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Tasty Waves Cantina

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
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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nice little place right on the beach in Puerto viejo. Cheap beer, live music, friendly staff what's not to like.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Every time down to Puerto Viejo one of my first stops is Tasty Waves. The guys are awesome, laid back and friendly and serve up some of the fiercest tacos you'll ever stuff in your face. Every time I stop for a "beer and a taco" it turns into great conversations with awesome people. Stop by while your cruising on... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great fish tacos that are only topped by their chicken tacos are made from free-range chickens from just down the road! Great location with music and atmosphere. Come as you are - no dress code no reservations - with top-notch food :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on Labor Day. They had cheap beer and amazing fish tacos. They had a great spicy burrito that was vegan. The service friendly and fast. It's also right across the street from the beach and has a fun vibe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stopped in after a loooong walk from Playa Chiquita to Puerto Viejo (make sure to rent a bike!) Super friendly staff and owners, cold beer and tasty tacos. The perfect rest stop on our trek. Apparently they have the best party in town on Tuesdays but we weren't able to make it. Be sure to ask about the c u... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Maybe i just expected really amazing things from the reviews. The tacos were not that great. they were ok and over priced. i did like the atmosphere and staff. everyone was very nice. i went on a saturday night with my boyfriend and sang karaoke it was pretty fun but not as amazing as everyone says.....

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Always something going on! Deals on drinks, tacos, movie nights, drinking games, karaoke. The big party is on Tuesday nights for Tasty Tuesdays.. 2X1 tacos, ladies night..then party hard! On top of it all.. the staff kick @ss! You can't go to Puerto Viejo and not go check it out. You won't be disappointed

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When I was in Cocles a few years ago, I fell in love with the fish tacos at Tasty Waves. I had to go back this time around for more of the homemade tortillas filled with delicious fish, as well as the best beer prices in town. And then I found myself there for karaoke. And trivia. And Tasty Tuesdays.... More

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Who would have thought that this little outpost across from Playa Cocles would have such great food? Tacos were the best that I have ever eaten and given that I live in a place where Mexican food is ubiquitous, that is saying a lot. Homemade tortillas are filled with either beef, chicken, fish, veggies or shrimp. Topped with shredded cabbage... More

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The tacos at this place are like crack. If you find yourself in Puerto Viejo and you want a nice laid back lunch, stop in. If you feel like getting wild, stay a little longer and enjoy Tasty Tuedays with everyone in town. This place is everything you would ever want from a taco joint. Beachside, good people, good bartenders,... More

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