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El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $7
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, it's a lifestyle. We always strive to become your "home base", giving you local advice on where to go, what sites to see and how to get the most out of your journey or vacation. Our staff is more of a family and we always want you to feel welcome in our home. For the most part it's a relaxed atmosphere but don't get me wrong, we know how to party. Tasty Tuesday has become the biggest and most anticipated party of the week and we always show you a good time, so good that we close on Wednesday to clean up the aftermath. Thursday is Trivia Night, Friday is R.E.H.A.B., Saturday is Karaoke, Sunday Funday and Monday is our Movie Night with new and classics running on our 100" projector screen. Stop in, say hi and have a shot of Guaro with us. Tasty Waves Cantina ~ Livin' the Dream

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had such a great time at this place tonight. In addition to the tacos being excellent (both fish and shrimp!), the atmosphere here is just cool. I don't think I've ever been in one place that had so many genuinely nice and friendly people, including the owner, It's clear they really care about the place and the food they serve.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a super fun place and you can tell owners and employees do care a lot about making of this a great spot to be at. They have a different fun thing to do daily i.e. karaoke night on saturdays, movie night on mondays and so on. The music is GREAT, all the staff is super friendly and welcoming,... More 

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Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you venture to Puerto Viejo, do yourself a favour and venture an extra 2km outa town to this place. Awesome Cool Vibe!!!! Bartenders are young American's (and a Canadian guy), owner is from California. Taco's are tasty and only $4. Drink specials every day, we were there for 2 for 1 Magaritas (try the passionfruit one). Karaoke, free cab... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It's amazing to me that folks that would come to the area for the natural beauty and weather would not consider the foot print they leave on the area. Drive the road past Tasty Waves and what do you notice first? The large amounts of trash in front of it, faded flags, and the loud music. Walk through the woods... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great food, fun atmosphere, awesome prices! Trivia night is Thursdays but I don't know...the bartender winning seems a little fishy.

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Austin, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was my favorite bar in Puerto Viejo. I went here several times and always had a great time. The staff and customers are all friendly. Great drink specials and shots! The food is also great. I had tacos and the Ollie. Awesome shots and shot specials. Check out the C.U. Next Tuesday records - very impressive. Amazing Happy Hour,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great bar with a fun atmosphere, upbeat staff, great drink deals and seriously the best tacos I've ever tasted. Had both the chicken and fish tacos and they were outstanding and really cheap! There are different deals every day of the week (except Wednesday when closed) Sunday is especially great with cheap drink - the cheapest beer deal you will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

That's all there really is to this place: cheap tacos and cheap beer. The staff were really friendly, which made it a nice atmosphere. The tacos were pretty average and my vegetarian option didn't actually have any avocado in it like the menu said. Nonetheless it was okay.

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Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Every day the place had a thematic night, Saturday's is super fun with the karaoke, the drinks are cheaps and the $1 Shot is awesome

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I didn't realize I missed watching American football until we stopped in one Sunday afternoon for a late lunch. Beer, football, and a bacon-wrapped hot dog on the grill - a great way to enjoy the afternoon. But their real claim to culinary greatness is their homemade tacos. I don't know of any other restaurant (anywhere) that makes their own... More 

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Additional Information about Tasty Waves Cantina

Address: El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2750-1906
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
Cuisine: American

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