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Kike's Place

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playa grande | guanacaste, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
2653-0834
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice local spot for inexpensive meals

This is a nice local spot to check out, especially if you want a break from the more expensive, hotel-based restaurants that dominate Playa Grande. I was here early in the morning for breakfast (I hadn't yet adjusted to the time change), and while the restaurant wasn't yet open, the people were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
MFM50611
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a nice local spot to check out, especially if you want a break from the more expensive, hotel-based restaurants that dominate Playa Grande. I was here early in the morning for breakfast (I hadn't yet adjusted to the time change), and while the restaurant wasn't yet open, the people were very nice and accommodating while I waited. My... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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91 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

In the course of a week we ate there a half dozen times. Four grown adults with domestic beers could eat for less that $50 in total a meal. But the price is misleading as they serve some of the best Casado in Costa Rica (I know of which I write as we've spent more than a month here in... More 

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Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We loved stopping here on our walk home from the beach while in Playa Grande. The food, drinks, and atmosphere is on point.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

During our 3 day stay at Playa Grande, we found ourselves revisiting this place. The food was typical Costa Rican food and very good. You might even see monkeys too nearby on the trees.

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Wells, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a more typical restaurant for Costa Rica. Very good food and nice people. Great prices. Lots of kids tours here so it was pretty busy.

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Montreat, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Surely a very nice place to have a good meal in a very good ambiance. Meat very tender, tasty and pizzas are just perfect. The restaurant is surrounded by nature and that makes it even better. As for the service, charming, nice, staff smilling.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This restaurant is just a mandatory stop for people visiting Playa Grande. Just go and ask the local people. You'll get the best prices and delicious food around. It's open all year (not all the business around this area are), nice attention, you can say hello to Kike and talk to him about whatever you want. Furthermore, some crazy musicians... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I ate here about 20 times on a recent trip to the area and found it to be quite good overall, particularly the fruit ices or milkshakes. One steak was pretty tough and the Bernaise sauce is really a mustard sauce, but the other steaks and meat were fine and I don't mind mustard.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Sort of a local hangout but very friendly there, good food and good prices. I had previously been there before but never realized they had a pool table, was kind of fun to go in there mid afternoon and have a few drinks while playing a few games of pool.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited Kikes many times during our visit as it was one of the only places that remain open in the off season. Wonderful service. Lots of TV's if you are interested in watching sporting events. Food was amazing and, as always, amazing prices. The rice and beans were my favorite.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: playa grande | guanacaste, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: 2653-0834

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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