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The Lookout

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Fri, 4/26
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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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!
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Asian, Bar, Seafood, Central American
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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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

Date of visit: April 2018
1  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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank CarolWesterman
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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.

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank familyworldtraveler
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Many people told us that food was not good, but we should really go to The Lookout, at least for a drink. We decided to try our luck and have supper there, despite what people told us. I agree, it’s a must see! The view...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank OtherMother16
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

The poke was good. The oysters were good, but a bit warm. Microbrew good. We had a. Party of 8 and the service was OK. some of the orders were incorrect

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Didi33133
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Go for the view, stay for the food! Yummy avocado fries and very tasty first course orders almost ruined our dinner appetites! Worth it, though! This was my second visit and I took some friends. Everyone loved it!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JazzyJ
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Really enjoyed the trip up the hill. Lovely watermelon mojitos and fish tacos was my choice . the others liked the craft beer and the octopus burgers were a huge hit.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MLMacLeod
Reviewed March 22, 2018

This was my second time eating at The Lookout. I enjoyed it so much on my first visit to Costa Rica, that it was on my ‘must do’ list for my recent visit. My son introduced me to The Lookout as he knows I love...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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March 31, 2018|
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Response from 805jeffreyw | 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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