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Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill

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Steakhouse, Seafood, Costa Rican
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Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
+506 2670 1246
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Description: Father Rooster is the premier beachfront bar & restaurant on the northern...
Father Rooster is the premier beachfront bar & restaurant on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The location and scenery combined with top quality (yet very simple) food and our famous frozen drinks makes Father Rooster a must see on your next visit to Costa Rica. This is the place where the locals and tourists sit side by side sipping cocktails, eating fresh Mahi-mahi and Tuna and watching the sunset over the Pacific. This is the place where Hemmingway would have hung his hat and the place that Buffet would write songs about. Its the place that you have been looking for all of your life... Come on in, and enjoy!
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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A must stop if your in the area, good food in cool quiet location. The Mahi Mahi was delicious and shrimp skewers are a good bet!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Hermosa, South Dakota
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We travelled 2 1/2 hours to spend a day at this quiet beach to enjoy a day of snorkelling as well as have a good lunch. The location is perfect, located right at the beach with black (felt like lava, recommend to wear slippers) sand overlooking the bay. The food is amazing. We ordered coconut tempura shrimps as a starter.... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A fun evening celebrating my husband's birthday. We were a group of 9 people. Service was good. Food was excellent. They provided a small dessert for my husband's birthday. Outdoor table close to the beach.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

You land from a long flight, rent a car and drive into Ocotal. You are frazzled, tired and ready for your vacation. You take a chance and head to Father Rooster, where you sit in a lounge chair and stare out at the ocean. Friendly servers bring you gorgeous mixed drinks, and a fresh, locally sourced meal shows up at... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went on April7th around 8PM to celebrate my 26th b-day with my friends. Though it would be the perfect place but it wasn't. Service was slow even though it was pretty empty. Waiter wasn't courteous and it was impossible for them to get me 'something decent' to sing happy b-day, I was told kitchen was closed. Left unsatisfied.

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Hermosa, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A must stop if your in the area, good food in cool quiet location. The Mahi Mahi was delicious and shrimp skewers are a good bet!!

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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Love the place, relaxing. In front of the beach. Love the sand. We were there for lunch, drinks really recommended. Appetizers really good for a quick lunch.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was the nearest eatery to Ocotal Beach Resort, so we had 1 lunch and 2 dinners there. Good atmosphere, great food. Great Margaritas!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here in our final afternoon in CR at the recommendation of the guy who helped us at the Alamo rent-a-car counter. What a great suggestion! Open air bar right on the beach with beautiful ocean and sunset views. A good mix of locals and tourists. The food was a mix of Mexican and Costa Rican. Not super gourmet but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Great beach-front local gastro-pub with a muy chévere vibe. Enjoy a Tica Linda, Piña Colada and some fish Tacos under a mango tree, and then take a dip in the bath water of Playa Ocatel!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If there is a better combination of food, location, and atmosphere anywhere, I don't know where that would be. Our group of twelve ate most meals there for almost two weeks. This should be a destination for anyone in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Costa Rican

Description

Father Rooster is the premier beachfront bar & restaurant on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The location and scenery combined with top quality (yet very simple) food and our famous frozen drinks makes Father Rooster a must see on your next visit to Costa Rica. This is the place where the locals and tourists sit side by side sipping cocktails, eating fresh Mahi-mahi and Tuna and watching the sunset over the Pacific. This is the place where Hemmingway would have hung his hat and the place that Buffet would write songs about. Its the place that you have been looking for all of your life... Come on in, and enjoy!

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