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Budda Cafe

Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 2, Costa Rica
0050627098084
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Ranked #2 of 14 restaurants in Tortuguero
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We ate here on the river borders, after we arrived in Tortuguero. The view on the river is amazing, especially with sunset. The pizza I ate was good, but not special. But the Pina Colada I had was just amazing, it made my day. Service was just above average.

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Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Of course, you are in a very remote town, so don't expect a lot of brilliant dishes. Nevertheless, the food was quite reasonably okay, and it was a pleasure to sit next to the canal.

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Bronxville, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went to Budda for the wi-fi connection and stayed for the excellent food. The Peruvian ceviche was terrific and we shared a very nice pizza. The key for us, however, was how very patient and gracious the staff was to us as we spent a full hour on SKYPE with our NY bank trying to straighten out a wire... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Amazing food and drink lovely in the day and night! Watching the wildlife and the world go by during the day and the amazing stars in the evening.,

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enrique l, Manager at Budda Cafe, responded to this review

you are one of those stars! thank you for your comment ! More

Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Ok, here, probably one of the most beautiful constructions in Tortuguero, you will try delicious pizzas, pastas, excelent service and music.. But what totally makes me love this place is how much love you see the owners have put on it and THE CHEESECAKE, to my taste like no other i've tryed anywhere else... it is creamy, with a crunchy... More

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We really enjoyed the cheesecake and their coffee. Their garden and decks beside the Tortuguero Lagoon make a lovely quiet place to relax and enjoy a meal or a snack.

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Ottawa, ON, CAN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This restaurant is funky upscale and hippy but not quite...I don't know how to explain it, but the ambiance is beautiful. The food is fantastic and the servers wonderful, friendly and helpful. I had the (I think it was Honduran) sandwich one night, and pizza the next and both were AMAZING.

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This place is a step up in Tortuguero and we loved it! We were craving pizza and went to Budda to satisfy it. This is likely some of the best pizza that you will get in Costa Rica. The atmosphere is beautiful and the service is great. Prices are a little higher, but not ridiculous and totally worth it.

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Puebla, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We came back to the place two times, just to sit close to the water, watch the scenery and relax. Service was good and we had the best fruit juices of our holiday in Costa Rica.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

really cool feeling place, chill out little cafe overlooking the main canal area. we had delicious burgers and ice cold drinks. the food was tasty and fresh and the service was very good. Nest door to casa marbella, check it out if you are in the village. perfect for a lazy afternoon by the water.:)

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