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“Laid back bar with a nice beach party vibe” 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: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Laid back bar with a nice beach party vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I recently went to La Vida Loca in El Coco. It was a blast! It was completely packed at 8pm, and there was a live band playing. The band was great (unfortunately they are not a house band). Everyone was up dancing and having a great time. Drinks were a decent price and the food was pretty good - we ordered chicken nachos. This place brought in people from all ages and walks of life. It was a great mixture, and a good place to go to let loose and enjoy a fun night! It's a bit off the main street, so you have to look for it, but Coco is small, so it's fairly easy to find.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, ON Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

We visited this bar restaurant for lunch...we were not impressed with the food. The cervesa, however was ice cold...nice touch. The restaurant gets many visitors mainly for the view of the bay from their table. A boardwalk separates any restaurant near the beach and are therefore not directly on the beach as some visitors describe.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Waterford, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 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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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
42 helpful votes 42 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
28 helpful votes 28 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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