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Kike's Place

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Costa Rican, Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Central American
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playa grande | guanacaste, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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los angeles
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice family place. Large servings and very tasty. Open wall type dining with a pool table. And it's pronounced"Kee-kee's".

Thank 818traveler
Concord, California
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place, great food and monkeys in the trees...what more can you ask for in a restaurant? We recently visited Playa Grande and heard about Kikie's. We had lunch there twice and loved the authentic Costa Rican food. The people were lovely and the service was spot on. We loved this place.

Thank Maryann D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good and authentic local food. We shared three dishes and all were fantastic. Shrimp and rice was best meal I've had in Costa Rica this week.

Thank Robert B
Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great foo, friendly staff, cheap! Beer choices great! Shrimp salad to tacos to whole dinners this place is just great!

Thank Yogamombuffalo
San Jose
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This cantina has been here for 40yrs + -. You can find many of the family there nearly every day. The food is great, the service excellent and it is local, not a tourist restaurant that is "trying to look local" When I'm there for a month or two, I eat there numerous times a week. The have a seafood... More 

Thank Donna K
Sherwood Park, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We biked here one afternoon from the other end of Playa Grande, and I'll tell you, a cold beer never tasted so good! The food was good too. One of my favourite dishes in Costa Rica is the Arroz con Pollo. I'm not sure what it is, but the chicken in Costa Rica is just so much better than any... More 

Thank Marcie L
Airdrie, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

My family was renting a house by the Beach in Playa Grande, and we decided to eat local cuisine each night for Supper. The first night we chose this tavern, and the food was so good, and the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted Costa Rica to be, we went back every night for the next 6 nights. 7 members... More 

Thank sc0tt29
Denver, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Food was good quality. Prices were also better than a lot of places in town. We had very good breakfasts here. We could have eaten at our hotel, but walked here a number of times because the price was half of our hotel for breakfast and tasted better.

Thank mogulman
West Chester, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Best place to hang out in Playa Grande. Great atmosphere and food. Get to know the family and the bartenders. Everyone is so friendly. They have rooms and a pool too if you want the full experience.

Thank Steve H
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We had our first meal in Playa Grande at this restaurant. It was a good and positive start to our winter vacation and we ended up eating there a few more times during our stay. The staff was very friendly and the food was freshly made. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Playa Grande and will definitely... More 

Thank Anthony C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $25
Costa Rican, Bar, Seafood, Pub, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: playa grande | guanacaste, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
  • Phone Number: 2653-0834

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?