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Tasty Waves Cantina

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Mexican, Bar, Costa Rican, American, Caribbean
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El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
2750-1906
Today
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Lakeland, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Tasty Waves a couple of times while staying at La Perks del Caribe. The restaurant was a few steps away from the driveway for our resort. The music was good and there was indoor and outdoor seating. The staff speak English very well and are super attentive. They have bar games and drink specials. It was fun... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a bit far of a walk from the town of Puerto Viejo to just come for a meal but the tacos were delicious and reasonably priced (I had th Le veggie option) so I would recommend to walk to Playa cocles for a swim and then grab some tasty waves on the walk back into town. The happy hour... More 

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Thank annavkmelb
Somerville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great spot by the beach, lounge outside and have a drink with some good bar food, we only went the one time but the fish tacos were pretty good

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Thank troytag
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, very good cocktails, very nice service. I would give 5 but as they don't accept credit card, so they deserve a 4.

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Thank José M
Elk Grove, CA, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely friendly atmosphere. After a week of struggling with my lack of spanish it was a relief to be waited on by an American ex-pat. Tasty food at great prices. Going there again tonight, probably.

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Thank William A
Livonia, Michigan
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure where the people that posted these reviews went but it must not have been here. My only guess is that it must be folks who are so struck with costs Rica that they have lost their senses. this is now our ninth trip into this country and this is one of the few restaurants that left a... More 

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Thank drakave
Costa Rica
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun place where, it seems a lot of locals hang out. We were there one night for Karaoke and another night for movie night. The burgers and fries are good and the environment lively. Good place - walking distance to town.

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Thank Wanda D
Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is crazy and fun. We went here a few times for tacos or a quick bite to eat and we also went to the Tuesday night street party as well as karaoke night. The staff are absolutely wild & fun - they really engage the guests and crowd to amp up the fun. The food is good. The... More 

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Thank Ashlea D
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach vibe - yummy tacos right across from the beach. Went back later that night for live music / enjoyed that as well.

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Thank Karen R
Seminole, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a bike ride between Punta Uva and Puerto Viejo. Great vegetarian tacos and strong drinks! Very laid back!

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$2 - $7
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Costa Rican, American, Caribbean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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
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
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

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