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The Lookout

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Thu, 4/25
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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About
The Lookout is a seafood restaurant and oyster bar located in Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste. We are the first and only restaurant in town to stock live oysters, to be eaten raw on the half shell or prepared in a number of other ways. We are also the first and only place in town to serve Costa Rican craft beers on tap. The view from our establishment is truly priceless and the menu showcases the freshest seafood that the Pacific has to offer. We hope to see you soon!
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Asian, Bar, Seafood, Central American
FEATURES
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our last night one of our 3 couples insisted on venturing way up to the Lookout. We had no reservations ( a mistake) but got there early enough they allowed us to stay. It is a small open deck way above Playa Coco but...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Joe J
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much to take the time and write us this detailed review!! Hope that you will have the opportunity to come again in costa Rica and visit us!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit skeptical, as the menu appears limited. But tried the oysters, a bit smaller than we are use to but they were good, the Ceviche was out of this world amazing. and the bang bang shrimp bowl was also full of flavor...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kristina W
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this detailed review!! It was a pleasure to have you here and I hope I will see you soon!!

Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

About half way through going up the mountain I was convinced we were gonna break down. But sure enough we finally found that Gem way up on the hill and overlooked a gorgeous sunset over the bay with a fantastic seafood meal.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LechC82
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Thank you so much and so happy that you visit us!! Hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Quite a drive up to the lookout but was not disappointed. Great food drinks and staff. Coco Loco drink the best! Octopus burger.... hmmmm no thanks haha

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Linnea P
Elisa P, Gerente at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Thank you very much Linnea!! It was a pleasure to have you here!! Hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

We read the the latest reviews, and were skeptical. The place is great, the menu is great. Not a normal burger joint for sure. But you can get that at home or in down town Coco, live a little and try something a little different....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MontanaTico
Elisa P, Gerente at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Thank you so much to write us a review and talked about these two latest review that really surprised us cause we know perfectly who wrote them and we know that we took the time to talk with them about what they were complaining about!!...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

Everything was great except the food The food and cocktail menu seems to have been designed by a person without the slightest knowledge of how to create a palatable meal or beverage. Terrible value and a waste of vacation time.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Elisa P, Gerente at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Thank you, to take the time and write us a review!! I remember that we talked about the food and cocktails menú and you were agree that this can depend on your own personal tastes, so I am sad that at the end you wrote...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Under new management 6 months ago. They changed chefs and menu. Old reviews have do not apply. Pros: Staff very friendly, great view, nice decor., quality of ingredients Cons: pricey, food is weird like whoever made the menu almost knows what they are doing, they...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Elisa P, Gerente at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Thank you to take the time and write us a review, as I wrote to your friend, I came several times to see if everything's was fine and I remember we discuss about the cocktail and food menú. As I told you at the table...More

Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Great ocean view. Indifferent food. Pricey. I visited last year, but a friend there last night agrees . Go for a sunset snack and a drink.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Elisa P, Gerente at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Thank you to take the time and write us a review, even if it has been one year since you came !! I think that from last year a lot of things changed, new management and new menú!! I hope that you Will have the...More

Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

View is so beautiful, staff was so kind and helpful, the food was very good! Not your typical menu, very aesthetically pleasing and tasted as great.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank georjeanac
Elisa P, Gerente at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful review!! We hope to see you again up here and we wish you a wonderful day!!

Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

First off - when you enter a place and get a smile like our server gave it makes you feel so welcome. This place will give you that. You can tell that they really want to make you happy! Food - unbelievable! So wonderful and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Curtis R
Elisa P, Gerente at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

Thank you Curtis!! We loved to have you here, your little Friends too!! We hope that you Will have the opportunity to come back, you Will always find our smiles to welcome you!! Thank you again!!

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timk624
March 31, 2018|
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Response from 805jeffreyw | Reviewed this property |
Cheese in Costa Rica is not typically pasteurized, which is why it often has a different taste. I don’t know if the good folks at the Lookout use pasteurized cheddar or not but that could be the reason it’s not coming out... More
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