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Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0707
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has moved to the new mall on the main street in Coco It used to be in the Las Palmas area We were a party of 4 and We each ordered something different Everything was excellent. The bread we were told is baked on the premise was great would highly recommend this restaurant

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Gusto's has wonderful Italian food. They have moved from the Mini Luperon to a new small plaza on the main strip. Chefs are the same and food is as good as always! They now have an antipasto table which is a nice addition. Good atmosphere and great food. Enjoy!!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here yesterday on a whim to grab some dinner. This place is tucked back off the street and rather intimate, situated in a small space with seating at 10 tables. Music is softly played in the background and the tables are set with nice cloth table cloths. An antipasto is set out for each guest to grab... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We found this restaurant almost by accident. It is in what looks like an office building, not easily seen from the street, and it was difficult to tell if it was open or not. I have to say that everything was excellent! The waiter was friendly, very solicitous but not overbearing. Our food arrived quickly and the portions were plentiful.... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

When my girlfriends and I finished our pedi's, we were starved. My girlfriend suggested this place but when I walked in I said oh, no, I don't like this place I've been here when it was in another place. Well, decided not to be a party pooper so I decided to politely stay and was I ever glad I did!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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.

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Thank Cindy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank pammy c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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.

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Thank Belinda P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 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.

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Thank John J
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?