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coco loco

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American, South 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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A casual beach restaurant offering gourmet local cuisine at very...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great little cafe on the beach!

Right on the beach. Beautiful at sunset. Lots of appetizers and fun drinks. Wonderful for lunch or dinner. Walked to it from Flamingo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Right on the beach. Beautiful at sunset. Lots of appetizers and fun drinks. Wonderful for lunch or dinner. Walked to it from Flamingo.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Have visited this beach-side restaurant a few times now. The service is very good and the food excellent. It's the perfect spot for an afternoon snack and beer! I recommend the fish tacos. It's a small place, though, so tables fill up quickly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had dinner our first night in Flamingo. I think it was the best food we had in the area over our 6 days. Location couldn't be beat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

By far the best food in Guanacaste !! Best Staff and Food. el mejor restaurante de guanacaste the best one is the loco coco and the shrimp deffinetly 100 percent recomended! it is good for going on family trips or with friends and beautiful by night! by far and without a doubt the best food you can get and service!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Can't go wrong with this place .. Great spot .. On the beach with beautiful view and sunset ... Good food and great service .. Will be visiting again ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Coco Loco 5 times during our stay. The food and staff were always exceptional. The red Snapper is awesome. Love the delicious sauce it comes with. Really puts it over the top. We were so happy to see a familiar face on the wait staff whom we originally met when he was a waiter at Flamingo Beach... More 

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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We loved sitting on the beach, drinking a cocktail as the sun went down. The staff was super helpful and speaks english which is nice for non-spanish speakers. The menu has a nice blend of Costa Rican ingredients used to make some delicious items. I love the tuna tacos stuffed full of fresh ahi...mmm. It really is the perfect blend... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful, rustic, boutique beachfront restaurant. Food was delicious and drinks too! My favorite the specialty of the house: Coco Loco!! Bon fires at night! True meaning of enjoying the beach life during the day and at night with great food, service and company! Pura Vida!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very good food at surprisingly reasonable prices. Can't beat the view and the wait staff was very attentive. Snook was on the nightly special for us and was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and restaurant right at the beach! I ordered the Coco Loco which is a risotto type of rice with citrus and shells, all in a beautiful presentation. It combines Costarican food with a touch of gourmet food. It is like no other place and the price is right for the quality.

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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, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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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