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hill road 1/3 mile north of Flamingo Hotel and Resort, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Out of the way

Off the beaten path and you'll wonder why no one is here. However the food is good and the prices are reasonable. The food presentation is excellent. I would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2012
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Parker, Colorado, United States
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Great Place, Food was very good. Fajitas are amazing and so is the Sea Bass. Tremendous view from the outside deck or inside the windows. Definitely worth a second trip.

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Labrador City, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This restaurant has new ownership and is now called Willies Bar and Grill. The meal wasn't too bad, I had the sea bass and my husband had a fast food type meal of Chicken and fries. We had soup as well, I had fish soup and my husband had chicken soup. It was the same broth with just different meat.... More 

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NYC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We looked all over for Willie's and even asked for directions. We weren't able to find it because it was replaced with Jasimines. It is a bit of an uphill walk to Jasmine's if you're interested. We ended up walking past it to Sol y Mar which was outstanding.

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Glenwood, MD, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

As a restaurant, the food was the best we had. It was a little pricey but the main issue is that they did not accept credit cards and the ATM's did not accept our cards, but that's another review.

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MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Off the beaten path and you'll wonder why no one is here. However the food is good and the prices are reasonable. The food presentation is excellent. I would recommend.

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We read reviews and on our last night in Playa Flamingo we decided to try this place. We walked in and it was dark and completely empty. The server saw us and turned on the lights and sat us. It was very eeriee to be the only people in a big hotel/restaurant. We decided to stay and give it a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Beautiful view morning or evening to enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner! We go there many times because it is next door to our Casa ReDonda house on the Flamingo Northridge. The food and drinks are excellent. Willie is Costa Rican but has spent many years in the U.S and speaks fluent English. Wonderful servers with personality!

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albany, ny
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stumbled across Willies while walking up a steep hill to the more exclusive (and more expensive) supposedly best seafood restaurant in Flamingo Beach. The food could not have been better than Willie's and we were especially impressed with the sauces that lightly adorned some of the fish dishes. Sauces on fish is difficult, to both compliment and not overpower,... More 

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PA
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265 reviews 265 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

A group of 6 arrived at Willie's for drinks and to watch the sunset. Willie's is a beautiful location that overlooks the marina area. Although we only stayed for drinks, the staff could not have been more attentive. Try Willie's for a change of sunset scenery.

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  • Address: hill road 1/3 mile north of Flamingo Hotel and Resort, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo

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