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Cafe de Playa

Calle La Chorera, Playas del Coco 1600, Costa Rica
+506(2)6701621
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $70
Cuisines: International
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was a nice little cozy place to enjoy the beach. They have good lawn chairs to lay out in and they try to keep them clean. If you try the food at the restaurant, you must try their Peruvian Ceviche. It was great!

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Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had access to Cafe de Playa included with our timeshare exchange stay at Bahia Turquesa Residences. (Terrible, terrible place, but that's another story.) We used the beach on three occasions and not once did we get any service from the wait staff. We did see staff talking to other guests on the beach and people being served drinks, but... More

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A higher end experience on the beach with fine dining, a good wine selection and the Kaiser N/A beer served cold and in a glass. The food and the presentation are top notch. A varied menu with a nice selection of appetizers, main course, soups and salads and desserts .... Enjoyed the live music on the nights I was there... More

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Glendale, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Walked 10 minutes from the center along the beach. Situated among homes at the far end of the beach. Delightful pink and white decor in lounge chairs and sofas. The small restaurant opened to views of the beach and pool. Very tasty and not touristy. My family of 5 enjoyed a delicious lunch of ceviche and bocas all under $70... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Café de Playa is just a café on the beach. Nothing exciting about the place. However if you go early and get involved with the activities that include a nature walk, exfoliating, and stretching. Make sure Elisa is your guide. She is patient and very good at what she does.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited Cafe Del Playa every day for the duration of our stay in Coco beach. We had lunch as well as dinner, in all instances the food, service and atmosphere was OUTSTANDING. While this restaurant is a little bit on the pricier side the extra cost is definitely worth it. Happy hour with a sunset can be enjoyed at... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Café de Playa restaurant: we had dinner 3 nights, 3 breakfasts and 4 lunches. The meals were outstanding, the food choices many. The wait staff was outstanding. I would recommend the Café de Playa restaurant and bar to anyone who visits Coco, Costa Rico. The owner Oscar was so hospitable to my husband and me; made us feel so at... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The lounge area is really nice! And food and wines are great. Would totally go back for myself or in a group.

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Enjoyed breakfast on the deck overlooking the beach and palm trees, despite being accompanied by one of the "time share" reps. Can't speak to the cost or value factor, since this was a perk for attending the presentation. My Mexican breakfast was attractively presented and very good. Accompanying friend enjoyed her selection of their American breakfast.

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

You must go for Happy Hour and watch the sunset from their spectacular little spot on the beach!! The drinks are great and 2 for 1 during Happy Hour.

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