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The Lookout

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$$ - $$$
Asian, Bar, Seafood, Central American
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Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
+506 8548 8679
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Prices are high, service low, inconsistent taste of beer and is warm. I been many many times and never seem to be able to order what i went for. Its supposed to be an oyster bar so at least stock it! THE STAIRS COMING UP FROM HOTEL HAD COCKROACHES ALL OVER. Great tuna poke nachos!

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Thank JohnDoe100000009
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best fish tacos I ever ate, bare none. Service was great, and I had a beautiful view to enjoy while eating my best meal of my 6 months trip in Central America. If you are tired of the water down beer of Central America, I would highly recommend to try their beer, nice and refreshing.

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Thank Pierrich P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some friends and I met at The Lookout for a fabulous dinner overlooking Coco. The wait staff was amazing, the food was fantastic and the drinks kept flowing. It was my birthday and we certainly indulged. I would recommend this place for families, couples or groups any day of the week!!! Executive chef Will Ayre has certainly outdone himself. Don't... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Back here for the third or fourth time over a year. It is amazing, as usual! Some new menu items but the favourites like the tuna poke nachos and the ahi tuna tacos remain! Great beer on tap! And the view .... there are no words! Will be back very soon!

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Thank ON_guy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel made a reservation for us in advance which I suggest. The place as you can imagine has a great view I suggest showing up right when they open. Great fish options and the pulled park was great. Good beer and drinks and not overpriced like some other places. Portions are consistent with other local restaurants, not American sized... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there this time last year twice View is awesome! Get there at 430 so you dont miss the sunset overlooking ALL of Playas Del Coco. All the food and drinks we great! We are back and planning our next dinner there....just cannot decide if we are going twice or three times while in Coco!

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Thank TamWand
Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good, but pricey! They didn't have several things on the menu,that were offered.But one of the best views in the area!

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Thank sarge1234
Crofton, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tuna poke nachos were to die for!! The portions were large and my husband, who ordered the lobster grilled cheese sandwich, left pleasantly full. They also sell growlers for under $20 that you can have filled with local Costa Rican craft beers, which makes for a great souvenir for the beer lover in your life. The only beers they... More 

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Thank ashleyvrich
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxed atmosphere. Great staff, good food and Costa Rican craft beer. The sunset and the view of the bay are breath taking. I'd suggest calling ahead for a reservation during high season.

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Thank Amanda F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

What a great place to soak up the sun at the end of the day with a cold drink in hand. I highly recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Cuisine
Asian, Bar, Seafood, Central American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 8548 8679
Description
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?