Choco

Choco, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca: Hours, Address, Choco Reviews: 5/5

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Local chocolate boutique, coffee shop and bar. Visit our website and book online a chocolate experience! Located in the heart of the village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca — Costa Rica, Choco is a concept bringing together different local producers of artisanal chocolate. At once a boutique, an information centre and a tasting venue, come and get your hands on these fine chocolates (more than 80 flavors), learn more about their different producers and discover our chocolate-alcohol pairings. Enjoy our chocolates and rums, chocolates and wines or chocolates and craft beers pairings for exemple. Don’t miss our homemade hot chocolate or our 100% local coffee.
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Trudy
San Diego, CA49 contributions
OMG Incredible
Apr 2021 • Friends
Love wine - Love Chocolate
I learned so much about the different chocolates from this region and with WONDERFUL wine pairings. What could be better?.. not much ! Loved it! Don’t miss this place. I chose wine but beer and rum lovers can pair with their favorite beverage,too!
Written March 31, 2021
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Per Arberg
Aarhus, Denmark16 contributions
A hidden gem
Mar 2021 • Solo
After being a little tired of the noise, chaos and general untidiness of Puerto Viejo it was a treat to unexpectedly walk into a little piece of chocolate heaven.

The room is very inviting and the different opportunities for chocolate are very well structured.

I treated myself to a coffee and chocolate tasting menu. The coffee was a strong Costa Rican version (I had a latte) and then three very different local chocolate tastings. It was all introduced with care by the lovely lady.

To top it all, they had a nice chocolate lounge playlist to support the sweet vibe.

I will be here every chance I get. ❤️
Written March 5, 2021
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jlwofford16
Conway, SC3 contributions
Chocolate lovers delight!
Jan 2021
Our first night in Puerto Veijo we were wondering around and stumbled upon Choco. We are both lovers of chocolate and decided to do a beer pairing and a wine pairing. All of our pairings were unique and delicious and we loved chatting with the young woman who assisted us. I didn't catch her name but she was full of knowledge on the drinks and chocolate. We asked for some local recommendations which she pleasantly provided and every one of her suggestions turned out to be amazing. Her knowledge on the chocolate and the different chocolate farms was very interesting and we were thoroughly entertained and excited to try her suggestions in the coming days. Definitely a place to spend an hour and eat chocolate!
Written January 19, 2021
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Josee L
Old Orchard Beach, ME129 contributions
Interesting place to check out!
Feb 2020
We went on a Sunday afternoon to chill. Martin, the owner was very nice. (Et il parle Francais, il vient de Montreal, QC Canada, tout comme moi.) So, either you are Spanish, English or French speaking, you'll be understood. I had a cold chocolate drink, which was soooo good and my husband had an ice coffee which, his word not mine, was out of this world. All kind of chocolate. Awesome place to check out. Merci Martin pour la conversation aussi. Michael & Josee
Written February 24, 2020
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Thanks for the kind words Josee, toujours agréable de voir que les gens apprécient leur expérience!
Written February 25, 2020
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Craig M
6 contributions
Loved it!!!! Treat it like dessert.
Feb 2020
Skip your dessert at dinner time and go here for it. We did the Rum tasting which was 3 rums (various ages) paired with local chocolates. Was blown away by one with Tarragon which we have never had before - pair it with the rum and it was a great surprise. Very cool retail outlet with knowledgeable staff supporting local chocolate farmers.
Written February 10, 2020
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Wow, thank you very much for taking the time share your experience Craig!! Very pleased to see that you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written February 12, 2020
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JereH
14 contributions
Good coffee
Jan 2020 • Couples
It's hard to find a decent cup of espresso in PV and this was one of the few. Enjoyed with great local chocolate. The hot chocolate was also great. Friendly staff.
Written January 23, 2020
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Thank you taking the time to share your experience! Very happy to see that you enjoyed our Costa Rica coffee!
Written January 25, 2020
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Noelle
Brugg, Switzerland14 contributions
Interesting but fun experience
Jan 2020
They sell local organic chocolate in their very stylish store. They also offer tasting and pairings (with local beer, wine or local rum) we had the beer and chocolate pairing. It sounds wierd but was delight for our tastebuds!
Written January 18, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Glad that you ventured outside of your comfort zone, and very happy to see that you liked it!
Written January 19, 2020
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Seth N
Los Gatos, CA10 contributions
Artisan local chocolate served with passion and knowledge.
Dec 2019
This place was great.

First, it's one of the only places with air conditioning in Puerto Viejo and therefore can be a bit of paradise on a hot and muggy day shopping.

Second, the place serves up (entirely, or almost entirely) locally-sourced chocolates -- each with their own stories and the owners' seemingly personal connection to the chocolate makers. This creates a much more intimate experience when you know the backstory behind each type of chocolate.

The place is definitely more modern than, really, anything else in the area --- so, do not expect your typical rustic Caribbean coast experience. But, any character lost in its modern decor is made up by the knowledge and passion of the staff who seemingly know everything about their offerings.

Our kids did chocolate plates and loved that the owners sat down with them an described each of the different chocolates. The adults did a rum and chocolate pairing. This was a very eye-opening experience as none of us had really experienced the interaction between different types of chocolates and local Costa Rican rums.

The place also offers beer, wine and coffee. I don't necessarily feel there was anything uniquely mind-blowing about any of those offerings.

Don't miss this place if you are visiting the Caribbean coast.
Written January 12, 2020
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a pleasant to read review! Very happy to see that you enjoyed your experience with us!
Written January 15, 2020
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EarthExplorer
San Diego, CA253 contributions
Willie Wonka Would Be In Heaven Here!
Dec 2019 • Friends
Extremely unique chocolate and coffee specialty bar. Local organic chocolates with exquisite local coffee or you can pair your chocolate with local artisanal wine or beer. It doesn't get any better than Choco!
Written December 22, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience Scott! Very happy to see that you had a good time at our place!
Written December 23, 2019
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M Joao Zoio
Monchique, Portugal45 contributions
Chocolate & craft beer/wine/rum or coffee pairing
Nov 2019 • Solo
This place is truly awesome, I went alone and had a great time, I am sure in a group or pair it will be better as I only tried the rum pairing but next time will come with company so I can taste all. Thank you 😘
Written November 13, 2019
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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience, we truly appreciate! Very happy to read that you had a great time. Until next time! Martin, Nelson and Priscilla
Written November 14, 2019
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Choco is open:
  • Wed - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM