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$20 - $50
CUISINES
Asian, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, Central American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed February 21, 2021

I have been a regular at this restaurant for 6 years dating back to the original owner. The food is terrific, the view is spectacular and the service is first rate. This place is a must visit during your stay in Coco.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Elisa P, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2021

Thank you so much Kevin!! Hope to see you soon uphere!!

Reviewed February 13, 2021 via mobile

Great drinks, good food, nice view. Worth the drive if you have a 4x4/SUV. Definitely go once for sunset.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Elisa P, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2021

Thank you so much Rob!!

Reviewed February 8, 2021

We stayed at Secrets and it was a $50 roundtrip cab ride to get there but was well worth it. Staff was very friendly, food and drink was good and reasonably priced. The view from our table was spectacular. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Elisa P, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2021

Thank you so much and so happy to read that you enjoyed the experience!!

Reviewed January 24, 2021

We were super excited to check this place out but were let down at a couple of things. The food was average with nothing really special on the menu. Drinks took about 30min to receive upon ordering. The view is great but can't really see...More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Elisa P, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2021

Hi Justin and thank you to take the time and write us a review!! We are sorry to read that you didn't enjoy the experience and you didn't find our plates special as most of our guests do...Cocktails take a little more time than to...More

Reviewed January 1, 2021 via mobile

Spent new years eve (before the lockdown) in a party of three. enjoyed the awesome view, friendly service, jummy dishes and Cocktails. Had Nachos con Tuna, Octopus Burger and Octopus Bowl. Starters were deliciously baked oysters. Life is great at the Lookout!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Elisa P, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2021

Thank you guys to choose our restaurant to celebrate!! We are happy that you enjoyed!!

Reviewed June 30, 2020

Absolutely fantastic idea would be a shuttle bus from the busy beach to the restaurant. You can advertise on the side of your bus and get the word out with local touristy hotels. Because of the view, you should have bands, entertainment, and events during...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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182elisap, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the support!! We hope that soon all these ideas take form...now we are just trying to survive...

Reviewed March 19, 2020 via mobile

One of our highlight dinners. We you arrive the view sets the tone. We started with a Tuna appetizer that was delicious.Ton of flavor. I had a lobster grilled cheese. My wife had the lobster Tacos and said the same. OMG! A truly perfect evening.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Elisa P, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2021

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

we went here because of the Netflix show and it was relatively close to our condo. the view was what we get from our condo, so we already knew it was beautiful. the food was good and we all got fish tacos, but pretty overpriced...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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182elisap, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2020

Thank you to take the time and write us a review!! We know that is pretty difficult to get up here, but to see our view is the only way...Hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed March 12, 2020

Such an overrated place, menu is boring, drinks are expensive and food is disappointed. We ordered nachos, but the chips were too greasy and you can tell that they were fried in old oil. We couldn't eat due to the large amount of processed sauces...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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182elisap, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2020

Dear Gilberto, thank you to take the time and write us a review!! I remember that we talked at the front desk, where you express that you didn't like our pork nachos, after that we came to your table to make sure everything was good...More

Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Great view and even greater food!!! We have been going to the lookout for over 5 years, so we met the former owners, the new ones and the new ones with the new menu and decor. It went from good to extremely good! The views...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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182elisap, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Thank you so much for this detailed review!! We hope that you will continue to come!! It's our pleasure to have you here!!

Reviewed March 8, 2020

Drive up and up and up to the most amazing restaurant/ bar/ lookout you have ever seen. We know that Coco is a lovely place to live, but Coco is so much more beautiful when espied from above! Come at sunset for a transcendent experience....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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182elisap, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Hi Sylte!! Thank you for this amazing review!! Hope to see you soon up here!!

Reviewed March 8, 2020

Great place. Must visit. The couple who own it are so amazing and helpful. Defineyly a place to support!

Date of visit: January 2020
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182elisap, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Thank you Annie!! It was a pleasure to have you here!!

Reviewed March 7, 2020

We visited the lookout after watching the Netflix special. We were vacationing in the Guanacaste region. The food was beyond delicious and the people were beyond friendly. The atmosphere was lovely and upbeat even though we were one of two tables in for lunch that...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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182elisap, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful staff, beautiful view, excellent beers and the best ceviche I have had in Costa Rica. Worth the walk up the hills.

Date of visit: March 2020
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182elisap, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Hi Michael!! Thank you so much for your amazing review!!

Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

The Lookout is a must do in Coco beach. The sunset view is amazing. We enjoyed cocktails and bar snacks (veggie nachos and oyster shots). Highly recommend the spicy ginger margarita!! The restaurant has a really lovely atmosphere and we would love to come back

Date of visit: February 2020
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182elisap, General Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you Caroline!! It was a pleasure to meet you!! Hope to see you soon up-here!!

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