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Bar Olga's

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Playa Pelada, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1116
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Description: Bar Olga's is one of the older and authentic Costa Rican restaurants in the...
Bar Olga's is one of the older and authentic Costa Rican restaurants in the Nosara area. Olga's is located on the beach with a wonderful ocean view. This is a fun, family beach and the favorite place to watch sunset for many locals. The food is good, the prices are very reasonable and sometimes there is free WIFI. Be sure to visit Olga's while you are in Nosara.
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local scene right on Playa Pelada

We went here with a large group and they were able to handle the size. The seafood dishes were fantastic and the sound of the ocean in the background didn't hurt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carole L
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with a large group and they were able to handle the size. The seafood dishes were fantastic and the sound of the ocean in the background didn't hurt.

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Camarillo, California
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pelada is the prettiest beach in Nosara, Olga's is a great place to grab a beer and well priced good food.

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Thank Trisha S
Nosara, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Was there on a very slow day. Music so loud you couldn't talk. Party of 7 and all meals were greasy and over cooked. Took over an hour to be served.

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Thank STEVEFSTONE
Pershore, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Plenty of choice. Good service. Good for lunch or dinner. Right on the beach. Ate there a number of times.

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Thank BozCaz
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Olgas has been going for years..The best thing they have going for them is the beach front Playa Pelada location. The food can be hit and miss. I have had good fish tacos and excellent fish tacos..It seems to depend who is in the kitchen.The service can be very slow.Once I was with my brother in law and we waited... More 

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Thank silkfunkybrit
Tecumseh, Kansas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This place sits on the beach and is very casual. The food was average and the service for anything other than beer was slow. The staff was friendly and offered a local vibe.

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Thank Brent B
Astoria, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a nice restaurant with a great location right on the water. The fish dishes were nice and tasty. A lovely spot to have a low-key beer and food right by the water.

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Thank Devin D
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Its about your only choice to get a beer or snack on the beach, but very good, none the less... Quick, friendly service, good menu selections and ice cold cerveza. Wish they had beach chairs out front, but pleasant view from the covered seating areas.

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Thank mtnmanclp
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a regular typical beach bar to get drinks. There is an area to eat and the food is beach quality but quite passable. We ate mostly salads and they are good. Its just about the only beach bar and inexpensive eatery at the Nosara Beach. It also has some tables selling towels and jewellery and related articles.. There... More 

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Thank Yves497
Panama city beach
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

OK yes its a landmark and a tradition, but really don't waste your time eating there. Go by see it (it is on a great beach) but save your money for better places in the area. Not friendly. It has changed a lot from past experiences. Pack a picnic if you want to eat on that beach. Sorry, but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Pelada, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 1116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine

Description

Bar Olga's is one of the older and authentic Costa Rican restaurants in the Nosara area. Olga's is located on the beach with a wonderful ocean view. This is a fun, family beach and the favorite place to watch sunset for many locals. The food is good, the prices are very reasonable and sometimes there is free WIFI. Be sure to visit Olga's while you are in Nosara.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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