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Tasty Waves Cantina

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El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
2750-1906
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Description: Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa...
Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, it's a lifestyle. We always strive to become your "home base", giving you local advice on where to go, what sites to see and how to get the most out of your journey or vacation. Our staff is more of a family and we always want you to feel welcome in our home. For the most part it's a relaxed atmosphere but don't get me wrong, we know how to party. Tasty Tuesday has become the biggest and most anticipated party of the week and we always show you a good time, so good that we close on Wednesday to clean up the aftermath. Thursday is Trivia Night, Friday is R.E.H.A.B., Saturday is Karaoke, Sunday Funday and Monday is our Movie Night with new and classics running on our 100" projector screen. Stop in, say hi and have a shot of Guaro with us. Tasty Waves Cantina ~ Livin' the Dream
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best tacos

The best tacos of my life. The owner and staff are all awesome. The fish tacos are phenomenal and the shrimp too!!!!!!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Drtooth69
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Estes Park, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best tacos of my life. The owner and staff are all awesome. The fish tacos are phenomenal and the shrimp too!!!!!!!!!

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Thank Drtooth69
Oregon
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this beach bar to have some beer and watch a movie. Food is so so... chicken wings and burgers. Price is good. Fun atmosphere.

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Thank Janice B
Alexandria, Egypt
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cantina serves food, as well as drinks. Their food is really delicious, having eating there three times in 10 days. Burgers, fish tacos, fries - all are great. Service is lovely. We didn't care for the loud big-screen TV, but we did choose to enter the restaurant knowing the TV was blaring Sunday night football. The cantina features different... More 

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Thank LuannMcVey
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Tasty Waves and had a time at the Tasty Tuesday party. Prior to the party we had lunch and the tacos are very good. At the party the drinks are extremely strong and there are 2 for 1 deals and free drinks for girls for an hour. I only spent $10 and had more than enough. They... More 

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Thank Lindsay L
Taos, New Mexico
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 stars for good, cheap food and the playoffs on a big screen outside! Only place in town showing the game. Definitely the 20 something party hostel/bar. However, lunch here was perfect and mellow. Great job guys...Go Broncos!

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Thank GullyWasher
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never got a chance to eat at Tasty Waves, though in my two months of staying in Puerto Viejo I hardly missed a chance to hit up Tasty Tuesday's. With free drinks for the ladies between 10-11 consisting of real alcoholic beverages rather than a pre made punch, it was sure to be a hit. Pair that with great... More 

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Thank Kelly N
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nuff said! I travel to Cost Rica often. It is nice having a go-to like this. Great food, amazing people, fun atmosphere, across from the beach... Nothing else needed!

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Thank TJT85
Cleveland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at tasty waves after a day at the beach. Our 17 year old son and his 17 year old cousin had been taking a beating in the waves all morning and were starving. Tasty waves was exactly what we needed! It has a really cool hippy vibe and very casual. There was just 1 guy taking care of... More 

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Thank 221traciep
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food, low prices, and a great staff! Make sure to try the hot pepper-infused tequila, only a dollar a shot!

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Thank Zach T
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 teenage boys with us that demanded. More tasty waves tacos, fish/chicken/beef/veggie, we each had our fav.... The beer is cold, just down from Cocles beach, the corn tortillas are made in house! Good guacamole and chips too... Don't miss this for lunch! Terry, Avon Ohio

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: 2750-1906

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, it's a lifestyle. We always strive to become your "home base", giving you local advice on where to go, what sites to see and how to get the most out of your journey or vacation. Our staff is more of a family and we always want you to feel welcome in our home. For the most part it's a relaxed atmosphere but don't get me wrong, we know how to party. Tasty Tuesday has become the biggest and most anticipated party of the week and we always show you a good time, so good that we close on Wednesday to clean up the aftermath. Thursday is Trivia Night, Friday is R.E.H.A.B., Saturday is Karaoke, Sunday Funday and Monday is our Movie Night with new and classics running on our 100" projector screen. Stop in, say hi and have a shot of Guaro with us. Tasty Waves Cantina ~ Livin' the Dream
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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