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Beach Dog Cafe

Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #6 of 43 Restaurants in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

If you are lucky enough to be at Playa Guiones, get your self to the Beach Dog Cafe. Before or after a great session, always a good thing. Check out some of Erik's artwork.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Beach Dog is the only restaurant we went to twice in our short five-day trip to Nosara. We wanted to check out as many restaurants as possible. But we just couldn't pass up one more go at those tacos! My boyfriend got the fish tacos, I got the fried avocado tacos, and we swapped one each. My boyfriend isn't what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Ate here for our only dinner in Nosara. Great food and flavor. Terrific menu. Craft beer on tap (ok). Live music most nights of the week

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

A cool little spot stop in and have a beer on a hot day. Foods really good service is great and Mike the owner is fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My favourite place to get something tasty to eat! There is live music happening several nights a week and my favourite dish is the Cajun fresh catch of the day!

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have eaten there for lunch and dinner and enjoyed it a lot both times. First the guacamole might be the best I've ever had, start with a basket of hot tortilla chips and their pico, bean, guac dippers. fave dinner item was the Asian mahi wrap. Service was very good and not too expensive.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

From the reviews about this cafe, I was unsure of my husband's choice for lunch but the service was great and attentive. The waitress spoke English and Spanish which is something we look for because we do not speak any Spanish. The cafe is basic and caters mainly for the surfer community because it is 5 minutes from the beach.... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beach Dog serves more americanized food like chicken wraps and fish sandwiches. I had both and they were good, nice portions. Good place to fill up after a long active day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were there with our kids (7 and 3) for at least two meals - the smoothies are great (the best one is the banana, pineapple, passion fruit). The fish tacos and the avocado tacos were really good. They were very helpful with kids meals making plain quesadillas (our children are vegetarian) and non-spicy guacamole. Most places in CR aren't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We spent a week in Nosara just surfing, eating & sleeping. We sampled food at every cafe & restaurant within walking distance of the beach. The Beach Dog Cafe was our favorite, both in terms of taste & atmosphere. It was pricey though - same cost as Toronto - so seemed like a bit of a "tourist trap." But worth... More 

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Additional Information about Beach Dog Cafe

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

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