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300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
2740-1081
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Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

very good place all fish chipper and good dishes, fresh fruit and good atmosphere great place , i will return

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San Jose, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great food in a superb environment, and at a very reasonable price! I had a trout ceviche, pasta with smoked trout and a juice (tamarind with cinnamon), all for $18. The menu is limited to about 20 options (10 appetizers, 5 main dishes and 5 sandwiches), most of them trout-based, but everything is scrumptious and extremely fresh (they even have... More 

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Praha
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

WE ´ve just stopped for quick late lunch around 4PM. Staff was very helful and adviced Fish basket was very tasty and portion was enormous. Nicelly and originaly decorated. Very original and nice fresh juices.

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Herradura, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of the nicest spots in the area. Located in front of the river lots of birds come to visit making it a magical spot. They grow their own veggies and their Trout Cevice (cooked with lemon) is the best cevice I have eaten in my life. After eating you can walk through the their trails to the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My family had a wonderful lunch at this restaurant right on the water. After lunch we walked around the grounds enjoying all the hummingbirds and silky flycatchers.

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Princeton,NJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Most of the menu was comprised of trout (spanish: trucha) dishes. They grow their own veggies. The trout omes from the trout farms which are very close by and clearly of high quality. I'm not sure if I would recommend the restaurant to people who would not consider trout. Luckily we liked the trout very much and found the food... More 

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The view on a small river is wonderful. The trout pasta was a large serving and delicious. (I had the spicy) All of their trout is deboned. Our lunch was memorable. It's in a pastoral setting. river, Woods, beautiful flowers,even a couple of cows next door, and the friskiest sweet little dog you could every hope to meet. It's cold... More 

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a small, open-aired restaurant with amazing food! The prices were great and you can pay in either dollars or colones. We loved this place so much, we ate there two days in a row! We will be back!

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Boise, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The menu is a bit limited, mostly trout in a variety of ways: pasta, tacos, salads, deep fried with fries. My husband and I both had the deep fried and thought they were quite good; they were not burned but had a spicy coating which gave them a dark appearance. The location is fantastic with views of the Savegre River... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We may have been unlucky but on the day we went the food was just so so. In the case of fish fingers and chips for my daughter they were burnt and the whole restaurant area smelt of burnt cooking oil. On plus side my wife's pasta was ok and plentiful and my salad was ok. The setting is lovely... More 

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Address: 300 Meters of West of La Lidia School, San Gerardo de Dota 10980-1000, Costa Rica (Formerly Kahawa)
Phone Number: 2740-1081
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Gerardo de Dota
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Café

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