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El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
2750-1906
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy food, fun atmosphere, and a must stop

Brighton the owner is originally from Southern California and he said his inspiration was the movie Cocktail and it shows! It's a fun vibe with amazing food and Taco Tuesdays (2 for 1 yummy tacos)! It's great party place if that's what you are looking for, but also chill earlier in the day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
mandya_310
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Brighton the owner is originally from Southern California and he said his inspiration was the movie Cocktail and it shows! It's a fun vibe with amazing food and Taco Tuesdays (2 for 1 yummy tacos)! It's great party place if that's what you are looking for, but also chill earlier in the day. Great food and great location! They have... More 

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Buffalo, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

They have something special every night of the week except they're closed Wednesdays. Luckily we found this place for Taco Tuesday/Two-for-one Tuesdays. Affordable beach restaurant near Playa Cocles

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Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

On a hot, sunny day, my husband and I were looking for an inexpensive eatery for a late lunch...that served cold beer. We had wandered around the town of Puerto Viejo and stopped at a couple of places with "Imperial" signs, but they didn't serve beer.. So we kept walking towards our rental house and came across Tasty Waves. Our... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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104 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Got a few beers, tacos and some wings. The ambiance is your typical road side surf shack with a bar. It is right on the busy main road and it can be a little busy. It's not dirty but not super clean. The service was good and the food surprised us. It was very fresh and tasty! It is just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

All tacos are amazing and their gallo pinto is to die for. I had the loaded fries also but really wasn't a big fan. I had the veggies tacos which were really good and my boyfriend tried the beef, chicken and shrimp tacos on seperate days and was really impressed. The owner is a super cool nice guy and the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Place is really fun for tourists. Trivia night was a blast and they have good drink prices and great taco's. Everyone that was working the night I was there was American, so they spoke perfect English. Get the Fish Taco. Bangarang!!! Prices for food were relatively cheap. Oh, and once every week, (I think maybe Tuesday night?), they have a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The beer and cocktails flow as well as the bar food! Good tacos and great hamburgers and chicken fingers! Great live music on Tuesdays...karaoke on Saturdays (go after 9pm if you don't want to feel like you are at a frat party). Try the passion fruit capharinia...delicious!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had lunch and also dinner at tasty waves. We only went back for dinner because we wanted to do trivia night which was the most fun and entertaining dinner we had in Puerto Viejo. The food is very typical American cuisine like chicken fingers nachos burritos and fries. It is pretty good food but nothing compared to the freshness... More 

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Yarmouth, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and ordered the fish tacos. They unfortunately had run out of fish so we got shrimp and chicken instead. The shrimp were spicy and tasty and the chicken were also good, perhaps a bit bland. Spice it up a bit! Overall we thought it was a tasty lunch and would go back again.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Found this little gem of a place whilst cycling from Puerto Viejo down to Playa Chiquita..staff friendly but not over bearing, food freshly cooked so understandably took longer than usual fast food outlets, but well worth the wait..varied music played (Bowie, Springstein, Floyd etc)..already looking forward to returning on Tuesday

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: 2750-1906

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?