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La Pecora Nera

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3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750-0490
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food experience in very nice surroundings

Great food, great service - that sums up our evening at this restaurant. They serve first class Italian food - our favourite so far in Costa Rica. Will definitely come back. By the way, the location on trip advisor seems to be slightly off - I believe it was on the other side of the road maybe 200... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
TheDonAndreas
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great food, great service - that sums up our evening at this restaurant. They serve first class Italian food - our favourite so far in Costa Rica. Will definitely come back. By the way, the location on trip advisor seems to be slightly off - I believe it was on the other side of the road maybe 200 meters in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

La Pecora Nera was a true gem hidden away in this jungle town. Excellent and authentic Italian, superior service and decor and a great romantic atmosphere, even with the downpour! Likely the best meal we had during our two weeks in CR.

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Ile-de-France, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Delicious : you can choose what you want, each dish is cooked with fresh products. The chief is italian and very nice (like all his staff in fact!). He takes time during the evening to come and to say something to each table. The restaurant is quite romantic (with candles on the table) with a nice service. For me it's... More 

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Cocles, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Authentically created Italian food - the owner puts a great amount of love and expertise into his menu. The environment is spacious and luxurious. Such good food - excellent service - a truly special place.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My Husband and I went here for dinner during our stay in Punta Uva. We had the most wonderful dinner. Everything was perfect!!! We were lucky enough to talk to the chef( he is very passionate about his food!) we just asked him to make us whatever he would like....the meal was delicious and memorable!! We would go back in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We'd no idea that the primitive east coast of Costa Rica would feature so many excellent dining opportunities. La Pecora Nera stands out as a dining experience worth the entire travel to Central America. Delightful al fresco seating, amiable and instant service, the freshest ingredients all prepared by a true master. The salad is cut from the garden literally before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Normally I don't get spaghetti at an Italian restaurant because it's kind of a boring meal, but I'm glad I got it here. It was absolutely amazing. The restaurant itself was also very beautiful and romantic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

One of the best meals we had here in Puerto Viejo!! Our waitress, Sianny, was personable, helpful, and very welcoming. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was spectacular. The food was flavorful and indulgent without being too heavy or rich. They also offered us complimentary appetizer and a post dinner limoncello. Would definitely come back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went to Pecora Negra on our second last night in the area. We regretted not having gone here sooner. Especially since so many people had recommended it. The meal was fabulous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A lovely restaurant tucked away off the main road. A warm, elegant, open-air space.The homemade pasta dishes were authentic and delicious, and the service was knowledgeable. One of our favourite dinners on the Caribbean coast.

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Address: 3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2750-0490
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca  >  Cocles
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca  >  Cocles
  • Phone Number: +506 2750-0490

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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