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Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to Playas Del Coco was enhanced by our dining experience at this fabulous restaurant on the Main Street in Playas Del Coco. The owners were exceptionally attentive and generous and the food was fabulous. We will definitely return before we leave.

Thank Cindy R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant!! The chef is great!! We love the fettuccini with sausage! New location is very nice!

Thank pammy c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are now in the new plaza next to Coconutz. A/C, clean, friendly staff, delicious authentic food, owners/chef (brothers) are from Italy. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Belinda P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the very best Italian I daresay I've every had. The service was outstanding, the food; simply perfection. The wine pairing, the atmosphere; just an amazing dining experience. If you are in Coco, do not miss this treasure.

Thank John J
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We are always pleased with both the food and service. If you haven't tried the new downtown location, the food is better than ever.

Thank Bill I
Grobbendonk, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The food at el gusto is very good, my kids had the lasagna and said it was the best they ever had. I tried the risotto with seafood and it was really outstanding. A small vegetables buffet is complementary and some bread is put on the table. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It would have been nice to... More 

Thank Karl H
Playa Panama, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I love small, "hole in the wall" trattorias, sodas and beachfront eateries. That said, I can't endorse this one. Orders were wrong, arrived late or not at all and came from a surly, uncaring server who looked "put upon" when asked for water, cheese or even salt. The food is a notch above average and most of our party found... More 

Thank TicaChica506
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by the Italian owners of the hotel were we are staying. It is by far the best Italian meal we have ever had, anywhere! The antipasti was simple yet prepared perfectly. The home made bread was amazing and I am a professional baker so that's really saying something. My husband had the seafood linguine with white... More 

Thank Jerry O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Excellent food, typical Italian taste. For sure not to be missed! Very nice, clean location, in a new mall.. Very attentive owner/cook who caters to your every desire.. Pasta all'amatriciana was amazing!

Thank Yan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This was one of our favorite meals on our trip. We enjoyed the shrimp alfredo and the carbonara very much. They also included a small buffet of vegetables and the bread was so so so good. Our service was very attentive. The only issue is that the location for them is very off the path. They're in the back corner... More 

Thank Rachel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: 50626700707

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