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Picante Restaurant and Bar

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South American, Central American
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at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
506 2670 0129
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Very nice hideaway !

What a very nice hideaway tucked away from reality. This is a private resort that surrounds the restaurant. The view is nice and it's an outdoor eating area. The food was very good, excellent presentation, and reasonably priced. Highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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California
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California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a very nice hideaway tucked away from reality. This is a private resort that surrounds the restaurant. The view is nice and it's an outdoor eating area. The food was very good, excellent presentation, and reasonably priced. Highly recommend it.

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We ate here several times while staying at Bahia Pez Vela, always great food and amazing drinks. But what is most outstanding is the service, above and beyond. Super friendly and tbey cater to what you need. A big shout out to Kenneth, thank you for everything and thanknyou for being so patient with our miserable Spanish. 😄

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

while staying at bahia pez vela you must try this restaurant. locate just by the pool with a great ocean view, the food is just fantastic. we ate there for 2 nights and wish we would ve stayed longer to go back. great food, good bar area, fantastic staff and incredible views!

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Was advertised with live music, but there was none. This was the second time this happened to us there . Service was slow & inatentive. Food quality was ok but a little pricey. Too bad because they have a lovely setting.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Seating overlooks the infinity pool and grounds. You can hear the ocean and almost see the sunset from your chair. The service is nice, the food is nice. I had a lobster tail covered in local seafood that had been sauteed in butter and garlic. Obviously that was good. Prices a the same as in Canada.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a great little restaurant, food was great, staff were a lot of fun, and the view was also great, black sand beach to see also

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Corvallis, Oregon
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had four people at dinner and everyone's meal was great. We started our meal with patacones (which came with some black beans), and ceviche pescado. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Three of the four of us ordered fish for dinner, everything was perfectly cooked. Each of them came with a lovely sauce. The fishes were slightly over salted,... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had older family members who had different tastes. What a great place and venue! The meals were fantastic, from shrimp to beef and more. It is very relaxed looking over the ocean. The staff were fantastic. It is a little bit out of the way, but not for us who live here. What a great relaxing evening. It is... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My wife's filet was excellent and my local lobster, although small and not as amply structured as an east coast Maine lobster was prepared properly, served hot, and tasty. The creamy shrimp soup before the entre was decadent! All was proceeding well until we asked for our check. After 30 minutes, I went to the bar to ask for the... More 

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Picante is a wonderful small restaurant in Playa Azul just west of Playa Ocotal. Good food, great service and a wonderful small beach to enjoy the evening.

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Address: at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 2670 0129
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
Cuisine: South American, Central American

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  • Address: at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: 506 2670 0129

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  • Cuisine: South American, Central American

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