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The Lookout

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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“avocado fries” (38 reviews)
“oysters” (58 reviews)
“tuna poke” (56 reviews)
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Asian, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Chantel has been our favourite destination in the area of Playa Coco for several years, with comfortable accommodations and views of the Pacific + now the Lookout restaurant - wonderful for the sunset, drinks and great food! Looking forward to our next visit

Thank dustydewar
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

The view was great, we went at night think day would be simply stunning. They seemed very understaffed with large groups too and it took a long time for orders to be taken. The drinks were delicious but the food we got was extremely average...More

Thank vampslayer01
williamtravelsworld, Owner at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

The vampire slaying business must be slow. Who really has the time to leave almost 500 different TripAdvisor reviews? Its a grilled cheese sandwich, lady. There are 3 ingredients. Bread, cheese and lobster. Relax!

Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Not that it is too far out of town, the road is challenging but worth the views. We ordered the pokie nachos which were amazing. I wish I took a photo, great presentation but we dove straight in as soon as they landed on the...More

Thank nettylyn
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

I ordered the tuna poke nachos and avocado fries and they were amazing. Super fresh tuna and flavors were superb. 5/5

Thank Zieee92
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Beautiful view from your table, a great dining experience. Thank you Will and staff, tuna nachos are amazing! I would highly recommend the Look Out for a one of a kind experience. Also...kudos on one of the nicest banos in the area!

Thank cbmartyn
Reviewed April 19, 2017

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

Thank socalmom2015
Reviewed April 16, 2017 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...More

Thank Janice L
Reviewed April 16, 2017 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...More

Thank Sofia P
Reviewed April 16, 2017

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....More

Thank chickyrama
Reviewed April 16, 2017 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...More

Thank asc-sandiego
williamtravelsworld, Owner at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Thanks for your visit :)

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July 9, 2017|
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Response from captinleo | Reviewed this property |
As stated above... Closed for the Summer!
terri c
May 16, 2017|
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Response from frannie1155040 | Reviewed this property |
Coconuts on the main Street of Playa Coco is the expat bar with some craft beers. They are on Facebook. I believe they spell it Coconutz .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 5:00 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
  • E-mail
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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