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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A treat of a place

We weren't so happy with the meals at our nearby hotel, arrived here too late the first evening (it closes at 6, last orders a bit earlier), so came here the following 2 nights to eat at 5. It is a lovely wooden building, you can sit out (but have something warm on) or in - nicely furnished. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We weren't so happy with the meals at our nearby hotel, arrived here too late the first evening (it closes at 6, last orders a bit earlier), so came here the following 2 nights to eat at 5. It is a lovely wooden building, you can sit out (but have something warm on) or in - nicely furnished. The menu... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Ate there once. Location was superb, seating was outdoor in the cloud forest overlooking a river. Local dog came to see what we were about. Most of the dishes on the menu feature trout which comes from the river you watch rush by. Service was friendly and quick (though there was no one else there). Food was very reasonably priced,... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Café

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