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Budda Cafe

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Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 2, Costa Rica
0050627098084
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 6
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
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So we walk in Buddha Cafe. It looks great. The kind of place that places an emphasis on being hip. I like everything I see. We wanted desert. I expect something very local, done in a hip way. I take a look at the menu and I see "Crepes with Nutella" Are you serious? with the wonderful local art... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

So we walk in Buddha Cafe. It looks great. The kind of place that places an emphasis on being hip. I like everything I see. We wanted desert. I expect something very local, done in a hip way. I take a look at the menu and I see "Crepes with Nutella" Are you serious? with the wonderful local art on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place for drinks, appetizers, or dinner. It was a WONDERFUL alternative to cafeteria style dining at the lodges.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a lovely place to eat with really great decor. There's a cosy area if you just want a drink or sit on one of 2 big verandas with great views of the river and all its passing boats . The food was lovely. We had the happy hour cocktails first with hummus and flatbread. Delicious. Served 3-6pm. Then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great sunset, clear day. Food fantastic and really nice friendly staff. Visited after a day of relaxing and before a night trek.

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Amsterdam
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19 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We had several lunches here. Price vs quality is okay. Costa Rica is incredibly expensive so if you have that in mind, this place is not too bad. Friendly waiters and a fantastic view. Best place in Tortuguero.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The food was very good. They make a very nice Sangria as well. Only down side is their opening hours felt a little short (they were closed before 8pm) although that may have been because of the time of year we were there.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We were a bit disappointed by the Budda Cafe. The Lonely Planet guide highly recommends it. However, it is very, very touristy and inauthentic. The food was also even less than average and for that it was a lot (!) to expensive. We got better and cheaper food at other restaurants in Tortoguero.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a wonderful meal and drinks on the deck over the water. The staff was very friendly. The view was marvelous. Relaxing afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We enjoyed the crepes and the view over looking the water. The restaurant is centrally located with a nice menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It was exactly as described on TA! I had the crepes and they were delicious. We would have returned for an evening meal but the rain was too heavy to get across from our accommodation...another time!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 2, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: 0050627098084

Price and Cuisine

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

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