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La Vida Loca

Costa Rican
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
011 506 2670 0181
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice music, cold beers.

What more do you need with Nice music, cold beers , great views and sunsets. Right on the beach with a good local feel. That evening they had a local band playing just made it right. Thank You ,.. We will be back..

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
Michael K
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Summerside, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not the best food at all, all deep fried and tasted like the oil was pretty old. We did enjoy happy hour a couple of times during our stay.

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Montreal
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187 reviews 187 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Directly on the beach accessible from Playa del Coco via a rickety wooden "bridge" this place could be so much more. It just seemed like no one really cared. Lackluster service and just ok food, made what could have been a great experience just so so. They do have live entertainment, so maybe just go for a drink, enjoy the... More 

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Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

For the last 8 years this spot had some great great food, meatloaf or chili to die for. This year it is marginal at best, burned,dried out food is now the normal now. How sad, that without Jimbo or then Zak, the food and atmosphere is so very different. Still a good spot for a sunset beer. But better food... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great stop so glad we did the experience just grew and became a local family hang out. . We walked down form the Pacifico beach club to explore and found this little gem of Coco beach Costa Rica. The Vida loca is the last place on the beach there white rental lawn chairs set up front of it you cant... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

What more do you need with Nice music, cold beers , great views and sunsets. Right on the beach with a good local feel. That evening they had a local band playing just made it right. Thank You ,.. We will be back..

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I you are a fan of cold Costa Rican beers and Canadian blues music you have a good time. The sunset is great the food not so much. Who cares when your dancing...right!

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went here on our last night in Costa Rica, with a local friend we made. He said a lot of the locals went here and it was a little more quiet. It was right on the beach which was really cool and would have been cool to see the sunset from here. They had some music, and a ping... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

... good drinks and ok food. That just about sums up my experience here. I really liked the ambience of the place and the drinks I had were good. The food was a bit too fatty and the variety improvable, but it wasn't too bad. As it was off-season there weren't too many people around and most were twice my... More 

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Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Depending on how you arrive, if coming from the central park of Coco to reach this bar, you must cross over a rickety bridge. When I have visitors I always take their picture crossing the bridge. I call it the sobriety bridge! If you can make it back across, you haven't had too much to drink. I can't quite call... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was in town with some friends and went over for dinner and drinks our second night. We got some great service during happy hour from our waiter Jose and met the new owner Zack. I don't know how you can beat good food and $2 happy hour rum and cokes. We went back on Sunday for Reggae night and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: 011 506 2670 0181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

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