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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (62 reviews)
“camarones” (4 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 February 7, 2017

Just stopped here for a beer. What a wonderful setting! So off the grid in many ways. Nothing matches but everything is helter skelter and created to serve the view of this rustic and primitive section of beach. The food that was served to other...More

Thank Townie-TRIP
Reviewed January 29, 2017

We sat at a table that fronts the beach; one of many that do. Very tranquil and a lovely setting; we watched the surf while the sun set. It does not get any better than this. Food-wise we were not disappointed; the ceviche was excellent,...More

Thank MiloBohack
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Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is a great place for dining.. Located on a beautiful strefch of beach. Very laid back and relaxing. The service can be a bit slow, but the atomosphere is so great you will not mind. The food is always delicious no matter what the...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

It is impossible to have too many meals at Las Caracolas. The food is excellent and the service is charmingly unobtrusive. They boast the best ceviches, and it is true. Sit by the beach , a bottle of chardonnay and some fresh fish. Top marks....More

Thank Simon A
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We only found out about this place because we'd chatted to a local called Martin and he recommended it. Wow. What a place. Right on the beach, wonderful food, great drinks, very reasonable prices, and... books! Yes. What a find. We went there the one...More

Thank Lorraine_McL
Reviewed January 20, 2017

We walked to the restaurant from a local beach. We never made it into the inside restaurant but dining on the beach provided a nice view and breeze. I had a traditional fish (Snapper) plate and it was great. Beers also provided much needed liquid...More

Thank george h
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

By far our best meal in Costa Rica. Lots of vegetarian options! The veggie enchiladas (with cooked pineapple) were incredible. Tables are very spaced out and it's a great place to watch the sunset, since it's right along the beach (you can access it by...More

Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was what we were looking for. Great fresh local food with friendly and attentive service. I require Gluten Free options and they were able to make knowledgeable recommendations. Excellent relaxing beach location with a great view.

Thank 37sd2015
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We came here several times in December. Where outside it was hot and dusty, once in to the main area of the restaurant it is shady, cool, breezy, and dust-free. The view and setting are just amazing--this is what a laid-back beach restaurant should be!...More

Thank Martin A
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I do not have anything bad to say about Caracolas! Super friendly staff, and AMAZING food! I was told to try Ceviche while I was in Costa Rica and we came across Caracolas while on our ATV to go Snorkeling. On the sign it clearly...More

Thank rhiamaries
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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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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