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Budda Cafe

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Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8084
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Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food and service

This restaurant is on the main 'drag' in the little village. Open -air restaurant overlooking the water. Claudio, the chef, pays attention to details that make his food exceptional. We had an excellent Beef Carpaccio to start, also a very tasty Peruvian ceviche with avocado. My friends had an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
castorita
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Bellingham, WA
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Bellingham, WA
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is on the main 'drag' in the little village. Open -air restaurant overlooking the water. Claudio, the chef, pays attention to details that make his food exceptional. We had an excellent Beef Carpaccio to start, also a very tasty Peruvian ceviche with avocado. My friends had an excellent thin crust pizza, and I had a very tasty beef... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, the location it's perfect, in front of the mail canal and just a few minutes from the National Park. Great coffee btw.

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stockholm
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't stay to eat because we didn't like the smoothies ( no taste) so we were afraid to try the food. But the place looks cute, over the water and chill out music..buda bar. Menu looked to have a lot of options but as I said a bit pricy. A large pizza was 10000 colones and the rest from... More 

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Thank emaamai
Paris, France
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cool place to have a drink, we went there after sunset and the barman was very nice to us and prepared excellent cocktails

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Thank AlbertoGilP
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first expresso coffee since arriving in Costa Rica, I saw the expresso machine and just bolted right inside. We ordered an expresso and a cappuccino, sat on the dock and just watched birds fly by. Reasonable price (in a Costa Rican context, since everything is expensive), great service.

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Thank Wing W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent lunch with vegetarian options . Service good staff friendly . Beautiful settling Would recommend to any one. Was not cheap but it was very good

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Thank Veronica W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Stopped by for a late afternoon snack- got the red sangria and savory crepe which were both excellent. The view was beautiful and the grounds were photo worthy. Definitely stop by on your trip to Tortuguero town!

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1 Thank Katie J
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505 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for dinner and yes the view is great and it does have free wifi. That is were it ended for us. They did not have many items on the food menu and they had no soft drinks. The food we did have was vert average with sticky pasta and rock hard mozzarella and a bad attitude from the... More 

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somerset ,uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Influenced by the Buddha with prayer flags running through, this place is situated on the water with great views the food and drinks were great and would recommend the vodka with lemon grass and ginger. The pizza was really well done and plenty of it!! Staff were very good and friendly

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Thank shaunshunt
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely LOVE the quaint, unspoiled town of Tortuguero, Costa Rica, and whenever I am there, my favorite place to dine is Budda Café. The food is delicious, and they have many excellent options for vegetarians!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: +506 2709 8084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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