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Budda Cafe

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Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 2, Costa Rica
0050627098084
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pizza was delicious

Nice ambience...tables over the water. We had a latte and a veggie pizza (we wanted the goat cheese one but they did not have the ingredients??). Inexpensive for CR...but still pricy compared to Canada. Large pizza was enough for two meals for us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Orangeville, Canada
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Orangeville, Canada
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219 reviews 219 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice ambience...tables over the water. We had a latte and a veggie pizza (we wanted the goat cheese one but they did not have the ingredients??). Inexpensive for CR...but still pricy compared to Canada. Large pizza was enough for two meals for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stopped in a few times to Buddha café while we were staying in tortuguero. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the service was great, and we ceviche was so good! The food was good, the drinks were very refreshing, and it has a gorgeous view! It was such a nice stop to relax and unwind with good company. I would definitely... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had a nice lunch here after walking around all over the town. We wanted to rest our feet, have a nice fruit drink and enjoy a tasty lunch. We all ordered the special which was a beef sandwich of some sort (I can't remember exactly) but is was so good! The yucca chips on the side were perfectly done.... More 

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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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CT
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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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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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9 restaurant reviews
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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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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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