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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, 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
Great location

This restaurant is set out over the river and commanders a great view. Aside from that the food was excellent. We ate here twice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This restaurant is set out over the river and commanders a great view. Aside from that the food was excellent. We ate here twice.

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5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Located with seating right on the water. Great Salads at some of the best prices we enjoyed in Costa Rica. I also like the Aqua Fresca made with fresh fruit.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well worth a visit whilst staying in Tortuguero. 4-6PM they offer a great deal for two for one cocktails and some lovely humus and flat breads. Setting is fantastic; they have a decking area which extends out onto the river and is great to watch the sun set. We also ate here another night and food was good.

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Hannover, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice service, awesome desserts and good coffee. We only went there for a quick snack but you can sit right at the river and have an amazing view. I really enjoyed it there. The waiters are extremly friendly and pay good attention.

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connecticut
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13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The mohitos were good. Nice deck. Think they had pizza. Recommended by our guide as the place to go in the village. Closed by late afternoon. .

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Ljubljana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

You would assume some nice vegetarian (or at least Indian) food, no? So - no! The "budha salad" was some simply cut vegetables, small and tasteless. We did not feel like eating hamburgers (!!!) so had to order Pizzas (!!)' which were also simple and tasteless. At least the place looks nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband and I had our first romantic dinner in tortuguero here. The food was good. The food at the Wild Ginger is definitely better but the Budda Cafe is good and has a more relaxed and welcoming atmosphere plus the price is way more reasonable!

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jackson
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We went here twice in 4 days that we were on Tortuguero. Both time what was on the menu did not represent what they actually had. We asked for a couple of their drinks that included bananas. They told us they had not had any bananas for days. This excuse was used both times we went there. Really, no bananas.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for happy hour drinks which consisted of either two sangrias or two caipirinhas and some hummus and pita for 9,000 Colones. We felt like Cuba Libre so they kindly made that for us instead and we enjoyed a very relaxing drink looking over the river. A surprising little relaxing and pretty oasis

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Pizza and savory crepe were both very good. Lovely place to sit and friendly competent service. Food in Costa Rica is generally mediocre so this was a cut above the usual.

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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: Mediterranean

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