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La Pecora Nera

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3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750-0490
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're looking to spend a little extra to have an excellent, intimate dinner look no further. This wonderful, candlelit, mostly outdoor restaurant is your destination. Tucked about 50 meters off the main road, past a local gym, is one of the nicest restaurants in PV. With so many authentic Italian dishes I couldn't pick one so I chose the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is such a magical setting in the Jungle. World class Italian food and wonderful service. The Pasta is home made and excellent. The atmosphere is really wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth finding this resto on a back lane. World class wine cellar and entrees made with love by an authentic Italian chef. Not the cheapest place in town by a long shot but true value for the money. Waiters know what they're talking about and the chef /owner sent a lot of time at our table, describing his dishes/preparations in... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to La Pecora Nera to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had an amazingly good meal and the overall experience was wonderful. The owner has a lot of passion, we were walked through every one of the days specials, the wine cellar (well, chilled room) is awesome! and if you have been to Costa Rica and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my. I wasn't expecting much from an Italian restaurant in Costa Rica but, boy, was I wrong! Beautiful surroundings, lovely staff and fabulous food - perfection! Portion sizes are huge but my leftovers were kindly wrapped up for me to take away and have the next day: 2 meals for the price of 1!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here recently as the reviews I read looked great and I can see why... This was the best Italian food I have EVER had! The owner came out to speak with us a tour table and we got to see the wine cellar. All the specials sounded amazing and you can see there is so much passion put into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate their 10 years ago and were amazed. We were not disappointed this visit. The restaurant is beautiful, ambiance is amazing, the food is spectacular. It is as good as any top restaurant in the world. They have an extensive wine cave and you can go in a choose a bottle. They are also very accommodating to families which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to la Pecora Nera thanks to a blog La La land, and the experience was amazing. Great pasta (even better than the one that you can eat in Barcelona and in many Italian cities), great service and great environment! We even went two days in a row!!!! And we would come back everyday if we did not have... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this restaurant is set back off the main road in Colces. The lit candles, open space, and jungle background make for a very romantic atmosphere. Before coming in, we were told that this restaurant was one of the best in Central America, and it definitely lived up to that billing. We had by far our best meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited La Pecora Nera over the years and it continues to be one of the best restaurants in the country. Its menu is somewhat simpler than years ago, but continues to offer enough variety to satisfy all. The shrimp carpaccio with starfruit continues to be a signature dish. The beef carpaccio was also outstanding. The tuna tartare was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca  >  Cocles
  • Phone Number: +506 2750-0490

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