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“Extremely Rude Owner!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Robin's

Robin's
Playa Guiones, Nosara 50206, Costa Rica
2682-0617
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Ranked #12 of 40 restaurants in Nosara
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
1 review
“Extremely Rude Owner!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We had gone to Robin's a few times during our stay in Nosara. The first couple of times Robin wasn't working and our server was very friendly and the food was good too; however, when we went on our second and last day Robin was working and I have never been treated so poorly at a restaurant in my life! She had a group coming in one morning and hadn't put the reserve signs on the tables yet. My friend and I had ordered our food and sat down at a table of our choice like we normally would not knowing of the group coming in. We had gotten our food and the group started to show up. Robin was talking to them and proceeded to point right at us and say "oh that table WAS for you guys, but they decided to sit there" so we could hear her. How were we supposed to know? She kept glaring at us and after that we both felt uncomfortable and unwanted at the restaurant. That wasn't the first time she had been rude to us, so we decided instead of getting snacks there for our long journey to Monte Verde we would go across the street to Bagelmans, where they were extremely friendly and appreciated our business. There are a lot of places in Nosara to get good food so I would recommend anywhere else and definitely not Robin's!

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Our group of foodies loved this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We went with some reservations for a late lunch, given the remarks about Robin's temper in other reviews. However, we found none of that. Robin was gracious enough to give us the recipe for a fabulous avocado and coconut milk soup, and was completely pleasant throughout, only chiding us for trying to feed a magpie bluejay, who can get overly familiar and land on unsuspecting diner's plates if encouraged.
There are many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices on her menu, so everyone in our group of 4 could eat their fill. Spicy tofu wrap, and lime sorbet earned high praise. If we had been staying longer, I think we would have tried to eat our way through her entire menu.

  • Visited February 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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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Food is fresh and amazing. Highly recommend smoothies and typical breakfast. Wraps were great! Service friendly.

Visited February 2013
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Edmonton
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Unbelievable ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Couldn't believe I found myself in the back-of-beyond with choices like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Vegan Pumpkin Pie Spice gelato. I chose the Lime Sorbet which my son described a being like a punch in the mouth of flavour. So true....and so fabulous.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly good food in the jungle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We've been patrons of Robin's since she opened several years ago & served only ice cream. Now there's breakfast & lunch available too -- & it's all delicious. The homemade ice cream in tropical flavors is out of this world! So is the hummus & avocado sandwich on home-baked ciabatta. Beautiful patio with ringside seats on the little main street of Playa Guiones.

Visited January 2013
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