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Cool & Calm Cafe

$$ - $$$Caribbean, Seafood,
Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
+506 2750 3151
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (18 reviews)
“red snapper” (15 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Super delicious food and some fantastic advice from Jess! I would highly recommend filling your belly here :)

Thank Kelsie M
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Our nature hike guide, Omar, recommended Cool & Calm Cafe. My husband had the fish plate, and I had fish tacos. Both were delicious and huge portions!! The fish was so fresh & perfectly cooked. Definitely great food, plus we sat watching the ocean!! And...More

Thank Carrie O
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Easily the best meal I had in Costa Rica! Cool and Calm is kind of a low key restaurant a couple miles outside of puerto viejo but it's totally worth going. The food is amazing and the owners are very nice and friendly. If you...More

Thank Gregorio G
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I ate here on our first day in Manzanillo and the food was great. The server was very nice and fish filet was great as were the rice and beans. The portions were pretty generous as well. I wish I had been...More

Thank sashajam
Reviewed March 11, 2017

1st Andy to thank was our host Andy, a super engaging Chef; just the friendliest man with just a great demeanour to compliment his culinary skills! 2nd Andy was Bacon, the best Chef in Puerto Viejo that referred us here; great choice!! So our party...More

Thank Rink64
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I ate there last year with a friend who was visiting from the US. The p⚙️🕯 "7) and u Even though the place was packed, the service was excellent, the atmosphere cool 😎 and Calm. The food was of ample portions and with an extensive...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

what an amazing restaurant, Andy is an incredible chef with a very large following. The house chicken with coconut rice and beans are out of this world. We had Rondon seafood soup which was unbelievable. Made with fresh coconut milk, red snapper, shrimp, Plaintain's, potatoes,...More

1  Thank martha l
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Located at beach just separated by road. Just loved the style: wooden hut with rustic tables and chairs. Kitchen is open so you can watch Andy and his team cooking and frying. Fresh fruit juices are superb and come in huge glasses. Went twice and...More

Thank carmengerman
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Chef Andy is a true culinary wonder. His food is delicious, authentic, and accommodating to all diets from vegan on up. On top of being truly a "cool and calm" place to hang out with friends, family, and loved ones, chef Andy treats you like...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed May 14, 2016

I have no clue why there are reviews here saying that the food is average and there are stray dogs around the table.Firstly,I live in Guanacaste and I can totally say that I have been here a week and never seen a stray dog! they...More

Thank silkfunkybrit
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March 23, 2017|
Response from Gregorio G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, probably cash only though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 3151
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Our Story Welcome to Cool and Calm Cafe, serving the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica! Owners Chef Andy Cook Campbell and Molly Meehan are dedicated to offering the freshest ingredients with a menu inspired by traditional Caribbean cooking fused with inspirations from around the World! Andy grew up on the Talamanca Coast right here in Manzanillo where he grew, harvested, and caught much of the food he and his family cooked at home. Molly is an herbalist and farmer from the US also dedicated to incorporating natural and healthy foods into our menu, while maintaining our signature Caribbean Latin flavor. We welcome you to share the culture and positive vibes of Manzanillo! Nuestra Historia Bienvenido a Cool and Cafe, que sirve el Caribe Sur de Costa Rica! Duenos Chef Andy Cook Campbell y Molly Meehan se dedican a ofrecer los productos mas frescos con un menu inspirado en cocina caribena tradicional fundida con inspiraciones de todo el mundo! Andy se crio en la costa de Talamanca aqui en Manzanillo, donde crecio, se recogieron y cogio mucha de la comida que el y su familia cocinado en casa. Molly es un Herbalista y tambien dedicado a la incorporacion de los alimentos sanos y Naturales en nuestra Menu, mientras que el mantenimiento de Nuestra firma sabor latino Caribe. Nosotros invitamos a que comparta la cultura y Vibraciones positivas de Manzanillo!
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