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Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno

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Coffee Shop, Costa Rican, International, Healthy
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Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1265
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens...
Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens from 8am until 8pm Monday thru Saturday, Sunday from 8am until 6pm. Everything is made locally with fresh ingredients bringing you great coffee selections, healthy salads, sandwiches, desserts and much more. Come and join us, we are the meeting place of Costa Rican traditions, great food, art and design.
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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
Amazing meal, beautiful art.

I had the typical Costa Rican breakfast a few times, a pasta dish, and a chicken sandwich. Yes, I went there multiple times! Also purchased a beautiful handmade hardwood bowl for only $36 usd.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
christa c
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had the typical Costa Rican breakfast a few times, a pasta dish, and a chicken sandwich. Yes, I went there multiple times! Also purchased a beautiful handmade hardwood bowl for only $36 usd.

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We love stopping by Congo for breakfast, lunch or just to grab a coffee! Their lattes are so good, you can get different flavors too. I love the hazelnut iced latte but ask for less sweet because they put a lot. The GREEK SALAD is the best! We have ordered it over 10 times. It comes with cucumber, tomato, onions,... More 

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Niceville, Florida
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The menu is not large, but we found things we liked. We did order a bottle of white wine. It took quite a while to get and they tried to cool it down for us. Maybe they don't serve too many bottles. Service was a bit slow, but the owners showed up and helped out. Nice modern building, clean, with... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good option for fresh fruit juices, sandwiches and nice coffee. There's also a shop inside so there's plenty to see there!

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We sat on the deck and had fruit drinks, very refreshing on very warm day. Good value and the service was excellent.

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to comment on your experience! More 

London, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

They have a wide variety for breakfasts. All nicely presented, although a bit on the pricey side. Pleasant location in the Pacifico Mall.

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We value our customer's experience... More 

Calgary
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm sorry to have to write this review because places of this nature are not common in this area of Costa Rica. It's a beautiful coffee shop. Very clean, very modern. Great art to look at and decent menu....when it is available. The service although friendly was the problem as was the food itself. When presented with the menu were... More 

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We are so sorry about your experience. I will follow up inmediately with our personnel as we do not have any plates cooked on a fryer and everything that is on our menu should be available. We have rice every day for the gallo pinto, which is our number one plate! We thank you for your feedback and we will... More 

Corner Brook, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A bit pricey but nice to go for a quick snack or coffee. Had breakfast there also and although was lacking in some of the food I like for breakfast for this type of cafe was good. The service was friendly

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments! Thank you for your visit! More 

Oak Park, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Delicious smoothie in a lovely place to sit and relax. Beautiful variety of items in the gift shop. Of course I had to buy a pretty necklace...

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our store and thank you so much for taking your time to comment on TripAdvisor! More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great smoothies, reasonably priced. especially like the one with coffee, chocolate, banana and ice cream and the mango smoothie

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CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review! We are so glad you liked the smoothies and coffee cold drinks!! Hope to see you soon!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 13
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Costa Rican, International, Healthy

Description

Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens from 8am until 8pm Monday thru Saturday, Sunday from 8am until 6pm. Everything is made locally with fresh ingredients bringing you great coffee selections, healthy salads, sandwiches, desserts and much more. Come and join us, we are the meeting place of Costa Rican traditions, great food, art and design.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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