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Las Caracolas

$$ - $$$Latin, Seafood,
Del Cruze De Playa Carmen, 1 Km Carretera Malpais | Del cruce de playa Carmen 1 km carretera hacia Malpais, Mal Pais 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0525
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (54 reviews)
“camarones” (3 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Del Cruze De Playa Carmen, 1 Km Carretera Malpais | Del cruce de playa Carmen 1 km carretera hacia Malpais, Mal Pais 60111, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The super ceviche is to die for, a rustic setting which is perfect for the laid back beach theme. Great service

Thank Carey Ann S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So this place is a little walk up from Santa Teresa to Mal Pais... when you get there, it’s laid out exactly as I like when I’m on holiday: spacious (tables are not too near each other so you can have privacy), near the beach,...More

Thank Lindunia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we are on honeymoon we were craving a relaxed romantic evening meal. This place came highly recommended by one of the staff members at our accommodation as his favourite place for seafood. He was spot on! The food was perfectly cooked and great flavours...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here a few times as it was a short stroll from our vacation rental at Villa Havana. Lovely setting overlooking the rocky shore of Mal Pais. Cold beer and delicious margaritas hit the spot, and the sunset view was just incredible. Liked it so...More

Thank jeanettee538
Reviewed December 1, 2017

My wife and I had lunch and the food was good and well prepared. My only recommendation is to always choose seafood or chicken while in Costa Rica. I made the mistake of getting the beef tacos and was a little disappointed and it was...More

Thank ddld_fun
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere right on the beach. Everything is delicious. Make sure to order the guacamole! Highly recommend while staying or visiting Mal Pais!

Thank cjuve
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Fantastic beachfront location shaded by huge trees, attentive, friendly, efficient staff, and a sublime atmosphere! The food is out of this world. Their 'ceviche tropical' with ginger, mango, sn coconut milk is probably the yummiest thing I've ever eaten. If you're anywhere nearby, eat here!

Thank Gruenemann
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Best seafront dinner ever and Antonio was the best!! We had the fried whole fish and breaded shrimp, and the banana crepes ... soooo good!! The owner came in and introduced herself, everyone is so friendly here and the food and the view... indescribable !!

Thank Becmonad
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Wow - the tropical ceviche was amazing with the fried plaintains for dipping. Yum! I've tried a lot of ceviche in my life but this one takes the cake! The atmosphere was great - it was just me and my boyfriend, one solo diner, and...More

Thank Mallory M
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We had dinner here while in the area. You can't beach the location as you eat right on the water and listen to the sound of the ocean. The fish was absolutely outstanding, so fresh and cooked well.

Thank Patty W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 AM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Cruze De Playa Carmen, 1 Km Carretera Malpais | Del cruce de playa Carmen 1 km carretera hacia Malpais, Mal Pais 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0525
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