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Main Street, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Ranked #17 of 36 Restaurants in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Central American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night

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  • English first
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Chandler, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We had 4 adults in our dinner party and 2 of us enjoyed our food, the other 2 said their meals were just OK. I had the typical Costa Rican dinner with fish and the waiter said I could have red snapper instead of tilapia, which I did and it was a nicely prepared fillet along with the usual rice,... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stopped in El Coco for lunch one afternoon. My two amigos and I all had their cerviche for lunch. One of my amigos had 2 servings! Unlike other cerviche I've had around Dominical, El Coco's was heaped full with chunks of white marlin. A good-sized serving that came with tortilla chips. Absolutely wonderful!! Our Imperials were served by our very... More 

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DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our concierge Pablo recommended that we eat here and I'm so glad that we did. Great food and customer service. A little cleaner than others too!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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192 reviews 192 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The lady who seems to be in charge was extremely helpful, wonderful and polite! I ate there with 5 of my buddy's and they all loved it! I had the shrimp fried in coconut oil, they had the ceviche and something else and it all looked marvelous. If there was anything wrong, it seemed the shrimp was a little tough... More 

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Houston, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We recently ate twice at this restaurant. They have fresh seafood. I had the atun and it was very well prepared. We came back the second night and I had a fried whole red snapper that was also very well prepared. The have a avocado shrimp salad that is also very good. The staff was very friendly. Overall we had... More 

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Uvita, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very friendly staff, hung out for the day there during the Costa Rica vs. Greece world cup match and had a ton- o- fun! It helped when the owner broke out the tequila when they won! LOL

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went there to watch the Netherlands v. Costa Rica game Saturday, and with such a packed restaurant, I was surprised the service was so good. The food was delicious - tried the ceviche and fish casado, and I would recommend both. The breeze of the nearby Pacific was refreshing and the price was great.

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Little Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wonderful place toward the south end of the main road in Dominical, beach side. Great place to try Costa Rican cuisine. Most appreciated was the outstanding, accommodating service. Do bring mosquito spray (not their fault, just a function of close to the water).

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santa rosa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Really nice experience for our friends, it was one of our first dinners for them in Costa Rica. The waiter was excellent, he explained the specials and the menu like he was in a five star in SF. The daily special was fresh caught Ahi Tuna steak. It was to die for! Cooked enough, not raw but not over done,... More 

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Starnberg, Germany
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120 reviews 120 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We really liked our first meal here - casado with pollo! My friend had the sea bass and also really enjoyed it. It's cheap, cheerful and very close to the beach! I'd definitely recommend it for a bite to eat - even over Tortilla Flats! :)

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Address: Main Street, Dominical, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
Cuisine: Costa Rican, Central American

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