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All 3 Cocles Restaurants

La Pecora Nera

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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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Cocles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Not far from Cocles, a jungle, candlelit, perfect ambiance for the best italian dishes in all of Costa Rica. Italian chef-owner and partnet mantain a rustic yet refined place to go and experience the most romantic atmosphere accompanied by dishes such as the Starfruit/Shrimp Carpaccio and some great house wine. A must see in Puerto Viejo, and Costa Rica. Absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a frutti di mare pasta and I have honestly never eaten a better prepared dish than here. Pasta is al dente, right amount of seafood on it, portion is perfect and the service was very good. It's a bit fancy so naturally you'll need to pay a bit more than average places but it's worth every penny.

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Cagliari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were staying in Playa Negra, about two kilometres north of Puerto Viejo and it Really worth the short drive every night to have a great meal at Pecora Nera. The chef owner is always coming out to make shire everybody is enjoying each plate delivered from his open, super organised and clean kitchen. ATTENTION IT CLOSES MONDAYS. It is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

La Pecora Nera is tucked down a driveway behind La Gatta Ci Cova. The restaurant has a lovely design and atmosphere - large wooden tables and chairs, open kitchen, attractive bar, and candlelight. It is completely open on the sides. The choice of music was wonderful. We both enjoyed our dinner. We had a delicious salad for two with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Half way between the seaside town of Puerto Viejo de Limon and the end of the road...literally!...turn right up a narrow gravel road. Go a half mile then turn left into the driveway. Park. You will be met by the geese wandering freely. Enter the gate and up the short walkway to the covered portico. You will be seated on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Best restaurant by far in Puerto Viejo!! Totally recommended!! Excellent place to go with your couple or having a peacefull dinner with friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had an excellent dinner there, their homemade pasta is highly recommendable. The service is very friendly and the location is nice and well maintained. Be advised: walk down the dirt road from the Main Street past the local gym to find this place, as it is not the Italian restaurant directly on Main Street.

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Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The place is nice...it has grown a lot in the past decade. The owner and staff are friendly and entertaining. They lack the ability to hang on to your reservation so we had to wait for 90 min...bummer!! Food was a little salty...but otherwise a great place!

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Even though I rated this as average, I believe that my experience of this was based on a bad food selection. We came here hoping for drinks and a light appetizer, however we weren't excited by anything on the appetizers menu so opted for a pizza. I am pretty sure that was the wrong choice. I really would like to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Place has a nice cafe design. But is really really expensive, even compared to another places of the area. It took them over 20 min get 2 panini and another 10 min to run the card for payment. At least the food does not worth the money.

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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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