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Golden Shrimps

Seafood, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
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Brasilito, Costa Rica
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to go to Tikis but it was closed for renovations so, our driver took us here. Setting is nice on the beach but napkins were dirty, food was not good. He had the fish sandwich and I had jumbo shrimp in diablo sauce. First off there was nothing jumbo about the shrimp most were small and one of not... More 

Thank Den2Cin
Atenas, Costa Rica
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been to this restaurant many times. This past June's visit is our last. The quality and serving size has not been up to what it was in past years. Go somewhere eles.

Thank GeraldHirsh
Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Up until the check came, I was willing to accept the island time show service, and the mediocre food. But when they decided that it was worth more to them to lie about the credit card machine being broken and demanding us to get cash was when I lost it. Magically, 5 mins after refusing to get cash, it worked.... More 

Thank Nikki T
Maplewood, New Jersey
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015

we were stuck one night with no reservation and figured we would wing it. so we went to the golden shrimps. they came and picked us up for free. our table was 10 feet from the shore. pretty lights and great service. the food was delicious and so reasonable. dont miss this place

Thank susan8852
Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2014

The food here was really good, but I got bitten by so many sand fleas it was hard to enjoy my meal. I seemed to be the only one in our group that got bitten, so maybe it was just me. It was really nice however, to sit and watch the sunset during dinner.

Thank Cindy L
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We walked to the restaurant from the Westin hotel, they will provide a shuttle to/from but we went for lunch and the walk was not far along the beach path and you are able to walk thru the little area of Brasilito which had small souvenir shops and local establishments which were interesting. (The souvenir prices on the beach behind... More 

Thank Dana S
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Other reviews about the wait staff were true to form, they told us the 10% service charge went to the police. We fell for the appetizers for the table suggestion that we wouldn't do at home, and had too large, and expensive platters of Seafood. The coconut shrimp was excellent, but the calamari was mediocre at best. Lobsters were good... More 

Thank lovethelake99
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Shut up Grin-gas !! I am so tired of hearing you. I came from Canada to get away from your crap You know what , Costa Rica is different., enjoy the difference and don't assume you are in Toronto or New york.

1 Thank Azimuth1_7
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

This place sent a shuttle for us to our hotel (no charge)- dining right on the beach- very casual- sand under your feet- had excellent ceviche- fried plantains, pacific lobster & gorgeous sunset view of the beach. Service excellent- atmosphere outstanding.

Thank DKLT
New Orleans, Louisiana
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

I didn't know what to expect when we stopped by here for lunch. Seemed very strange at first with the staff and the set up, but then we sat down and immediately we had 3 different servers come to the table. One to take a drink order, one to explain the food and specials and the other with a bowl... More 

Thank Scott K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brasilito, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Brasilito

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?