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"CAFE DEL PUEBLO" RESTAURANTE Y PIZZERIA

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Carretera principal esquina Cabo Velas | Open Monday - Saturday, Playa Grande 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 2315
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY, FROM 5 TO 10 PM

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  • 129
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  • 22
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  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tuscany in Costa Rica!

Imagine our surpise to have one of the best Italian meals we have ever had (including those in Italy) near the beach in Costa Rica. The homemade pasta was incredible, particularly the gorgonzola gnocchi. The mozzarella tasted as fresh as any we've ever had. Our server was very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
jpmearns
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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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  • Families with children
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went into Cafe del Pueblo after several PG locals recommended it. They serve traditional and authentic Italian fare including wood fired pizzas and pasta which are both excellent. Portions were generous, flavours were authentic and the service was friendly. For a large pizza, gluten free pasta, a caprese salad and drinks came to about $60US with tip which we... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to try Cafe del Pueblo for a date night and we were not disappointed. Seems as though it's family owned and run and they do a great job. They had gluten free penne which was a nice surprise as it didn't seem like the other restaurants we tried offered gluten free pasta. I had the... More 

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Imagine our surpise to have one of the best Italian meals we have ever had (including those in Italy) near the beach in Costa Rica. The homemade pasta was incredible, particularly the gorgonzola gnocchi. The mozzarella tasted as fresh as any we've ever had. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Coincidentally, she is originally from Maine where we vacation... More 

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ate here on the last night of a week's stay in Playa Grande and the Cafe Del Pueblo's pasta totally hit the spot. After a week of Mexican food and pizza, pasta was just what we were craving. The pasta is homemade and the chef is Italian, so everything was really delicious. The caesar salad was so-so, that would... More 

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canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Best home made pasta bar none... all other items on the menu are great but the pasta is to die for ...and the wine was from a long list to choose from.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The menu offers many brick-oven pizza choices, as well as non-pizza options. The pizza I chose was not quite as tasty as I had hoped, but my husband's was delicious. There is an extensive bar menu as well. There was a slight mix up with our bill, but they promptly corrected the issue and brought us complimentary shots of something... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This was our second time in Playa Grande, but our first time at Cafe Del Pueblo. We were a group of 6 and all had excellent meals. The atmosphere was comfortable and serving staff friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely go here again when we return to a Playa Grande.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant combined the perfect atmosphere, excellent service, and outstanding food. The waitresses/waiters were very polite and kind and the food they served was so fresh and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend this restaurant, you're missing out if you don't stop by a couple of times during your stay. If you're a fish person, or even if you're not, try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We ordered two different fish dishes and both were great. The pizza was pretty good and the staff was friendly.

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went to several restaurants before choosing where to have dinner, as we were on our Anniversary we wanted something romantic, fine and for a good price. This was the best choice, the food was just delicious, the service was great. They make their own pasta!! It was so good that we went 2 nights in a row.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera principal esquina Cabo Velas | Open Monday - Saturday, Playa Grande 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 2315

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY, FROM 5 TO 10 PM

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?