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“Good dish for fair price at nice location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Claudio y Gloria

Claudio y Gloria
100 m. East and 75 m. North Entrance Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: International
Description: I think it was in the Hotel Coco Mar
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Description: I think it was in the Hotel Coco Mar
Ostend, Belgium
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good dish for fair price at nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Atmosphere

The atmosphere is peaceful, the restaurant is facing the beach and the sea. There´s music and the tables are not to close to each other so you don´t get the feeling the place is crowded.

Food

The food is good, we had 3 different dishes. One of us ate Pollo Claudio, wich is basicly a quite big piece of fried chickenbreast with a white wine sauce with cheese and sundried tomatoes. The dish comes with mashed patatoes and some vegetables (brocoli and carrots). Then one of us ate the rice with shrimp, chicken and beef. The dish came with salad and fries served with a little bit tomato ketchup. The third dish we tried was a whole fied fish, it as well came with salad and fries.

Staff

The staff is friendly and correct, they off course speak Spanish, but I also heard them speaking English, so they are used to international tourism.

Conclusion

When you´re in El Coco and you look for a nice place to have a decent dish, you should pass by at Claudio y Gloria. You find it in front of the beach. You won´t find big surprises, just a good dish, with enough food for a fair price. We paid for 4 meals with a mix of natural drinks and beers about 55 Euro´s.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“best seafood chowder ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

the seafood chowder at claudio y gloria is outstanding. the catch of the day is excellent. we plan to eat there whenever we are in playa del coco.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stittsville, Ontario
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Lovely Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

My husband and I ate here twice during our month long stay in Playas del Coco - once on our own, and another time when we had friends visiting us, and we enjoyed it both times. We ate at a table on the beach, which was lovely, found the service very attentive and very much enjoyed the catch of the day. It is a little on the pricey side, but a lovely location. We weren't too crazy about the mixed drinks, but beer in Costa Rica is always cold and refreshing! Twice was enough, but I would recommend this restaurant as worthy of a visit

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach Sunset & Delicious Shish kebabs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We were walking on the beach last weekend and stumbled upon Claudio y Gloria. We started with a refreshing and tasty caprese salad. I ordered the surf and turf brochettes (shish kebabs), which came with the most delicious, fresh & tasty cooked vegetables I've had in ages and mashed potatoes. The kebabs were cooked just right and boasted big shrimp, steak, chicken and fish. They were really good. My husband had the fettuccine frite del mare -- it was different than we expected, with a very thin, soupy red sauce. It had lots of seafood in it and was very good. We decided to try the carmelo flan which was more like a creme brulee and was delicious -- just the right amount of sweet. Excellent service and a beautiful location. They had very nice live music but it was overpowered by the rock music pouring out of the neighbouring beach bar, which was unfortunate as she was very good. Price was reasonable for the dishes and dessert was very affordable.

  • Visited March 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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San Diego, California
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious food and romantic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We were recommended to go here by an American who has lived in the area for 15 years. We were seated at a table outside with an ocean view. Service was really good and a couple played music the entire time we were there. The wine and food were both very good and the restaurant was very well taken care of. A group of prostitutes tried to sit down at a table outside and the staff ran them out very quickly, so I'm not sure why the other reviews said that the crowd was a little rough.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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