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Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno

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Cafe, International, Healthy, South American, 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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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica...
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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Breakfast and lunch stop.

Convient small restaurant combined with a gift shop. Great food and good service. Had eggs with rice and beans for breakfast and a nice salad for lunch!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara5326
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Stonington, Connecticut
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Stonington, Connecticut
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convient small restaurant combined with a gift shop. Great food and good service. Had eggs with rice and beans for breakfast and a nice salad for lunch!

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Thank Barbara5326
Maumee, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I went to Costa Rica on a school trip and this was our last stop before heading home-what a great way to end our trip! I feel sort of bad for eating the rest of their cheesecake but it was certainly worth it. the best part was not the food (which was a close second) but the service. I didn't... More 

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Thank theGlobetrotter18
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Most Try mini sandwiches Good wifi speed Great service , cool apparel and clothing Nice shopping center at Coco beach town

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Decatur, Georgia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place because we didn't want to eat at Hard Rock Cafe, and that was the best decision of the day! The typical food smelled so good that I had to get it - it was a lot more flavorful than the stuff I was getting at hotels. It also didn't hurt that you could shop while... More 

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Thank MD_T0urist
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stopped in here for a late lunch one Sunday afternoon. We were starved and it was one of the only places that was both open and highly reviewed on Trip Advisor. You feel like you're sitting in a gift shop while you eat, which you kind of are. I'm still not exactly sure how I feel about that, but... More 

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Thank laurengineered
Goleta, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We were staying walking distance to this place in coco and so it made life easy for breakfast. The girls running this place are great and the prices are reasonable, and that's a combination you can't beat. Get the tipico, which is gallo pinto (if you haven't tried it while in Costa Rica shame on you) eggs, a great soft... More 

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Thank Chantelle L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This restaurant is a chain, however, I absolutely love their breakfast food here. Also any of their smoothies and shakes are fine choices if you're not feeling *that* hungry. The art gallery is a bit pricey to purchase from but always seems to have something beautiful to look at even if you have no intention to buy. I like the... More 

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Thank Lauren M
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Great place any time of the day. Very comfortable surroundings, A/C, varied menu with some fantastic smoothies and salads. You can't go wrong with anything you order here.

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Thank TravelinGal147289
Ashburn, VA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Our entire family and all of our guests LOVED this place. From the frozen coffee ice cubes to the fun frozen chocolate milk, we enjoyed everything we had. The tico style breakfast was a huge favorite for breakfast and the banana pancakes (enough for two kids to share!). The chicken nachos were also yummy! The free wifi was awesome; as... More 

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Thank maisey78
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on the way back from Auto Mercado and grabbed a couple of smoothies for the walk home. The cafe was clean and nicely decorated. The staff was friendly and helpful. Only gave it a 4 since we didn't try any of the food. Will diffently come back to rate the food.

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Thank FlipFlopsandCoconuts

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 13
  • Cuisine: Cafe, International, Healthy, South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?