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Cool & Calm Cafe

) #1 of 11 Restaurants in Manzanillo $$ - $$$ Caribbean, Seafood,
Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
+506 2750 3151
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fish tacos” (22 reviews)
“red snapper” (14 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were about to go out to a local restaurant in Manzanillo and found the trip advisor comments to be not so good so it was raining and we went to Cool and Calm as they were closing. When they saw us, they said come...More

1  Thank Isabelle C
Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had the most amazing evening at Cool and Calm!! Thank you chef!! Try the red snapper Cooked whole, fresh with a sweet but spicy bite. Portions were very large and everything on that plate was scrumptious!! Small and intimate...large in taste and atmosphere. All...More

Thank gotocoolandcalm
Reviewed July 2, 2015

When visiting Manzanillo you must make a stop at Cool & Calm for their fish tacos. It is our favorite dish there. We always go several times when we are in the area and send others there.

Thank Terri C
Reviewed May 24, 2015

We ate at Cool and Calm Cafe a couple of evening during our 10 night stay in Manzanillo. It was recommended by our host at Casa Del Mar the beach front cabins we stayed in just down the road (best place to stay in Manzanillo...More

Thank Tina L
Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped by Cool and Calm after a long day hiking in Manzanillo park - hungry and thirsty for some great food. There's another place down the road that is more well known, but Cool & Calm is the spot for some great food. We...More

Thank Emiley P
Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Andy is very friendly as is his wife! We ate there 3 times. His specials are great. Yummy smoothies too. It doesn't hurt that you are across the street from the Caribbean Ocean either!

Thank Madicnm
Reviewed April 23, 2015

Really a cool restaurant and bar. The staff is very friendly serves definitely the best food you can get in Manzanilla. I can highly recommend it for a dinner at sunset, overlooking the beach and listening to (slightly too loud) reggae music. We liked the...More

Thank Tobias M
Reviewed April 16, 2015

had the fish tacos...two on the plate but totally filled the plate. The owner, Andy, was friendly, fun, and inviting.

Thank IdahoArch
Reviewed March 28, 2015

Really great food and wonderful atmosphere. The fish was fresh and had superb flavour. The staff was pretty helpful and friendly. We enjoyed every bite!

Thank Doublemom22
Reviewed March 15, 2015

My partner and i visited costa rica from Scotland. We came to cook and calm as it looked much nicer than other places on the beach. We had a seafood platter to share. Everything was cooked perfectly, service was excellent. We spoke with Andy the...More

Thank Mozzynet
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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, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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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