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Caracolas

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Near Pachamama, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2640 0189
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: It may be a newer establishment, but one of the best Tica places in Mal...
It may be a newer establishment, but one of the best Tica places in Mal Pais, maybe even Costa Rica.
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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My New Hidden Spot!

So so Love the Ceviche!The view here is breathtaking!Try a pinacolda, the best ever ! Everything I tried was amazing ! Soup Oceana was my daughters favorite! I will be back!Wish I could of stayed

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Victoria K
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

So so Love the Ceviche!The view here is breathtaking!Try a pinacolda, the best ever ! Everything I tried was amazing ! Soup Oceana was my daughters favorite! I will be back!Wish I could of stayed

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Paradise, ON
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant twice while in Mal Pais and just loved it. The owners were friendly... the place was kid safe, the toilets was nice and clean, the food was excellent... (just don't get fooled into ordering an appetizer over a meal... my own dumb fault) and the sunsets were Spectacular... they have a wonderful section of the shore... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I had a lovely fish dish. Beautiful setting. Feet in sand watching sunset. Also has wifi. Nice people. Southern end of Mal Pais so you will probably have to bike here. Short walk from Blue Jay Lodge.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Get the super ceviche and the tropical ceviche and mix them together. Alone they are very good but we mixed them and added some hot sauce and minds were blown.

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Wenatchee, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here the first day we arrived. It was convenient for us because it was right across the road from where we are staying. We were hot and hungry. The service was a little slow but I was also very hungry after a day of travel. We started with ceviche, it was good but not remarkable. I had... More 

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Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

a lovely little place. Food is excellent and at a great price. Lovely for sunset and in the evening. I go most days I'm here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place is a MUST GO TO if you are in Mal Pais or near there. It is right on the beach and not only beautiful and relaxing, but the food is outstanding. Fresh fish, perfectly cooked, and some of the best shrimp tacos ever. We LOVED it there and even went twice.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We decided to check out this restaurant after a friend recommended it and I am so happy we did! The location on the beach is perfect, great place to go for sunset. I had a margarita and fish tacos, the margarita was fresh and strong and the fish tacos were the best I've ever had. The service was also great,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We fell in love with this restaurant where we have one of the best fish dish in Costa Rica only mach with Lazlo's restaurant in Pueblo Viejo, at the Atlantic site of the country. We keep returning to the restaurant every day ordering the same dish (Casado del Mar). They even accommodate us with our request of extra garlic and... More 

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Majorca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The one and ONLY thing we found difficult in Costa Rica was the food... we just didnt like it!! But then, we tried Caracolas.. and hello !! Ceviches, tacos , nachos, even kids food was amazing. Good portion size (not the Huge portions that we hated) quality ingredients, very very tasty, and to top it all, the most wonderful location.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Near Pachamama, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: 2640 0189

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

Description

It may be a newer establishment, but one of the best Tica places in Mal Pais, maybe even Costa Rica.

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