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Pescado Loco

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next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Locals Bar/Restaurant

Quaint locals bar / restaurant that serves up local fare and good seafood. Nothing fancy but good food and cold beer for a reasonable price compared to the surrounding area.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Moose Jaw, Canada
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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place can be what you make of it, if you are laid back, nice and friendly travelers you will have an excellent time, I could see them not appreciating the ugly American persona, so if thats you it might not be your place. Reasonable prices for sure, my steak was great, my wife's fresh caught fish was simply amazing,... More 

Thank Michael F
Moose Jaw, Canada
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint locals bar / restaurant that serves up local fare and good seafood. Nothing fancy but good food and cold beer for a reasonable price compared to the surrounding area.

Thank frannie1155040
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Been Playa Hermosa three times and every time, I made sure to visit this place. Loved the foods, especially the ceviches! If you want a place where the locals hang out at, this is your type of spot. Be sure to show up Saturday nights for Karaoke.

Thank DenverRocky75
acworth, ga
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Had two different great experiences here. Douglas was a good bartender and the family was so nice. All of the food was good and prices fair. Will be back in July!!

Thank u-luv-me
Level Contributor
62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Eat and drink like a local. Delicious Costa Rican food, fresh fish and cold beers. Very friendly owners and patrons made us feel welcome. We were staying at the El Velero Hotel across the dirt road and visited frequently. We seemed to be the only tourist and were always warmly welcomed. Small outdoor bar and a casual, inexpensive restaurant. Great... More 

1 Thank BostonChloe
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Floribet is an absolute gem in Playa Hermosa. The first night we arrived, we quickly purchased some beers and disappeared to our hotel room across the road. The next night we stopped in for a quick refreshment and ended up spending the entire evening chatting and sharing stories. She told us all about her 5 kids and life in general.... More 

Thank nelbenMinnesota
Stacy, Minnesota
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Let me start by saying we did not eat here. We stopped for a couple beers late in the evening with another couple. The kitchen is in the rear and has an entry from the alley that opens into from a bedroom. The kitchen was a mess and the bedroom was unkempt and looked nasty (the two are attached). Moreover,... More 

Thank brian M
Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The food was very good but double check you bill. Pretty sure we were overcharged $20. Language barrier is a bit tough to get thru. Hard to order if they don't understand what you are saying.

Thank Michele B
York, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This restaurant has singlehandedly ruined playa Hermosa. This is a open walled restaurant. At around 9:00pm he starts karaoke and does not stop till after 1:00 in the morning. You come to playa Hermosa because it is not playa Tamarindo. You expect a laid back relaxing place. This one restaurant wrecks the ambience of the entire village. I'm sure their... More 

3 Thank PamJ1212
Venice, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ticos love it. Gringos stay away. Twice I went there and twice I got screwed over by the servers. This joint takes advantage of gringos by charging more for food and drink PLUS they seem to take pleasure in giving back incorrect change. Food is mediocre at best. Bottom line: stay away, there are too many other places to go.


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?