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Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
+506 8755 7246
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Description: The Lookout is a seafood restaurant and oyster bar located in Playas Del...
The Lookout is a seafood restaurant and oyster bar located in Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste. We are the first and only restaurant in town to stock live oysters, to be eaten raw on the half shell or prepared in a number of other ways. We are also the first and only place in town to serve Costa Rican craft beers on tap. The view from our establishment is truly priceless and the menu showcases the freshest seafood that the Pacific has to offer. We hope to see you soon!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Wonderful spot in Coco!

This is one of the few places to get quality oysters in Costa Rica. They also have a large selection of craft beers that go perfectly with the food and the views. It is probably the best place in the region to go for craft beer. You can tell that the place is very well run, with consistent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few places to get quality oysters in Costa Rica. They also have a large selection of craft beers that go perfectly with the food and the views. It is probably the best place in the region to go for craft beer. You can tell that the place is very well run, with consistent, good service,... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Lookout was the highlight of my trip to Playa De Coco, the view itself is a whole story in itself. But the main attraction are the Tuna Poke Nachos, these are the standard I rate all true seafood restaurants on and William knocks it out of the park with his rendition. In addition, they some of the fineest Costa... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

You have to check out the incredibly creative menu, excellent beer selection, and stunning views at The Lookout!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I believe there are 3 main ways to create a memorable customer experience: having people feel your passion, put a smile in their faces and be Attentive. This is exactly how I felt in The Lookout Restaurant. As a microbrewery owner I love trying new restaurants/Bars and pairing beers with food. Trust me, at this place you will find a... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As a Local, this is my wife and my favorite place to eat out. Amazing View of the Town/Ocean, Delicious food and excellent craft beers, Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Always a good experience while enjoying a wonderful meal together.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Limited menu, as others have pointed out, but totally worth a visit. Friendly small staff. Located on the roof of the hotel at which I just happened to be staying. Lucked into being the happy event of their 1-year anniversary. Large craft beer selection (I had a great saison, made with hibiscus flowers). Very fresh oysters, grilled octopus, etc. A... More 

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Liberia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is definitely one of the best options in Coco Beach, one of the best bars with a wide variety of craft beers, good menu, great service and a beautiful ocean view, located in the hills, is also one of the best spots for unforgettable sunsets, good job!

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I took my mom for being the mothers day in Costa Rica and it was the best gift , the food was delicious , excellent service and the best view of Coco....! special place to share friends and family . We love it..!

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We got to the Lookout a few times while staying downstairs (literally) at Hotel Chantel. These guys have the best selection of craft beers in costa rica, and amazing food to go with it. Adding up the charismatic staff and owners and amazing view, its easily a 5/5.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited for a cocktail and an appetizer on the way back to Playa Hermosa from a day of beach hopping. Followed the signs from the main road on a whim and what a great surprise. Delicious craft beers, amazing tuna nachos and an incredible view! Ate more than we had planned on because the menu sounded so good (we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 8755 7246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

The Lookout is a seafood restaurant and oyster bar located in Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste. We are the first and only restaurant in town to stock live oysters, to be eaten raw on the half shell or prepared in a number of other ways. We are also the first and only place in town to serve Costa Rican craft beers on tap. The view from our establishment is truly priceless and the menu showcases the freshest seafood that the Pacific has to offer. We hope to see you soon!

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