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“Excellent food and ambiance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roberto's Bar & Restaurant

Roberto's Bar & Restaurant
Second Beach Road at La Gaviota Tropical Boutique Guest House, Playa Hermosa na, Costa Rica
+(506)26720011
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Cuisines: American, Seafood, Costa Rican
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

On our visit to Hermosa Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica we had the pleasure of dining at Roberto's on the beach. The food was excellent, the view fantastic, and the prices very reasonable. If you ate on one of their two-for-one nights (we did twice, BBQ rib night and Beef Shish-kabob night) you got an even better deal for your money. On BBQ rib night we had two complete dinners, beverages, and a beautiful sunset for under $22.00. The service is excellent, and the ambiance cannot be beaten. Even if you are doing an all inclusive resort, you cannot beat these meals at these prices for a treat. Their natural wood tables on the grass have a wonderful view, but I recommend bug spray on your ankles for the sand fleas that seem to be throughout the beach area. Feel free to hangout after your meal, they will not bring your bill til you ask, no pressure to move you along. I definitely recommend Roberto's for it's wonderful food and relaxed beachview ambiance.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great beachfront atmosphere with great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

They seem to have a special every night and the short ribs we got on special were exceptional. Combine this with happy hour and the value is outstanding for very good food and drink.

Visited September 2013
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Covina, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had the 2 for 1 kabobs. The beef was very delicious and tender. The prices was reasonable. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best on the Beach in Playa Hermosa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I'm a Playa Hermosa resident and have to say that Roberto's Bar & Restaurant at La Gaviota Tropical has the best food, location, value and vibe anywhere on the beach in Playa Hermosa! I've known Roberto since 2002 and he runs a pretty tight ship at his restaurant. His location, front an central on the beach, is killer, with the indoor restaurant spilling out toward the beach with tables and chairs for perfect Happy Hour's and sunsets. The atmosphere is understated elegance and sophistication. The music is hip.

The lunch menu features my local favorites: arroz con pollo (rice with chicken), pargo entero (whole red snapper), pollo caribe (Caribbean chicken), and ceviche de pescado (fish ceviche), among other "platos tipicos". And the portions are very generous.

The dinner menu departs a bit from the more typical lunch menu. I recommend the costillas de cerdo (pork ribs), the sopa de mariscos (seafood soup), the atun ahi (spicy seared tuna) and the pasta de mariscos (seafood pasta). Delicious. On Thursday's the pork ribs are 2 plates for 1 - an EXCELLENT value! The beer is always frosty cold.

Jonny and the rest of the wait/bartending staff are friendly, bi-lingual, helpful and funny. I love this place so much I had my 50th birthday party there with 25 of my friends and family. It went off without a hitch and everyone loved it. Can't get enough of this place. Pura vida!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mullica Hill NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful View and Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The property manager at our rental condo recommended this place. We first went for lunch. The food was great and the staff, especially Johnny, were just great. We went back later for dinner for the kabob night (2 for 1) special and again, the food and service were wonderful. There were a group of twelve of us for dinner and the service could not have been better. I highly receommend Roberto's at LaGaviota Boutique Guest House.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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