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Cafe, Deli, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Perfect spot for lunch - menu fairly basic, but quesadillas and tacos were tasty. Very nice service - they were extremely friendly there! Can recommend.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch as it was right next to where we were staying (it’s also a less than 5 minute walk from the waterfall). Super friendly staff who were happy to make recommendations. Definitely try a smoothie - they’re delicious. I had the chicken...quesadilla which was great (very cheesy). Definitely stop here if you go to the waterfall for lunch/snack/drink or pop in if you’re staying nearby.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Stopped on my way down from La Fortuna waterfall. Delicious sangria! Warm wonderful people. Found out it was a dog rescue...bought a t shirt to support the cause! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Must do!!!! Absolutely delicious! Loved the food and the vibe. So awesome that the owner also has a dog rescue! The gift shop next door is sooo awesome too.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 3, 2019

My family stopped here for lunch today after visiting La Fortuna waterfall and we loved the food, atmosphere and the staff. The prices were reasonable, the mango and the blackberry smoothies were out of this world, and everything was delicious! I highly recommend eating at...this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019

What a little gem. We had no idea this restaurant supports the Costa Rica Dog Rescue. Just knowing that alone is worth a trip. However, our family of vegetarians stopped in for the food and it did not disappoint! Great atmosphere & vibe, friendly and...supportive staff, local beer and food. Please - if you stop here, give a donation, buy a shirt, and just support these wonderful people who do all they can to help give homes to dogs in need.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 26, 2019

We highly recommend a stop at Geckos. Delicious food that is very reasonably priced, friendly service, and gorgeous views are a few of the reasons we will be back! Gracias por todos!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here after La Fortuna Waterfall visit. Instead of getting stuck at the waterfall restaurant w everyone else, we decided to take about a 5 min stroll to the restaurant right down the road. No regrets. Service was top notch. Got the chicken nachos and...chicken quesadilla. They were amazing. Smoothies and iced coffee also very yummy. Kid friendly. My 11 year old sister loved the food and smoothie. The view is amazing and they have binoculars and a telescope at the top to look around. In addition, this place is a dog rescue. Little puppies running around everywhere for you to pet and say hi to downstairs. They are doing great things for the community and the dogs and it was awesome contributing to a good cause. When we were done enjoying the beautiful view they were sweet enough to call us a cab to help us on our way. Can’t say enough good things - 100% a stop that you should make if you’re headed to the waterfall.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 27, 2019

Food was decent, well priced and the staff here were great. We went for lunch there a few times, despite a short stay in La Fortuna. They also support the Costa Rica Dog Rescue charity.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed doing here for a beer and a snack after enjoying the afternoon at the la fortuna waterfall! A sweet resident dog came to visit our table was out on the patio and the weather was perfect! We had chicken nachos and chicken...soft tacos and they were amazing! The sweet puppy might have gotten a bite or two! Just behind the restaurant, there is an animal shelter owned by the owner of geckos! They have some of the sweetest puppies! The second floor of geckos has a great view and the 3rd floor is reserved for cooking classes that you can schedule! Next visit, we are definitely going to do that!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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