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Citron Restaurante

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Latin, Spanish, Fusion
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Pacifico Retail Village C10, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 154
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Playas del Coco

We went here three times during our two week vacation. The restaurant has a contemporary, laid back vibe. A central bar serves fantastic cocktails, with homemade ingredients including freshly-made juices. A delicious olive tapenade with crisp flatbread crisps arrives with the menus. A semi-open... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Edmonton AB Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ate here based on TA rating. Nice spot in Pacifico. Really enjoyed the Caprese Salad, burger was heavy on the carmelized onions and BBQ sauce, so a unique taste. Very quiet cool spot to hide out in Coco and enjoy a glass of Vino and pleasant lunch.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went here three times during our two week vacation. The restaurant has a contemporary, laid back vibe. A central bar serves fantastic cocktails, with homemade ingredients including freshly-made juices. A delicious olive tapenade with crisp flatbread crisps arrives with the menus. A semi-open kitchen delivers consistently delicious food. Memorable were the roasted tomato soup with tapenade and dumplings, with... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place has amazing food, a lot of warmth, and Costa Rican charm. We Always get a warm pura vida greeting from staff Michael, Jeffry and Alehandro (Nando Boom) and owners Claudia and Javier. Food is unique, fresh, hand made and reasonably priced. The chefs there really put their heart and soul into each dish they serve. Drinks are the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place for a nice evening. Close to everything and the food menu is small but great and tasteful.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A very nice restaurant near the beach in Coco in a little shopping arcade with high end stores. The decor is very modern in a contemporaty way but not cold or uninviting. The salads were fresh and the main course I had was pork and sweet potato. It was nicely seasoned and very tasty. Great for an informal gathering of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was my favorite place to go out for dinner in Playa Coco. The service was excellent - even though we didn't have reservations and requested outdoor seating on a Friday night. They really went out of their way to accommodate us. The food was really quite good. We each ordered a different dish and said each others meals. There... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We dined here for the first time during a recent visit to Costa Rica. The food and wine was out of this world. They serve a hamburger that is the best kept secret in town. Great staff and a very chic spot. A must do!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The restaurant was absolutely beautiful and right next a wonderful shop with amazing hand made things by local artists. The restaurant was located in the Pacifico Village in Playa de Coco. We had the special Citron burger which was out of this world. Great food and service!

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Dallas TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have been to Citron several times since it opened a few years ago. The patio is beautiful and so is the sophisticated interior. The food is very upscale and delicious. Service is nice as well. I plan to go back there while in Coco at the end of the summer. Worth the cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Quite the surprise! Went out to enjoy a quiet dinner with my husband and loved the ambience, service, and amazing freshly made entrees and desserts. It has been a while since we have left a restaurant raving about our food and the taste all the way home. This is a must try location during your visit to Playas del Coco.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pacifico Retail Village C10, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?