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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: 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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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Delicious Food

We went to Tasty Waves on Taco Tuesday, and the tacos were great and cheap! The burritos were also delicious. I liked Tasty Waves because they put their own spin on regular dishes and the result is quite delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went to Tasty Waves on Taco Tuesday, and the tacos were great and cheap! The burritos were also delicious. I liked Tasty Waves because they put their own spin on regular dishes and the result is quite delicious.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nice place just in front of the beach. Super friendly staff and ok American junk food. The place offers a lot of activities and fun stuff, I am definitely coming back. Nice prices also!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Strictly for U.S tourists...Country music, Karaoke etc. Tourists go to puerto viejo for locals culture, reggae music, native Americans ways of life! Pura vida!!!

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Summerside, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went to Tasty waves on a Monday which happens to be movie night. We had gone because the hamburgers were recommended however when we ordered on at 5:30 we were told they were sold out. Instead we ordered wings and tacos. The wings were very over cooked and they were very greasy. After we had been served our meal... More 

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Banff, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good, affordable food and great service. Clean and mellow. Decent beer prices. One of my favorite places in/outside of Puerto Viejo

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My friends and I stopped in for lunch at this place when we were staying up the road and it's SO COOL! The owner is from Huntington Beach (we are also from LA so that was fun) and he is one of the coolest dudes you will meet. The food was OUTSTANDING and GREAT prices. I don't remember the name... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A great little expat spot across from the beach. Good drink specials and fantastic wings! Actually went 2 days in a row.

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Seville, Spain
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food was good when it came but the service is pretty slow. Also they brought the wrong order out so we had to wait doubly long for them to make a new one. The waiter was super friendly though considering he had to wait so many tables and it was only him working, seemed like a very stressful job... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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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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?