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Cafe De Playa

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Calle la Chorrera | 900 Meters From the Entrance Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco 50000, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1621
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 130
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 14
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner on the beach

We had drinks first in a setting on the beach with nice couches and sunset. We convened to our outdoor table near by and had an enjoyable meal with excellent service. Good Costa Rican cuisine. Drinks a bit pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
TKThilo
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Hayden, Idaho
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St Albert, Canada
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was advertised through our condo rental. If you ordered food and drinks you were supposed to be able to use their facility. When our daughter went there the owner charged them for use of loungers even though they had lunch and drinks. All the owner wants to do is sell you excursions. Not impressed with his business practices.... More 

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Hayden, Idaho
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had drinks first in a setting on the beach with nice couches and sunset. We convened to our outdoor table near by and had an enjoyable meal with excellent service. Good Costa Rican cuisine. Drinks a bit pricey.

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Thank TKThilo
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive service. Good food and pleasant ambiance. The sunset view is very pretty. You may wish to use insect repellent if you are dining on the beach.

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Thank levonyaz
West Kelowna, British Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location was beautiful, the condition of the restaurant was also good. The food was pretty fair, but service was terrible and the food wasn't nearly as good as it should've been, considering the cost. We were charged for drinks we had to return (because they weren't what we ordered), took up to 23 minutes to get our drink orders,... More 

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Borden, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on a recommendation from people that we met here in Playas del Coco we both had a steak a day a few drinks steaks were good and service was excellent. They had a large group in and due to the fact that the waiter felt he was not attentive enough to us (he actually was we did not... More 

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Thank Gary C
Trieste, Italy
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day in the beach and absolutely after a diving ... you must go to le Cafeé de Playa to drink a long drink tasting the sunset ... Pina Colada simply divine.

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Thank Paolo R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant for a birthday dinner. The food was fabulous! The grilled sea bass, the Mahi-Mahi stuffed with cheese, and the Mahi Supreme were all superb dinners. The wine and cocktails were delicious as well. The staff were fantastic and they even brought the birthday girl a flan dessert with a candle in it and sang Happy... More 

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Thank jnp001
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food & service was awesome. Federico our server was fast and friendly. I would highly recommend it anyone. Johnny D the events guy is a comedian and personable.

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Thank Chris N
Alberta, Canada
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the omelettes and toast for breakfast which were delicious. Just a bit pricey and the portions could have been bigger.

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Thank 55angels
Decatur, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

On the 12th of November in 2015 my husband and I had walked down that end of the beach and stopped at cafe de playa to rehydrate and as we're sitting there this lady approaches us introducing herself and invites us to come back later that evening for live music her husband is John Carey musician originally from New Orleans... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle la Chorrera | 900 Meters From the Entrance Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco 50000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 70
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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