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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
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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
Most recent review
Tasty Waves, Tasty drinks too

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Mary B
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Providence, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Good food, fun theme parties...the best? mardi gras was a riot! Many days of the week are themed...very cuttung edge?

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Province of Limon, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Tasty Waves always has great specials and awesome food. A lot of it uses fresh, local ingredients too--which makes it a must for any foodie. They're close to Playa Cocles, which is slightly off the beaten path of Puerto Viejo, but well worth it. The atmosphere at Tasty Waves is so great, with pool, hammocks and normal seating area too.

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oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

we had shrimp and veggie tacos- both were great. Tons of shrimp perfectly cooked with spicy sauce. Our drinks were also good. Waiter was friendly and the place had a nice vibe with music playing( Rolling Stones, tom petty). Best part- prices. Inexpensive- 4$ for the shrimp taco. Will be back!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We actually went here twice during our 4 night stay in the area (our hotel was walking distance). The place is really a surfer bar, but we ate there twice as a family with 2 young kids and thoroughly enjoyed it. The kids liked the nachos and gallo pinto, while the adults liked the drink list and fish tacos.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food was so good, the chips were fresh out of the fryer to our plate. Guac was served right in the avacado skin. And the tacos! Fish tacos and chicken tacos were delicious! Drinks were strong and tasty too. Live music, it was a pretty great night. If we had gone before our last night at hotel cariblue, we... More 

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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

They have their special concoction shots, nice usual drinks and great food! We loved their tacos, burritos and burgers! They also have events pretty much every night - party night, movie night, trivia night... etc This place is incredible, we came here with all our friends and everybody loved it!

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Laid-back atmosphere (except when it's wild, which is also fun:))) and good bar food. The owners are fun and have something going on most nights. Trivia night was a blast. Set in a shady alcove where you can watch the beachy street action.

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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?