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Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno

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Cafe, International, Healthy, Costa Rican
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Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1265
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and it was worth it! My burrito was excellent, my husband enjoyed his food and the coffee was good. Nice little place for a quick bite. The adjoining store has beautiful crafts and jewelry.

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Thank Lara S
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting CONGO and letting know other customers about your experience! Appreciate your time!!! More 

California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the food here and my son slurped down his batido in one tug. Some of the reviewers here saying it's "not Tico" I think should look more closely at the menu because I had a "tipico" breakfast and it was the best I've had here and I've had at least a dozen at this point. Great service... More 

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Thank stormLO
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We appreciate taking your time to write your review! For us it is important to know about your experience! I will work to see how we can include tips on credit cards! And I will let them know that you enjoyed the service!!! Thank you very much! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever go to Costa Rica, you have to try Congo in Coco Beach. They offer you an excellent banana pancake and great fresh coffee from Costa Rica. We went there one morning on the way to the supermarket and returned the day after lunch.

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Thank Stwart M
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for returning for lunch!! We are glad you enjoyed our store!! More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good breakfasts here (not had lunch of dinner). Breakfast burrito is tasty, my wife had the veggie omelette and I must say it was excellent. If they served mimosas or Bloody Mary's, it would be perfect! The space is very pleasant and extremely clean, the service is great too.

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Thank Si J
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting CONGO!!! We are glad you enjoyed our experience!! Mimosas and Bloody Mary's sound wonderful!! I will check if more people feel like you do so we can include them on the menu! :o) More 

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice coffee shop with proper espresso if you want to have AC and get some work done, friendly staff.

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Thank markshearer1988
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience!! Hope you visit CONGO again! More 

North Conway, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Congo Café is a casual restaurant in the upscale Pacifico shopping center. Half the space is a shop selling arts and craft items, casual clothing, jewelry and nicer souvenirs. The other half is the cafe. Bright, clean and cheerful, it has an international resort feel. The food was surprisingly delicious: great mushroom crepes, omelets, sandwiches, salads and smoothies. And, on... More 

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Thank LinnieSP
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write the review and providing your feedback!! We support Costa Rican artisans and offer their best and exclusive work... Congo is a family owned company; my parents were "adopted" by this beautiful country many years ago, so they feel ticos but with a mix of their origins (Argentina and Cuba)!!!! Thank you again! More 

Naples, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the Congo pasta! Love the atmosphere! Love the people! You can shop for very unique gifts before or after you eat! Enjoy the AC!!!

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Thank KellyCostaRica
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

So nice of you to write this review!!! We surely enjoy that our customers feel welcome and comfortable in our Congo!!! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I have been a client of Congo's for years now since I used to live very close by, now that I live in San José I only visit when in town. Congo's is best known for its variety of specialty cold and hot coffees and scrumptious desserts, my favorites being the lemon pie and banana bread. Many people take their... More 

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Thank Lasibarita
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for your loyalty!!! We appreciate taking your time to share your feedback! More 

Arvada, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Our family ate here three times for breakfast, we just loved the food and feel of this place. The price was very reasonable and the staff was always smiling!

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Thank Lissah N
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Hello! So happy that you enjoyed our food and service!!! Thank you for taking your time to post this review! More 

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I eat breakfast there occasionally, food is good, coffee is good, service is good, selection is limited.

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Thank Lon M
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write this review! We are currently working on new plates for the menu... hope to see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $13
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Healthy, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1265
Description
Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens from 8am until 8pm Monday thru Saturday, Sunday from 8am until 6pm. Everything is made locally with fresh ingredients bringing you great coffee selections, healthy salads, sandwiches, desserts and much more. Come and join us, we are the meeting place of Costa Rican traditions, great food, art and design.

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