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Beach Dog Cafe

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Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to...
Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Staff and Food are Delightful

Missing Ramone, Isabelle, and the other smiling staff members at the Beach Dog Cafe. Food was delicious, service exceptional, atmosphere idyllic, and live music at night awesome. We had a Beach Dog smoothie almost every morning, a few breakfasts, and dinner here. Great value while very healthy and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Mainelycarib
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Harpswell, Maine
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Harpswell, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Missing Ramone, Isabelle, and the other smiling staff members at the Beach Dog Cafe. Food was delicious, service exceptional, atmosphere idyllic, and live music at night awesome. We had a Beach Dog smoothie almost every morning, a few breakfasts, and dinner here. Great value while very healthy and yummy! Cash only!!! (wish Mike would consider Square or some other reasonable... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was one of the better dinners we had in Nosara. The entrees (mediterranean bowl and the house favorite fish) were both fantastic, the live music was fun, and the service was good. Some people staying in the room next to us ate their for almost every meal and we can't blame them.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the dog. Food was good,smoothies excellent, good location pleasant staff. Nice vibe ! For sure a must do when in Nosara. It's a busy spot so if your planning on hitting a dinner hour be sure to book in advance.

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

a must visit when in Nosara. The food and service were outstanding. Great music too. we went there twice it was so good.

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Encinitas, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Beach Dog is a great place to eat or just have a beer in Nosara. It's close to the beach and has a nice islandy atmosphere to it. Some of the best food in town can be found here at a reasonable price. Big breakfast menu. Best dish I've had is the fajitas...top notch. Also try the picklemole for a... More 

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We always seem to end up at the Beach Dog. Try as we might to find other places for consistently great food and service, we come back to the Beach Dog time and again because we know we'll always be happy here. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We are here 4x and each time the service was excellent and the food was great! They have a really good selection for breakfast and lunch. Also they are just steps up from the beach. What could be better!

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was recommended the smoothies here by a friend. When we arrived we were treated extremely rudely by the owner - Mike - who was either having a reallllllly (REALLY) bad day or just altogether of catering tourists (time to start a new business then buddy). My smoothie was served with two flies swimming around in it. When it was sent... More 

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

what a nice little gem, good cold local beer, service was excellent, food was very very tasty, atmosphere also excellent

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

One of the better places to see original music (read: not American 90's cover songs). On a recent trip there was a psych-folk band from San Jose playing (think Os Mutantes). It was fun — cool screen with nice visuals, cheap beer and chiliguaros, and a healthy mix of locals and tourists. There could have been slightly more dancing, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican

Description

Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?