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The Lookout

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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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Wed - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was great and views are spectacular!! Yummy poke bowl and perfect at sunset. One of our best experiences in Coco

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Thank socalmom2015
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is for sale and that may have affected the wait staff. There were only 2 people to serve the entire restaurant. Service was slow. We had to ask several times for a water refill. The lobster grilled cheese was very tasty however I didn't taste much lobster. Food was generally good.

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Oceanside, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful relaxing dinner. Please do not come and expect fast service. Enjoy your dinner the bee and company you are with. Service will be slower, but that's how it should be, why are we always rushing. We were playing cards, enjoying the view and the food is fresh and fantastic! Take the your time and enjoy the poke,... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

2 adults & 2 kids - we had a nice dinner there this week. We showed up one night with no reservations & they were booked (on a Thursday!), so we made res for the next night. The experience was good & we recommend it. Note: there seems to be only 1 server, so don't go if you are impatient... More 

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San Diego, CA
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm sure the owner will slam me, but I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. The view is stunning. However, the menu options are limited. Drinks are a little expensive IMHO. I would check it out for the view but you only need to go once.

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Thank asc-sandiego
williamtravelsworld, Owner at The Lookout, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit :) More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG our food was amazing! We decided not to take sunset tour so we could get one more night at the Lookout! Definitely a favorite! Awsomw drinks too! We ate there 3 times during our stay, service, drinks , & food were excellent every time!

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Thank Cindy M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't beat the view but arrive with an open mind. When we went it was mostly full, but too much for the one waitress working that evening. She was overwhelmed and resigned to the fact that she couldn't keep up. The beer was good but we only got one despite several requests. No oysters. The food we ordered was good.... More 

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Thank Bill P
williamtravelsworld, Owner at The Lookout, responded to this review

When a staff member doesn't show up for work during one of the busiest weeks of the year, it's puts the rest of the team in a tough position. Sorry about that. For future customers: we receive oysters every Wednesday (unless there is a red ride or some other mother nature related issue that would be entirely out of our... More 

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place in town to see sunset.the view is spectacular.. The food is amazing,try tuna poke bowl,avacado fries and sweet chili chicken a few of our favourites.. The alcohol is over priced..the staff friendly

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Thank sbfriesen12
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride to the restaurant is an adventure in itself - you really are on the side of a mountain! The vista over Coco and to the Golfo Papagayo was wall to wall. The food was excellent! I had the generous sized and tasty tuna poke, my partner had a yummy whole fried fish and our dinner companion had a... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant with the most awesome view in Playas Del Coco. The taxi ride to get there is an experience on it's own, and only for $5.00. Great atmosphere and food, if you are a seafood lover try to go on a Wednesday or Thursday, they are the only two days that they have fresh oysters.

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?