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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 8696 7253
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado fries” (49 reviews)
“oysters” (60 reviews)
“tuna poke” (62 reviews)
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Asian, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
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 4 weeks ago

must do while visiting in our opinion. romantic spot to reflect and appreciate this beautiful world we live in. Give yourself some time to soak in the beauty of this country,

Thank franktree2018
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I kid you not, this is the second time I have been to the Lookout and waited 20 plus minutes for a server to come to my table. I walked out both times and this time even more upset as I was with my 7...More

Thank Auddy
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Very good. Food. The view is very spécial, up the mountain,,,,,,,at 31 décembre, the fier cracker view as un Réal,

Thank Pierre P
Reviewed June 13, 2018

the food, the atmosphere and the view were great. its a trip out from the main strip but its worth it

Thank 385brianfisher
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We were lucky enough to get to visit The Lookout for sunset and had incredible views and a great dinner. Service was attentive and friendly. The Watermelon Mojito was delicious; as were the many items we tried on the menu! Poke Nachos, Octopus burger, Avocado...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a wonder sunset dinner at the Lookout. There were a lot of things on the menu that sounded delicious, so we ordered a number of things. Our favorite was the traditional ceviche. It was unbelievably good. As good as the...More

Thank BenLoriFeral
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Spent many sunsets at this hidden gem. I’m hesitant to write a review as next time I go I may not be able to get a table! Have to say... Kevin, our waiter, was incredible.. service is always incredible there. So...here’s the straight scoop... We...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed April 9, 2018

After reading TA reviews decided to give it a shot.It was well worth the trip up from town.Keep your eyes PEELED for the signs. The view is spectacular. Although the menu is limited the food was outstanding. I recommend the Tuna Poke Nachos,( Could barely...More

Thank 430stevel
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Watching the sun set with a breathtaking view of the area was sublime but the food was amazing as well, making this an extraordinary experience.

Thank renee636
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We had a difficult time finding the turn off the main road, but when we finally did and made it up the winding hill to this gem it was so worth it. The menu was simple but amazing! The sun sets over the mountains and...More

Thank familyworldtraveler
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March 31, 2018|
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Response from Jeffrey W | 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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Restaurant Details

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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 8696 7253
  • 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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