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Review of The Beach Dog Cafe Santa Teresa Mal Pais

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The Beach Dog Cafe Santa Teresa Mal Pais
Centro Commercial Plaza Behind the Pharmacia, Mal Pais none, Costa Rica
+(506)2640 0452
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Ranked #5 of 13 restaurants in Mal Pais
Cuisines: American, Central American, Asian fusion
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Can't stay away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

In a town with great food choices, this is one of the best! For lunch...amazing fish tacos, truly delicious spinach salad with feta and strawberries, panko fried avocado tacos - yum! We saw a million other things we want to try, but have been having a hard time straying from the tacos and smoothies. Warning: this place is addictive! We have eaten lunch here 3 out of 4 days so far....and are already planning a trip for the Friday dinner and entertainment.

The owner is super friendly and welcoming and the location is great. For anyone gluten free, there are lots of good choices and you can ask for corn tortillas on the tacos. DEFINITELY recommend giving Beach Dog a try...I am sure you will love it as much as we do!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“An absolute must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This cute cafe is in the Playa Carmen Plaza and has incredible food. The food is brought in from local farms and for the most part organic. It's flavorful and just overall fantastic. Try the smoothies, the healthy breakfast and the avo melt. There's no way you'll only go once.

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Napanee, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Had a chance to eat here a couple of times during our stay and found the food, service and the chef great. Very well run and looked after restaurant located in a nice garden setting.

Visited December 2013
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Went there for lunch when we first arrived in Mal Pais. Had their special, which was mahi fish tacos with sweet potato fries. Absolutely delicious and inexpensive! Our server was fantastic as well. We were having some issues upon our arrival into town with both our hotel and accessing our bank accounts. The guy let us sit there for ages and use their WiFi and gave a recommendation of a new hotel, which he got us a great rate on. Definitely recommend!

  • Visited November 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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“Sweet Spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Beach Dog has some of the best food around. We had dinner and breakfast here and were so impressed with the quality, service, and location. The mahi mahi was to die for!
The owner and staff were very gracious, genuine and inviting, which complemented our delicious food to made it a truly sweet dining experience.
Thanks Mike and gang! We'll be back.

  • Visited November 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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