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coco loco

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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, Reservations, Takeout
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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Scenic view

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  • 23
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  • 12
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Perfect location!

The restaurant is about 500m down the beach from Flamingo Beach Resort. The setting is perfect with tables right on the beach. We had the yellow tuna tacos with black beans and rice and the sea bass tempura with fruit. Both were very good and the food came out fast. Good value for the money and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Marlablue75
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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154 reviews 154 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is about 500m down the beach from Flamingo Beach Resort. The setting is perfect with tables right on the beach. We had the yellow tuna tacos with black beans and rice and the sea bass tempura with fruit. Both were very good and the food came out fast. Good value for the money and would definitely come here... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Coco loco definitely has the best location - the perfect spot to enjoy the BEAUTIFUL Playa Flamingo sunsets and the food is very good. Much better than expected for a place that could just take advantage of their location.

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Fall City, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really great food, amazing location and helpful staff! Get the Steak with the lava rock cooked tableside!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The place is small with just a few tables on the beach but the food and service are both great. I really recommend the Summer Salad that includes watermelon, feta cheese, macadamia nuts and i had the extra fish on it too. Super delicious and fresh. It's not very big but combined with some starters and a smoothie will work... More 

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Issaquah,
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Food and service were good, setting is unreal. The most amazing beach and sunset you'll ever see! We were staying at the Westin and took a taxi to hang out at the beach in the afternoon and enjoy sunset at Coco Loco. Server was friendly and the whole experience was fabulous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Visited restaurant twice in a week Great variety in menu Fresh fish and pasta was outstanding Great service and drinks Bring your bug spray. Sand flies bite!! Wonderful find

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Minneapolis
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24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ate at coco loco our first night in Playa Flamingo and it was the perfect introduction to this wonderful area. The tables are essentially ON the beach, on a patio across the tiny road from the bar and kitchen area. The food is very good, but the atmosphere and views are the real star here. Enjoyed local seafood and... More 

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East Greenbush, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Seriously, I want their empanadas every day of my life, they are sooooo good. You must try them! Beautiful location right on the beach, though we only did lunch on the beach and preferred the other side of the restaurant for dinner. Food was good, drinks were good. Definitely a go to place in playa flamingo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I got the coco loco for lunch and it was very tasty! Great view of Playa Flamingo from the restaurant.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were staying in Playa Flamingo and looking for a close by casual place with good atmosphere and a view where the kids could grab a burger. This was the spot that had it all. Super casual beach joint where you are sitting at a table in the sand looking at the ocean and the sunset. I agree, the tuna... More 

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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, 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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