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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

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Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best meal we have had in Costa Rica

Great food and a lot of it Curt was very helpful in helping us plan our visit with our small budget in mind

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
DarlaMaeV
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Imbler, Oregon
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Imbler, Oregon
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great food and a lot of it Curt was very helpful in helping us plan our visit with our small budget in mind

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Coarraze, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Very nice ! You could eat tacos every night, the fish is different all the time (according to what's been caught the very day). And the smoothie is just to die for.. Enjoy !

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Manchester, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We enjoyed a different fish caught that day and prepared the same way each night we stayed in Drake Bay. The portions easily feed two people and were extremely reasonable especially since you can bring your own beverage. During the day you can watch the birds at the feeder.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

There are only 3 items on the menu. All fish. the varieties change daily. All excellent choices. One order is more than enough for 2 people. they will gladly provide and extra plate so you can share. Curt has a bird feeder out back which attracts many birds during the day. bring your camera and have a drunk or something... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Best deal in town. Curt can not only advise you on sights to see in the entire surrounding area (if not country), but will serve you up a bricklike slab of fresh-caught fish with garlic smashed potatoes (swoonworthy even for a non-potato-eater like me) and the best carmelized sauteed veggie sticks you'll ever eat. Truly. The furniture made of out... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great food, very nice atmosphere. Great owner enthusiast of Costa Rica and of wild life. Really suggested. If you like try different restaurants avoid Gringo Curt's, once tried you cannot stop to eat here! Better book in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Curt served up some delightfully spiced fish and a huge and delicious fish wrap. We got 2 of the 3 things on the menu and they were both delicious. He also offers a 3 fruit smoothie with the option of adding in a healthy serving of rum. Besides the food, Curt himself offered great advice on what to do while... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Portions are massive but good at a great price. There is a fish steak, pasta with fish and massive fish fejita. Fish is dependent on the catch of the day so there is a possibility of different fish each night. Priced between 4-8k colones. The portions of the two items are big enough for two individuals to share a meal... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

fantastic meal.....dont miss it. I had the specilty plate and shared it with my wife.....it was delicious. curt was great and also provides info on the area. this is a must do

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed in Drake 5 nights and ate there two times. The menu is small (just 3 dishes), but perfected, very fresh and uniquely prepared. The same with the drinks: 3 different drinks: coca cola, smoothie (banana, papaya, pineapple), smoothie with rum. Besides the great sea food, the host is incredibly helpful, friendly and always likes to tell you more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay
  • Phone Number: +506 6198 5899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Central American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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