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Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill

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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Costa Rican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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West Kelowna, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Good food. Awesome service...especially Vanessa! Awesome view of Playa Ocotal. Fun place to eat and have drinks. Went 3 or 4 times in two weeks. Recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Great location, attentive service and good food on Ocotal beach if you are there for the day. Portions are very large so order accordingly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Good food with large drinks in outside area by ocean. Live enertainment with good service. Execellent Sushi and Seafood.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We loved the casual but classy atmosphere of this restaurant, especially the outdoor dining area, right at the beach, listening to the ocean waves. Lots of menu choices and the food was great. Service was always friendly and attentive and prices reasonable. All in all, it kept us coming back several times over the course of 10 days!

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Really enjoyed this place, and they make the BEST Banana Shakes around (be sure to specify "milk" because they also have a juice version made with water). It was so nice to finish diving, and walk over for a drink while soaking up the view of the black sands, fishing boats, and Bay of Papagayo. Seriously stunning! The staff is... More 

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Bayfield, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Good food at good prices and a location to die for. Right on the beach with a very clean and manicured outside area. Bathrooms are always clean and the staff pretty much rocks, especially for Costa Rica. The 1lb burger for $10 is ridiculous and the drinks are good.

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Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere on the beach! The Red Snapper was fabulous. The fancy drink delish. Simple menue, good food.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

and not the food, I had the rice and shrimp which were dry and uneventful compared to other servings of the same in CR. Great beach to walk , excellent photo ops

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Calgary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Father Roosters was just ok. Overpriced for sure. We went twice. Great atmosphere, right on the beach, cool vibe, great music, cold beer. The food, however, was lame. Fish and chips was soggy. Fries were undercooked. Burger was ok. The chicken wings were fantastic but only got 5???? Lame.... I am fine with places over-charging because its touristy but the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great food . The service and atmosphere with the sunset made it just right. Nice local menu . Thank you. We will be back

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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)
Phone Number: +506 2670 1246
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Costa Rican

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