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Pacifico Azul

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| Playa Guiones - Hotel Gilded Iguana, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 5456
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Downhill since change in management

I had eaten here at least 20 times before the change in management. Their food used to be amazing. I used to love their vegetarian casado- it had delicious Gallo pinto, a fresh cabbage/beet slaw, and nearly an entire ripe avocado with fresh mixed greens and sliced tomato. Yesterday it was served... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Emily H
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I had eaten here at least 20 times before the change in management. Their food used to be amazing. I used to love their vegetarian casado- it had delicious Gallo pinto, a fresh cabbage/beet slaw, and nearly an entire ripe avocado with fresh mixed greens and sliced tomato. Yesterday it was served with a brown/limp salad, steamed bland vegetables, and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great service. Easy walk from Playa Guiones (we were at The Harmony). We keep coming back. Best is simply grilled fish of the day, but the sauces they put on are also excellent, if you like that.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

You want well prepared not overpriced fish in Nosara? This is the place for you. My favorite dish was the red snapper curry. Perfectly done fish with crisp fresh vegetables in a most delicious coconut curry cream sauce. This is the dish that I know I won't forget!

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Ate here after watching the sunset. The place is okay but considering their high end prices, I expected more. For instance, the tables are cheap patio tables, even inside. The service was good, it's the food itself that is nothing special. The tuna tartar was good, but I've had better in Tamarindo. I had the Mahi Mahi with avocado sauce,... More 

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Yucaipa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great food, nice location, but seems to be a bit overpriced, as are all the restaurants in the Nosara area. $50 for lunch is a bit high in our opinion. We can get fish tacos and fries in the states for less than $10 bucks.

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Sag Harbor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Currently In playa Guiones and have been here for lunch and for dinner! Tuna tar tar and the mahi are both great. Service is pretty good and fair prices!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Spent a week in Nosara and went to this place three times. Really good food, especially the Tuna. A handful of items on the menu every night, it was changed every night, makes for well prepared and fresh food. I can really recommend the chocolate cake with ice cream for desert.

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Tampa, Florida
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35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Okay we went on New Year's Day and the crowds were unbelievable. The food was quite good but the restaurant clearly doesn't know how to manage a busy holiday. Service was very slow-- no one ever asked for a second drink order. My son cleared the table and said the waitress just laughed. We had asked for four orders of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

They are in the guilded iguana space so if yuo read my review of it i was mistaken as it was pacifico azul who i guess i was reviewing even if the sign says Iguana .Our meals there were great and we had wonderful dishes from tuna tartare to ceviche and on and on

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Skip the menu and go for the specials! Each night there are 7-10 amazing fresh caught options on their chalkboard. I had the garlic octopus one night and the grilled mahi mahi with avocado sauce another night. Amazing ceviche. You will likely need to remind your server to refill your wine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Playa Guiones - Hotel Gilded Iguana, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 5456

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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