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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, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, 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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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
Tacos To Die For

Fun, casual vibe, strong drinks and tacos that make you moan... This is my kind of establishment! We went on Sunday Funday which was all day happy hour (241 well drinks) and had both the shrimp (the sauce is spicy!!) and the fish tacos. Every night has a theme, don't miss Karaoke on Saturdays (I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
jennyho8
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fun, casual vibe, strong drinks and tacos that make you moan... This is my kind of establishment! We went on Sunday Funday which was all day happy hour (241 well drinks) and had both the shrimp (the sauce is spicy!!) and the fish tacos. Every night has a theme, don't miss Karaoke on Saturdays (I did and it made me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Tasty waves is a bit further off the tourist track so the vibe is a lot more relaxed throughout the day, however it gets very busy in the evenings. They do a special 'taco Tuesday' where they do fish tacos for 6$ And they are beaut. The beer is very cheap and the staff are really friendly.

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well, if your into the night life this is a must stop. The bartenders are soooo amazing. (and if you hang around and talk to them a while each of their stories will amaze you) They have movie night with fresh popcorn.. Awesome food. The live music is amazing. Whether your visiting, or if your a local..Your treated equally.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had tacos and french fries here for lunch.....SO GOOD!!! After we arrived home my Husband and I wished that we could go right back!

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Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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26 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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?