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next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
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Ranked #14 of 21 Restaurants in Playa Hermosa
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner

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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

A great place to get a taste of authenticity. As a woman alone be aware that you are a mark for robbery. Do not carry valuables and do not walk on the beach after dark. Go to this bar with others and enjoy it but be very cautious otherwise.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I was searching for a small family-run seafood place in Playa Hermosa and Pescado Loco was it. Ordered what was fresh each day and had amazing shrimp, sea bass, red snapper and soup. The family that runs it are very nice and welcoming. There's a dinning room and a cool little bar. It's a block off the beach near the... More 

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Rollinsford, New Hampshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

From the outside, this looks like a hole in the wall. Inside though you will find a nice dining area with excellent food. My fish dish was moist and tasty as was my wifes selection. The staff didn't speak a lot of english but the menu was in english and they tried their best to be accomodating. Definitely recommended

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New York, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My wife and I wandered into Pescado Loco on night, and we were the only tourists there. However, within minutes, we felt like we were home. Despite our limited Spanish, Floribeth communicated wonderfully with us, and recommended some of the best Mahi Mahi that we had in Costa Rica. She was friendly and welcoming, and even brought us back behind... More 

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New England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We chose this place because it seemed popular with the local Ticos. From the time we ordered until we were served, it was over one hour. Meanwhile there was one table of four who were eating, two other tables had already been waiting before we ordered. No one spoke English, but with our little Spanish we understood that one of... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place is in the dusty back alley of the El Velero Hotel with vintage furniture and ambiance High prices during Tourist season and be prepared to drink lots of beer to wash down the dust generated by the traffic.

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DC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Upon entering this small eatery, you feel you're in the kitchen of a close friend. Locals flock here, always a good sign. The folks in charge greeted us warmly and were patient with my Spanglish. Home-style cutlery and glasses add to a comfortable feel. The food was nice. I was surpirsed by the high prices for seafood, so we had... More 

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Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Way over priced. Supposed to be a "soda". Either this place has two menus or they have only one with really inflated GRINGO pricing. BTW, I live here and will never set foot in there again.

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Very authentic food and the owners were very patient with my limited spanish. Ricardo sat down with me and talked up a storm! Had lunch and dinner here it didnt disappoint!

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California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Had the opportunity to eat at this lovely local restaurant twice while staying at the Condovac resort. This restaurant is delightful and the fish is some of the freshest I have had in some time. The whole red snapper was well-prepared as were the local side dishes. If you want to get good local cuisine and are a fan of... More 

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Address: next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa

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