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“Had high hopes, but...” 3 of 5 stars
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Coconut Spice Restaurant
Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: Thai
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Had high hopes, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner expecting good things because of positive reviews. They were out of shrimp and yellow curry when we arrived, but almost everything had shrimp or yellow curry in it so our options were limited. What we ordered were mostly over-salted, one dimensional, and just not very good. There were all these geckos on the ceiling, and one actually got sliced by the fan when it got too close. My friend might have had some gecko additive in her dinner. It was quite expensive for what it was.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Great food, friendly waitress. Go early so you can see the sunset. Lovely location. No complaints. I have nothing else to say but tripadvisor won't publish this unless its 100 characters.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“We love Thai food....but....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

this restaurant had unfriendly service (first time we experienced that in a month in Costa Rica) and old stored spring rolls that were like rubber and very unfresh veggies. We are not picky eaters, but we are used to Thai food that has fresh colorful veggies and great spices and spring rolls that are fresh and delicious. Our waiter was on the edge of quite rude. We are vegan and usually Thai is a great choice for us, but this place was really the worst Thai food we have had anywhere in the world.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We went on a Friday night, craving shrimp & cashews. Well...thanks to the large party before us, they ran out of both. The waiter was very nice though. Instead we had the chicken curry (red) and pad thai....both were made to order and very fresh. Service was great! Best meal I had in my 3 week stay in Costa Rica.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LaGrange, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

In the small town of Dominical, most all stores and restaurants are right on the main road. Often overlooked, Coconut Spice is set back off that road at the ninety degree turn of the entrance road to Dominical......this restaurant in worth going to!
The service is very attentive and the menu choices are abundant. During my last visit, I ate there three different times and three different meals. My favorite was yellow curry chicken, followed closely by the tandoori chicken.....which in my case was bursting with flavor and was very tender.
Compared to other restaurants in the town of Dominical, I would rate this one #1.

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