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Restaurante Las Olas

Seafood, Costa Rican
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Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. | Costado Oeste de Farmacia Aloe, Playas del Coco 1000, Costa Rica
+506 2670 2003
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Great food here, they are an outside cafe with great service as well as great food. Not disappointed, please note most place in this area are not an inexpensive fast food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jocdm66
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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213 reviews 213 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had dinner here after some guy on the street convinced the people in my group to eat here. Not usually a good sign but I went with the flow. We started with the jumbo shrimp cocktail, which was almost 20 bucks. 5 shrimps, 4 people, pretty uneventful start, but decent shrimp. Drinks were fine, and the service was mostly... More 

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Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

There are much better places (and more scenic places) to eat in Playa del Coco. We came here our first night of six, and it was easily our worst meal. Also, they hire some guy to stand on the street and harass you until you agree to eat there, which is annoying. The waiters were nice, the drinks were good,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great food here, they are an outside cafe with great service as well as great food. Not disappointed, please note most place in this area are not an inexpensive fast food.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place has great service and the food is really superb, if you want to try something different this is a place that is definitely worth a try.

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Athabasca, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went there for a surf and turf but they had no lobster. I had Filet Mignon and it came with a mushroom sauce/gravy that overwhelmed the filet. When I asked the waitress what this was she said the meat was the 'filet' and the sauce was the 'mignon'. Huh? The steak was cooked as rare as I like however... More 

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london
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

we had dinner in 3 last night here. We ordered 1 calamares frittos y 1 patacones to share and 3 mariscadas with soft drinks. Bill came about 85 dollars and the food was not that great in taste nor in freshness. staff was though very nice and friendly.

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Washington, D.C.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went to Las Olas based on previous tripadvisor reviews. We were looking for some seafood dishes and decided to try this restaurant, and like others, we weren't disappointed. We ordered 4 entrees, 3 cocktails/drinks, 2 desserts for 4 people and it cost us less than $100 U.S. The waiter was extremely friendly and attentive. Don't judge the exterior, as... More 

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Hillsdale, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

You can't go wrong at Las Olas. We had ceviche for an appetizer and it was amazing. For entrees we had Surf & Turf, which was a nice strip steak and Shrimp with Mahi Mahi and a "Stuffed Lobster". The lobster was HUGE!!! And besides the entire lobster, it was piled high with fish, calamari, crabmeat, shrimp, clams and mussels.... More 

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Boulder City, NV
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were referred to Los Olas and took a chance. We were pleasantly surprised because our waiter was gracious and helpful. The food was very good. My husband and I both had the surf and turf which consisted a small medallion of beef, three shrimp, and a piece of white fish in a mild garlic butter sauce. It. It was... More 

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Straight forward, food is good, maybe portion are just regular, not big, not small, flavor is very good, and you have a nice view of the street while enjoying your meal.. Tried different placed around, and this one is pretty good..!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. | Costado Oeste de Farmacia Aloe, Playas del Coco 1000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 2003

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Costa Rican

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?