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Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno

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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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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Excellent food!

Very tasty food. The best Gallo Pinto in town. Good service. Great AC, beautiful store. My only complaint is that the WiFi is very inconsistent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Very tasty food. The best Gallo Pinto in town. Good service. Great AC, beautiful store. My only complaint is that the WiFi is very inconsistent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Everything about Congo was fantastic. The owners, cook, and servers were all extremely personable and kind. The food was delicious including the tuna sandwich and the typical breakfast. They also made tasty beverages of which I recommend the mint lemonade and the coffee shake. The interior is well designed and has nice atmosphere with the lighting and music. Recommend for... More 

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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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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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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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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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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 

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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
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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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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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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: Cafe, International, Healthy, South American, Costa Rican

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?