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coco loco

beachfront | South End of Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
+506 2654 6242
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Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A casual beach restaurant offering gourmet local cuisine at very reasonable prices. Feet in the sand or covered area. Gorgeous sunset view or watch the waves any time of day. Open for lunch and dinner. Visa and Master card accepted.
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is the place to watch the sunset. It's not open in the wet season of October and November, but this place has a great drink named after the restaurant...and served in a coconut. The coconut shrimp are a must. You literally sit with your feet in the sand or sit on bean bags for a front row seat to... More

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Montreal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Very very good food and far more reasonably priced than the other local restaurants. The tuna is fantastic and the pork ribs were done to perfection. Ate here twice in the last week and plan to return again. The only negative thing would be the stray dogs begging for food.

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Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you're around Flamingo, you must go to Coco Loco, the best place to eat and drink, specially at sunset, you'll fall in love with the view.

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Irvine, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

i had the coco loco. it is fried seafood rice and let me tell you it is awesome! the place is right on the beach. i tried fish the second night and it was also awesome! they have a great chef that did their menu and you can really tell by the presentation and the quality of the food. order... More

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Long Beach
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Food was very good. We arrived just after sunset for dinner. The view was great, but only got to enjoy it briefly before dark. I would have liked to see more choices for the entrees for dinner. It's more appetizers, burgers and sandwiches. I would suggest this more as a lunch place. The lobster bisque was fantastic! It came with... More

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nyc
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you want a delicious, casual meal sitting right on the sand with the surf a few feet away - and who would complain about that - Coco Loco is the place to go. We had 3 meals there in one week and each was great. We stuck with the seafood and loved all of it. Favorites were the whole... More

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NYC
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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was great, the location (on the sand in Playa Flamingo) was unbeatable, and the staff was friendly. perfect if you're looking for local costa rican seafood.

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Denver, CO
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We love Coco Loco. The staff is friendly and fun. The food is always excellent. The location is perfect for a sunset, right on Flamingo Beach. Be sure and try the house cocktail, COCO LOCO!

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Miami Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Love this restaurant in Playa Flamingo. By far the best dining experience in the area. Dine on the sand, steps from the shore, and great food. Manfred, our server, was awesome! Super warm, great service, and made awesome recommendations about things to see and do in the vicinity. You have to try the Coco Loco drink!!!! Yum!!!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

For location alone you can't beat this beachside grill. Located at the far end of Playa Flamingo you can eat at shaded tables on the beachside or across the lane in the covered area. The views across the beach are fabulous. We ate there twice during our stay in the area and both times we extremely pleased. The fish was... More

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