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Beach Dog Cafe

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Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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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
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We went to Beach Dog 3 times when we were in Nosara - once for lunch, once for dinner and once for a snack. The food was consistently good - the BEST meal was the fresh mahi, holy cow, it was phenomenal! The guac and fresh tortilla chips are also standouts. We had good service all three times, not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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south florida
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south florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went to Beach Dog 3 times when we were in Nosara - once for lunch, once for dinner and once for a snack. The food was consistently good - the BEST meal was the fresh mahi, holy cow, it was phenomenal! The guac and fresh tortilla chips are also standouts. We had good service all three times, not slow,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stopped by for a therapeutic glass of wine to calm a possible emotional meltdown. No meal. Too early. But nice time sitting in what must be the locals hangout. Very laid back. Comfortable, friendly, near Guiones Beach.

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Burbank, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Wrote a review on this place already but just to recap.. Awesome service, Awesome food and Awesome location! Great live music doesn't hurt either ;D

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We recently spent a week in Nosara. This was my fifth trip to Nosara, and Beach Dog was new since my last visit. We frequented Beach Dog for breakfast (the Surfer Bowl was on point!) and the Picamole (pickles in guacamole) was amazing at dinner/lunch! We went to an open mic night there one evening and had some great cocktails-... More 

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Edwards, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our house was close to the beach dog, we liked it so much we went 3 times, twice for breakfast and once for dinner all excellent. The owner is present and takes great care, he has added thoughtful tweaks and touches to the food, try the picklemole! I highly recommend the beach dog cafe!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was a cute little cafe with covered outdoor seating located just off the main road in Guiones. We went there twice, on both visits service was pretty slow, but that is kind of normal in Nosara. Their picklemole appetizer was phenomenal - and I hate pickles, go figure :) Seriously, just try it. The chips they serve it with... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We always seem to make it there for a few meals. So much to choose from, even for a "healthy" eater. Try the spicy Avacado sandwich, yummy. Quick enough to get in and out but not feel rushed at all.

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Really liked this little place, great little hang out at the beach road entrance. Fine artisan beers, not the corn syrup American s*%te, great food bites too. Lovely Tortillas, wow, plenty too. Hip place to be :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Heard only great things about this place, every time we passed by it always packed. Stopped in on a live music night which was fun..ordered the Pad Thai which was oddly sour which made it hard to eat. At the end of dinner the owner stopped by and asked how things were and was nice enough to take the food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

So we went here because it was recommended to us by the owner of the house we rented. The appetizer (bruschetta) was out of this world! Just by that I was blown away and then the main dish came (shrimp pad Thai) and well it was really disappointing and I knew I should've not ordered that but I thought maybe... 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?