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Restaurant Relax

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Caribbean, Seafood, Fast Food, International
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ruta 36 entre Cahuita y Puerto Viejo | 300m al sur de la entrada de Cahuita, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2755 0322
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: A place with special charm, good service and good food. We are waiting for...
A place with special charm, good service and good food. We are waiting for you!!Un lugar con un encanto especial, buena comida y buen servicio. Le esperamos!!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You gotta try this place

We really enjoyed our meal here and had a great time talking with the owners and the locals. Great place to enjoy good food and a nice view of Playa Negra!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
Terri C
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Lincoln, California
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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went to this restaurant on New Year's Day, supposedly after all the craziness of the night before. All I can say is that this was by far the low point of our trip to Costa Rica. 1. We arrived around 8pm, and had gone there because the other larger restaurants such as Ricky's or Coco's were either closed or... More 

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Lincoln, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here and had a great time talking with the owners and the locals. Great place to enjoy good food and a nice view of Playa Negra!

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Trenton, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The restaurant is a quaint little spot with a lovely intimate atmosphere. Its situated away from the 'hub' of the town giving it a secluded feeling. Food was okay for the price. Not our type of setting..... but it was okay.

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fitchburg, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We tried this restaurant out after reading reviews and the note from the new management saying to come try them. We went on a Monday, so expected it not to be busy and it wasn't. Still, we waited forever for our food. Parking was obscure. You park near the actual kitchen door, BUT there is a walkway around to the... More 

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vietnam
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

PLEASE START AT THE BOTTOM AND READ THE E-MAILS ... THE RESTARAUNT LET US DOWN ON OUR 40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ... THEY PROMISED US A GREAT ANNIVERARY DINNER AND WERE NOT EVEN OPEN WHEN WE WENT THERE ALL DRESSED UP READY TO CELEBRATE ... THEY DIDN'T EVEN DO US THE COURTESY OF E-MAILING US TO TELL US THEY WERE NOT... More 

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Restaurant Relax, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Mitchell, We are the new Administration of Relax Restaurant and we are really sorry for your dissapoiment about your anniversary reservation. In our concept administration it¨s offer to the customers goods service, taste,quality and price in a relax and comfortable enviroment. We would like that you visit us in your next trip to Costa Rica and offer for... More 

Brooklyn, NY
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I think this restaurant is best suited for seafood. I made the mistake of ordering a pasta dish which was remarkably plain and the portions were a little small. When ordering dessert, our wait person suggested the chocolate cake with excitement. The cake tasted like a very average slice of case from an American supermarket. There are no specific complaints,... More 

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Restaurant Relax, responded to this review

Dear lady, The Relax Restaurant have a new administration. We offer costarican´s traditional cuisine and caribbean style. If you come again to Cahuita, we would be glad with your visit!! Best wishes. More 

Cahuita, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We are budget travelling in Costa Rica and not looking for "top end" restaurants. We were recommended to try the Relax Restaurant, just south of Cahuita. Although not the cheapest we've encountered, this restaurant is in a very attractive building, great atmosphere and decorating, very clean.....appears to be quite new but certainly well maintained, very friendly and courteous service and... More 

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Restaurant Relax, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Greg, Thank you very much for your advise. We are the new administration of the Relax Restaurante and we´ll make the best effort to provide a high standard of quality and service. Now we offer you Costarican´s traditional cuisine and Caribbean cuisine. In your next trip to Costa Rica, please contact us. Best regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

While in Cahuita we went to relax for dinner .The hosted was friendly and the food was amazing. Great place to relax and enjoy it. Thanks for the great service !

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Restaurant Relax, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you very much for your time and your advice. Now we are a new administration of Relax Restaurante and we would like make our Best effort to continue a tradition of quality and service. The options that offer are Costarican’s traditional cuisine and Caribbean cuisine. Thank you again for to think in us and in your next... More 

Quebec
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Good food, good service. Nice place to... RELAX ! I will go back next time I am in Cahuita

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

I went to relax many times and always loved it. I specially like the black pepper tenderloin. Highest compliments to Graciela, the owner for her outstanding service, her attention to details makes your meal at Relax memorable. This newer restaurant is slightly outside the center of Cahuita but it worth the 2 minute drive or paying a couple of dollars... More 

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Marco Vinicio M, Gerente at Restaurant Relax, responded to this review

Thnak you very much for your time and your advice. we are the new managment of the restaurante and we´ll desire to count with your visit again. Our new specialities are the Costa Rican´s traditional cuisine and the Carebbean cuisine. In your next visit to Cahuita we´ll be glad to serve you. Best wishes. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: ruta 36 entre Cahuita y Puerto Viejo | 300m al sur de la entrada de Cahuita, Cahuita 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: +506 2755 0322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Fast Food, International

Description

A place with special charm, good service and good food. We are waiting for you!!Un lugar con un encanto especial, buena comida y buen servicio. Le esperamos!!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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