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coco loco

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American, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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beachfront | South End of Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2654 6242
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: A casual beach restaurant offering gourmet local cuisine at very reasonable...
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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  • 207
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 16
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Awesome view, Amazing Food!

My husband and I loved the Coco Loco. The food and service was always top notch, and the prices were cheaper than the resort restaurant. Watching the sunset over the ocean with cold drinks in hand and delicious food at the Coco Loco was definitely the highlight of our honeymoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Connie B
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I loved the Coco Loco. The food and service was always top notch, and the prices were cheaper than the resort restaurant. Watching the sunset over the ocean with cold drinks in hand and delicious food at the Coco Loco was definitely the highlight of our honeymoon.

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Thank Connie B
Boston
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good food and great view and setting. Good service and reasonable price. Burger hit the spot after flying all day. Will definitely return.

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Thank Timeout2
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is right on the beach so you can’t go wrong. The food was great, the Loco Coco a coconut filled with rice, shrimp, mussels, octopus and catch of the day was fresh and totally tropical. We also had the signature drink same name as restaurant called Coco Loco comes in a frozen green coconut and it was superb.... More 

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1 Thank Sheen V
NY
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came specifically for the sunsets. Packed with others looking for the same views. It's a busy spot so service is quick ,not as attentive, touristy. Large bottle of water, a sangria, (small) salad w/grilled chicken and fresh grouper = $44.65 with tax and tip. Menu prices always include tax and tip.

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1 Thank Got2HaveSun
Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't beat this location. Candle light dinner right on the beach in an open air setting. Food was excellent and service very good. Good local cuisine at a reasonable price.

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1 Thank Murray H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was great. Seafood or steaks. One dish is served with a heated volcanic rock, 500 degrees so you can finish cooking your steak yourself!

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1 Thank 451kristineb
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coco Loco is a unique setting right on Flamingo Beach. You can almost dip your toes in the ocean as you enjoy your dinner complete with live entertainment. The food was very good and prices were reasonable. A great place to meet new friends.

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1 Thank Doris20151024
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was fantastic! The location right on the beach was great and the food was amazing for a beach bar. Had the fresh ceviche several times as it was delicious. Overall great vibe, we came here more than once during our week in CR.

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Thank Caitlin W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had some drinks and empanadas because of the prices for lunch. The empanadas were tastless. The drinks were fine. The service was bad. After we paid, we had to get the change ourselfs! There were no excuses. He did not even look at us. I would not go there again.

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1 Thank CharlieVis
Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here once while in Playa Flamingo. We had a nice spot overlooking the beach and the service was good. There are no beach vendors that bother you, which is a nice change from Tamarindo beach. We both shared a guacamole and tempura battered fish, which was very good and fresh! Smoothies were delicious! Would definitely eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: beachfront | South End of Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo 50308, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
  • Phone Number: +506 2654 6242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, South American, Central American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine

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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