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Bar y Restaurante El Coco

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
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Main Street | 50 metros sur de los Planteles del ICE Dominical, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
+506 2787 0235
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good snacks after surfing and playing on the beach all day. Kids enjoyed their quesadillas and I enjoyed my hearts of palm salad, beer was cold! Service was a bit chaotic and all of our orders were brought to another table but they quickly realized their mistake and brought them to us. Drinks were very slow in coming out as... More 

Thank Lou8
Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered 2 fish sandwiches and fruit smoothies for 9000col. Fish was fresh snapper lightly breaded. Served on 3 halved slices of white bread lettuce and tomato. Can just as well toss the white bread and enjoy the 3 generous filets. Seemed to be frequented by locals as well.

Thank anasazi
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently I ordered the Nachos Special con carne at this restaurant. Absolutely excellent. Every day we've been in Dominical we have ordered the batidos. Our favorites are mora (blackberry) and mango. Laid-back atmosphere allows you to enjoy the beach scene, the cool breezes and company topped off with fine meals.

Thank Ckrenzel
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Quite good restaurant for the price. Without being extraordinary food, its probably the best quality/price in domicical. Real good guanàbana and strawberry smoothies.

Thank William M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

I don't know how fish can be rubbery and old tasting when we are sitting right in front of the ocean, but it was. This restaurant is par for the course, tourist trap food all the way. Nothing was good except for the bottled beer.

Thank Giovanni M
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here on Xmas day and it was a good, reasonably priced meal. I had the Chicken Casado and my wife had seafood rice and we were both happy with the food. Service was good also.

Thank J0nG
Colorado Springs
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685 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We rolled in here for lunch immediately upon our arrival to Dominical. The "typical food" is served up hot, fresh and fast, though they offer a wide variety of delicious dishes in addition The young guy working the floor has excellent English and patient with weak Spanish, including mine. The portions are ok, the cold beer flows, the sounds of... More 

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Chur, Switzerland
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126 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We stayed her for one night and then left again. Its a very cheap place to stay and you get what you pay for. Small, damp room with shared, messy bathrooms and the shared kitchen is dark and uninviting. Best thing is the location with the surf spot across the road. The staff was not very inviting and didn't really... More 

Thank swiss_globetrotter86
Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The restaurant has great beach view, fresh air and open space. The food is good, goo and acceptable price. Also is good just for drink a beer.

Thank Carlos C
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Ask if they have fresh tuna. If they do it is great. Friendly staff. Take mosquito spray! OK mixed drinks.

Thank Conde1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Seafood, Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | 50 metros sur de los Planteles del ICE Dominical, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 2787 0235

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