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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best food in Costa Rica (that we tried)

Very tasty Caribbean food, with friendly cooks, its a very "rustic" place but don't be put off we had a feast which the whole family enjoyed - I challenge you to eat more than a dribble of their hot sauce though - wow!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very tasty Caribbean food, with friendly cooks, its a very "rustic" place but don't be put off we had a feast which the whole family enjoyed - I challenge you to eat more than a dribble of their hot sauce though - wow!

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Talkeetna AK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Our first meal in town and it was "hands down" the best of our visit! We cannot say enough good things about the food; yummy, fresh, plentiful. I can't wait to eat here again!

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great little restaurant. As others have said, slow service, but only because everything is freshly cooked, and what's the rush anyway when you can enjoy a cold beer while you wait. And it's definitely worth the wait - tastiest Caribbean chicken ever!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Don't judge the look of restaurants by European standards. Miss Miriam's like most little places in Tortuguero is rough around the edges but that is the charm. Service is slow but where are you rushing to? Sit back and enjoy a couple of beers while you wait...they may even have to send out to the supermarket for more! It's all... More 

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Houston, Texas
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151 reviews 151 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a nice meal at Miss Miriam's. It was right next door to our hotel. The food had a nice local flavor to it. Service started slowly, but I guess people in Tortuguero aren't in any rush!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had delicious food here, and such generous portions that we were absolutely stuffed before we were even close to finishing! We had fried fish, which was served with a large salad, homemade chips, amazing coconut rice, and a second type of rice. The prices were really reasonable and far cheaper than the other places we ate at in Tortuguero.... More 

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Paris, France
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There are few restaurants that offer traditional local food and this is in my opinion one of the best! I had the Caribbean Chicken which was tender and had lots of flavours. Price-wise it's not as cheap as a backpacker could hope to find, however my dinner with a beer came to 15$ US - an average price for the... More 

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Fuerth, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed for two days at Tortuguero and made a bad mistake visiting this "restaurant" for dinner. The dirty tablecloth and that for minutes nobody came to welcome us, should have warned us. Then came a somehow bored waitress to our table. Next warning: no menu existent, no prices visible. We asked her, what she could offer us. Some chicken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We came here at around 8 and we were the only people there. The service was not very friendly and there was no atmosphere but the food was the most authentic we have had and quite yummy! As with all the food here, fatty and oily but this time is tasted good!

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Sibenik, Croatia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

it's a small place and little bit hidden (behind the clinic). very friendly and good food for a regular price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

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