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Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo

American, Costa Rican
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Main Road (Gravel Road) In Front of the Beach, Drake Bay 00000, Costa Rica
+(506)27751405
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Right off the beach!

The family is delightful, beers ice cold, and the BEST and biggest burrito in the village, a must see! Don't miss this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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New Hampshire
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New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The family is delightful, beers ice cold, and the BEST and biggest burrito in the village, a must see! Don't miss this place!

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Epernon, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is very good and the service is ok. Just a bit in the background of the village so you need to walk a little to go there...

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maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Very good food...not outstanding. A walk up the hill from the center of town or from the beach. Service a bit slow but food cooked to order and very good.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Ate lunch here once. Had an app and two mains, everything was great. The food was a little slow but worth the wait. Service was good - he kindly let us charge to our hotel, though they are not affiliated with the restaurant; honor system - pura vida! Relaxed setting and good food. Great spot to grab a bite, recommend,... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

A small and nice place, located on the beach. Dinner, coffee and a shared smoothie for 2persons was $20. Good food, friendly staff and beatiful wiew.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I went to have dinner at Drakes kitchen and we love it. One of our favorite in Drake Bay. The service was a little long but the food made up for it. I had the pasta and my husband the fish and both were excellent. Definitely would recommend this restaurant! Don't forget to get a flash light... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We ate hete with 4 people. We ordered the red snapper for two. The other two had the filled chicken breast and the arroz with palm heart. The fish was the best i have had in my life. Its a bit of a wait, but its so worth it. And it looked amazing too. After we had the grilled banana... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I can only second what many others have said, but in my own way: best snapper I've had in my entire life. And I love snapper and lived in Florida for many years, and then in Japan for as many more. I've eaten it gourmet style, Japanese style, Russian style, Latin style and now Drake Bay style. Congrats, Juan Carlos... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Are you looking for a great restaurant while staying in Drake ? Casa El Tortugo is the place ! The owner Juan Carlos Cadeno greeted us with a warm welcome and catered a wonderful lunch with whole local fish, limes and patacones (my favorite). The view is very peaceful, we went back for dinner the following day, we couldn't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We ate here on many occasions as we couldn't get enough of the food or the location. Situated on the beach you can hear the waves crashing on the beach as you eat & the sunset is breathtaking. The fillet minion was amazing & owners were so friendly ( plus the two cute dogs who hugged our feet all night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road (Gravel Road) In Front of the Beach, Drake Bay 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay
  • Phone Number: +(506)27751405

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Costa Rican

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