then we sat down and immediately we had 3 different servers come to the table. One to take a drink order, one to explain the food and specials and the other with a bowl... More

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was the worst food, terrible service,and "tourist trap" of whole visit. We were 9 family members and from the time they announced "specials" to the time we left, everything went downhill. The 2 serenades ASKED for a tip. The chicken was like shoe leather and the calamari was unable to be eaten. Plus, there were stray dogs hovering around... More

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

During a tour of the different beaches of Costa Rica we stopped at the Golden Shrimp Restaurant for lunch. We sat under a canvas roof held up by poles so it was completely open air. The ocean was just the length of a room away from us and we watched a mommy and baby whale play in the surf during... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We loved everything about Costa Rica except this place. From start to finsih it was awful. Toom nay vendors approaching you, way overpriced, food was terrible. i could go on and on. i would avoid this place!!

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Kalama, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The staff, the atmosphere was spectacular. The food was good,but by far the highest price we paid for a similar meal in the area. We have ate at several beach side locations on this trip. This is the only one we found right on the beach and not across the road, but you definitely pay for the beach

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