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Tasty Waves Cantina

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El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
2750-1906
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Takeout
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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    Very good
  • 19
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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
My new Taco Tuesday

The owner is amazing, the tacos are amazing, the booze is cheap, and the live music and people hanging around are all amazing. GO ON TUESDAY

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
ricer987
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The owner is amazing, the tacos are amazing, the booze is cheap, and the live music and people hanging around are all amazing. GO ON TUESDAY

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great food and music right across from Cocles beach. Fun theme nights. Tasty Tuesday (awesome, cheap tacos) ends with a huge blowout reminiscent of a frat house party. Most excellent staff! Great music!

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Brookings, South Dakota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is my favorite bar in the Caribbean by far. Great food, the most down-to-earth staff, an excellent location (right across from beach break) and pretty tasty food. The best thing about this bar are the themes for every day.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had tacos here and my boyfriend ordered a burrito. Both were good, but we both agreed my tacos were really great--especially because they were two for one on the night we went. They had a good list of fun cocktails for average prices and $1 shots. There was also live music which was fun.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Oh man, what a blast. I was skeptical at first because of all the signs in English (was trying to avoid gringo bars), but Tasty Waves was my favorite bar in Costa Rica. Excellent bar, excellent atmosphere, superb food, and a killer staff. I recommend the shrimp tacos and the chips & guacamole. Both were mind-blowing. We also really loved... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great location near the beach and easy to find. Reasonably priced and worth every penny. Cool ambiance.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This places is set on the road literally between the beach and the jungle. Surfers walking passed and the sound of howler monkeys in the back ground. I've had better Mexican but it will do the job if you have a crazing.

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Lincoln, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We have been here before and still love coming back for the tacos. The shrimp tacos are the best around, but you gotta get there early because they often run out. We also love the changes with lots more covered seating for the rainy season. Thanks for the great food and good to see you again!!!

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We love Tasty Waves! Brighton, Liz and Becca made it feel like home every time we walked in (we were there a lot) my personal favorites included, shrimp tacos, the tasty wave drink and trivia night. It's a little taste of home in the Caribbean! Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Wonderful people, terrific food, great atmosphere. We wil definitely be back there next trip to PV. Great place for a hot shot on a lazy afternoon.

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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: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?