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“Lovely spot, very special in all respects” 5 of 5 stars
Review of KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar

KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar
Waterfront Town Center, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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“Lovely spot, very special in all respects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We ate there twice, both nice meals and very attractively priced, especially liked the seafood soup with coconut curry base and the filet mignon was perfect. Free shooters with our bill and they were delicious. Oh and the brownie a la mode is too die! And we had the resident sloth climb down during our dinner so that was special although I was distressed about all the camera flashes going off in her face. After our meals we relaxed in the lounge areas with a drink. This place is classy without being pretentious, artistic use of recycled materials. LOVED IT!

Visited March 2012
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Victoria, BC
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“Good food, Fun setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

A very fun open feel to the restaurant. Was a nice place to splurge a bit and celebrate. Good food and drinks. A bit expensive compared to everything else down there but a bit better than the same quality in North America.
A nice place to go out for a night.

Visited February 2012
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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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“Filet Mignon Anyone?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I have to say, I just loved Koki Beach. Christer and his partner have done everything right in this beautifully appointed beachfront gem in Puerto Viejo.
The decor was the first thing that caught my eye as I roamed down the street. 2 for 1 drinks at 5pm each evening on the prettiest patio in town should start you off just nicely. It just gets better...
The whole menu is lovely and first class. I ordered the filet mignon with mashed potatos and veggies, and I was not prepared for what came out of Christer's kitchen. HUGE freshly cut filet, garlic mashed and perfectly cooked vegetables. That may not thrill you vegetarians, but for us carnivores we literally run to this resturant for protein!
The chicken dishes here are beautiful too. Sauces light and creamy and cheeses! Great cheese sauces accompany many of the menu items.
So go! Tell Christer and the gang hi...and ladies, Koki Beach has the prettiest restrooms anywhere!
Enjoy! Pure Vida!


Visited March 2012
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“Expensive, but good food, good view, nice beach restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

My wife had sirloin steak and loved it. I'm vegetarian and had almost no options. I had a couple of appetizers which were very good (plantain with guacomole, and the veggie spring rolls). Very nice atmosphere, overlooks the beach, and is very very clean. Nice vibe. Pricey however for a laid-back down like Puerta Vieja.

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    • 3 of 5 stars Value
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    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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“cozy and friendly - food ok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

i only had dinner once, but i liked it a lot! try the yuca chips (they look like french fries but they are better!) and a fish curry, all very tasty and well prepared. it's very beautiful, it was built with an eye on environment and the owners know how to run the place keeping it pleasant: i will go back!

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