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El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
2750-1906
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $7
Hours:
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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Restaurant details
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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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Bonney Lake, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our last day in Puerto Viejo. Plenty of choices for kids. The tacos were amazing. The burritos were great as well. We ate outside 15' from sloth with some good music in the background. In kind of summed up our week there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Saturday night is karaoke night and also cheap highballs (aka liquid courage). The tacos are great and the LTD fries are gooey and delicious. Definitely more "American" style cuisine which isn't a bad thing since we were travelling on an extended holiday and had our full of local cuisine. Jackson (bartender/server/karaoke star) was charming and provided excellent service.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Stopped here after our chocolate tour. They had live music and what I would call a more "American" style food. Tacos, burritos, burgers and more. We enjoyed the food in Costa Rica but when traveling for many days the kids they needed some familiar food. We all enjoyed our meals and portions for a reasonable price. Service was good as... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

we went on tuesday night to get some tacos (deliscious) and heard that is the place to be on tuesdays -- and it really was; great music (i found myself dancing to hip hop which is not my choice of music at all), huge bonfire in front of the bar, free drinks for ladies for some time ... just really... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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20 restaurant reviews
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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