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“PARTY” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Vida Loca

La Vida Loca
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
011 506 2670 0181
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Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Waterford, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“PARTY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

The place to party when there is live music. Food is average but you are there to jump and dance with the live music on specific days.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Alajuela, Costa Rica
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“On the Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

This is a nice place to hang out and meet expats, it sits right on the beach. They have bands on the week end good place to drink and chat.

Visited January 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best happy hour in town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

I've been coming to La Vida Loca now for over 10 years, and I can't see that changing anytime soon. It has fantastic rustic appeal to it and is actually a beach bar unlike most of the other bars in town that claim to be a "beach bar". The staff are great, and the owner, Jimbo, is quite the character. The sunsets at happy hour are some of the best around, and the atmosphere on any given night is beyond compare. Saturdays are great for live music, and draws a great crowd of all nationalities. You never know what you'll find here, but I promise you'll have a great time.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The best Beach Bar in Playa Coco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

A fun place with outstanding food & live music. A local hangout right on the beach, just across the aquaduct on the "famous" wood walking bridge. Pool tables, ping pong, foosball, TV's, and lots of local characters and fun people. All the food is great, be we especially like the meatloaf, chili, & fresh fish. A short walk from downtown.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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“Best bar in Coco!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Excellent laid-back atmosphere. best of all - right on the beach. Superb view, and NO DUST!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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