Choco
Speciality & Gift ShopsBars & ClubsCoffeehouses
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Craig M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lina
New Vineyard, ME25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Wonderful local chocolate and coffee shop with rum, wine or beer pairings as an option. Martin gave us very detailed explanation of all the chocolate. We got a chocolate flight, which included around 20 pieces of chocolate from about 10 local producers. One producer is even right down the street — doesn’t get more local than that. We also tried three different rums from Centenario distillery — local Costa Rican rum producer. Absolutely delicious. You can also buy chocolate bars from the producers to take home, as well as shirts and other souvenirs. Highly recommend checking them out.
Written February 13, 2022
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Denisa G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
I just loved the place since I passed by on my first day in the area and I really wanted to check it out.

The staff is super friendly and well prepared, making you feel welcomed and looked after.
We tried the chocolate pairing with wine and it was one of the best experiences in Costa Rica. I also appreciate a lot the fact that they support the local chocolate producers.

They have wine, beer and rum paired with chocolates, but also a wide selection of chocolate bars that you can purchase.

If you’re planning a chill night, alone or with your loved one/s, this is a great place.
Written April 26, 2019
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Thank you so very much for the kind words Denisa! We are very happy that you had a good time at our place!
Written April 28, 2019
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Tamoor
69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We discovered this place when googling gay Puerto Viejo as the its owned by a Canadian gay couple. We decided to go as wanted to explore different things to do in the area. It’s a beautiful chocolate boutique bringing together the chocolate from the various local farms. We did the rum and the wine pairings which means you get 3 tastings. Clarence who looked after us was amazing, good chat and really made the experience as we got to learn about local and Costa Rican living.

I am giving 4* as for 6 tiny pieces of chocolate and a three very small servings of drinks. We paid c.$40 which feels pricey when you can buy the whole chocolate for $2 in the caribeans farm down the road or from the local supermarket. If the drink portions were bigger and they gave 4 pieces or so per servings. It would probably make it worth it.

Great idea overall.
Written November 2, 2018
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Thank you very much for your review Tamoor. We are really happy that you liked your experience! We can understand that paying around 20$ for 3 x 2.5 oz. of wine and 6 pieces of chocolate can appear pricy. But this is more than just eating chocolate, you pay for the whole chocolate experience! Finding the perfect combination between the chocolate and the alcool is not an easy task and our team spent a lot of time and effort coming up with the menu. You are also having an experience in a nice cozy place with AC, which is rare in Puerto Viejo. You can indeed find some of our chocolates at a lower price if you buy them directly with the chocolate makers. We didn't ask the chocolate producers to lower their prices for us because we wanted to ensure that everyone in the chain gets a fair price/salary, from the cacao farmer to the person wrapping each bar by hand. It is also important for us to offer an excellent customer service, and we're happy to see that you experienced it! To attract and retain such amazing talents, we pay our employees with a decent salary, health care and insurance. We hope these few explanations can help you better understand our prices. If ever you are still in Puerto Viejo, we would be pleased to offer you a glass of wine on the house! Just stop by, our team will be happy to see you again! Sincerely, Martin and Nelson
Written November 4, 2018
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9690304
Groombridge, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
we wandered into this little place just by chance. Wow - the chocolate they sell tastes so fantastic and you can sit and enjoy it with a delicious coffee. The staff are very friendly. Highly recommended.
Written October 8, 2018
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Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. We're very happy that you liked it!
Written October 10, 2018
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Bruce Dubrar
57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Me and three friends went in by accident in truth and we didn’t realise they did wine and chocolate tastings. I personally went for the beer option which was four beers and four chocolates for about $16. I really enjoyed it and my favourite beer was the 9.2% stout.
Written August 15, 2018
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Accidents are not always a bad thing ;) Thanks for the kind words and we're very happy you had a good time with your friends!
Written August 18, 2018
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rob c
Delta, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
in a city that has all varieties for every budget, here lies the best coffee and chocolate you can experience at a reasonable price.

finding out that the owners are expats from
Canada was also a pleasant surprise , so expect fantastic hospitality paired with amazing quality of costa rica’s coffee beans and cocoa.

they have coffee and chocolate pairings!!
stop thinking about it... just go now
Written April 19, 2018
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Harken
Minneapolis120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're looking for the most amazing, locally produced artisan chocolate, you will find it here. It's like an art gallery for chocolate, complete with pairings with local wine and rum. We sampled a few varieties--very cool to read about the farmers and support their work here. Plus, it's yummy.
Written January 27, 2018
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Ashly D
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Cute spot! Great chocolate! We did the wine and chocolate pairing and it was really good. Nice portions of wine and chocolate was delicious. Would do it again. Perfect for a date night.
Written April 24, 2024
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Britney S
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's such a nice way to spend an afternoon! My husband loved the rum and chocolate pairing, and I did the beer and chocolate. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend!
Written February 9, 2024
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Thanks for your visit and for taking the time to share your experience! I’ll definitely share your kind words with our team.
Written February 11, 2024
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