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Tasty Waves Cantina

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Mexican, Bar, Pub, Costa Rican, American
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El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
2750-1906
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great happy hour after a long, grueling day of laying on the beach :) they had good drink specials and BOGO tacos! Their tacos are excellent, definitely recommend.

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Thank Alicia H
Cambridge
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Imagine sitting at a table with an ocean view, while drinking a muy frio cerveza, eating a muy grande y caliente burrito with a side of amazing house made fries. Can you say the perfect afternoon...also, add in, watching surfers ride their bikes down the street, surf board under arm, coconut in the other...ah...mas cerveza por favor. Muy perfecto!!!

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Thank Littlemisskid
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for something different from the daily rice n beans, unfortunately wouldn't go back. Food... Boring! Drinks... Boring! Only good thing would be the location and atmosphere.

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Thank Thorlablabla
Copenhagen, Denmark
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening at tasty waves. We came on a Tuesday, which apparently means 2-for-1 tacos, which meant two tacos for 2000 colones. But the most perfect was the garlic fries. The best fries I have ever had. No doubt. And there was live music, which added to the great experience.

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Thank IbenSchalck
Culver City, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and drink. Shared the Double Overhead hamburger (2 patties, fried egg) and French fries. Very yummy, definitely enough for two. Sunday 2for1 drinks all day. Proprietor very nice. Played great music. Movie night on Mondays. Enjoyed!

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Thank ohmandi
Grand Cayman
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unpretentious locale you would expect to find in almost any surf town and they are open until midnight for those late-night munchies. Cash only, no plastic, “for your convenience”.

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Thank jasac0
Lakeland, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 July 12, 2016

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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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, Pub, Costa Rican, American
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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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