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Cafe de Playa

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Calle La Chorera, Playas del Coco 1600, Costa Rica
+506(2)6701621
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 109
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    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting place

Good food, attentive staff, limited items.They can blend some great drinks and many of the staff are very friendly though limited in speaking english.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jocdm66
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Good food, attentive staff, limited items.They can blend some great drinks and many of the staff are very friendly though limited in speaking english.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

You can sit and watch the people go by on the main street or people having fun in the pool. Very limited menu but the food is great and the staff are awesome. Good pricing on the food too

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Cafe de Playa offers a really nice atmosphere with sofas near the beach, the food is pretty good but I found it a little pricey.

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Navarre, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great food, view, drinks, service, location and decor in the area. Travelled a lot, highly recommend.

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Edmonton, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

First thing to start a great day, is breakfast by the beach, then relax on the lounge chairs by the beach till its time for a tasty drink. Relax some more, then sit down for a bite of lunch. Back to the beach, another drink and repeat daily ....

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The drinks and appetizers were great. The service was good (for Costa Rica, their service is completely different from US standards) I've been here a few times and I haven't been crazy about any of the main dishes. I think this is a great spot for lunch and drinks on the beach but I would skip the big meal here.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Although this restaurant is very well located in front of the beach, its got the worst service in the whole area! Don't recommend it at all. We had a very bad experience.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Decided to have dinner here after day at the beach. Had 2 items from the tapas menu, clams and ceviche. Both were tasty, but cost as much as an entree. The clams were tiny with only a minimal amount of meat. 3/5 on taste quality only.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had breakfast here twice this trip. Two of us had the Costa Rican and one in our group had the Mexican. Everyone loved the food. We stayed and sat on the beach chairs provided and later had cocktails. Great service. Lovely setting.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Great place to lounge, swim in the ocean and dine beachside. The staff is friendly and there are enough to serve in a timely manner. Happy hour is two for one from 5 to 6pm. There food is very good...try the fish and chips.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle La Chorera, Playas del Coco 1600, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506(2)6701621

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?