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el gusto de la vida

Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0707
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lasagna” (7 reviews)
“antipasti” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Italian fare in an intimate setting. Decent wine selection and delicious pasta. Generally, I eat only comida typica while visiting Costa Rica, but this was such a delicious treat. Felt decadent. I would definitely be back. P.S. The bread is so yummy!

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We went here for dinner and were impressed with the food and their excellent service. It is a smaller intimate place with interesting decor in a little plaza next to Coconutz off the main street. I had been wanting lasagna which I could not find...More

Thank puestadelsol92
Reviewed March 22, 2017

My friend and i were looking for the place to have something to eat and at the end we decided to walk looking for some good options. after 20 minutes walking, right behind the building really hidden we saw El gusto de la vida. it...More

Thank Gerardo L
Reviewed February 16, 2017

This intimate restaurant is located in a courtyard off of a main street. We chose to sit outdoors and enjoy the ambiance under the night skies, subtly lit with twinkling lights however, air condiitioned seating is available indoors. Great variety of choices on the menu...More

1  Thank ge0rgieb0
Reviewed February 12, 2017

The location is in the shopping plaza on the left side of Coconutz. I had the chicken parmesan and my girlfriend had the alfredo. Both of our meals were fantastic. The tiramisu was the best I've ever had. Gratuity isn't included in the menu price...More

1  Thank hookahhead
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

New Italian restaurant tucked away in a quiet courtyard just off the busy main street. Dinner price includes fresh bread and antipasto bar. Delicious food, big portions, attentive service. We spent less than $50 US, including a glass of wine.

1  Thank sleigher48
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

We came to lunch and left absolutely satisfied. Amazing food, the owners were really friendly and the place was great all around! An easy recomendation to anyone who'd like italian food in Papagayo Peninsula.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We arrived without a reservation, and they gladly accommodated us. Very Interesting salad bar-not the usual lettuce and tomatoes. Pasta was wonderful and very generous; we will be returning again before we leave CR.

Thank mimib98
Reviewed January 28, 2017

A group of ladies made a lunch reservation but unfortunately most of them did not show. In spite of this the staff,who opened early to accommodate us were welcoming and professional. the food was excellent and affordable. There is a lovely vegetable bar that was...More

Thank KathyGrey2015
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Meals are large and can easily be shared, the fresh bread is fantastic, they will accommodate with butter and additions to the meal. Small outside patio or indoors with A/C.

Thank sharonlang
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic
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: +506 2670 0707
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