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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Costa Rican
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Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Curt just want to help with all his knowledge about the area, whether you eat there or not, because he loves living in Drake Bay. Very simple Manu with three items. FRESH catch of the day, veggie or pasta. You can even bring your own beer and Curt will chill it for you. A gourmet meal, big portion at budget... More 

Thank Alice T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a positive experience here I'm not really sure where to start... First I'll point out that the vegetarian pasta he has is absolutely amazing and Vegan Friendly. Seriously I was extremely surprised as usually most restaurants don't know how to make vegetarian food actually taste good, he's got it down to a science. Even my meat eater... More 

Thank Tatiana S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant offers 3 different dishes that include fish on it. You can order one dish only because it's enough for 2 people. Very tasty. Curt, the owner is very friendly. Good service, good food and they present good Costa Rica nature videos.

Thank Katheryne F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Curts. We had his special, which was fish filet of the day with mash and veggies. One plate will feed two people. With a glass of wine and a very boozy smoothie it was 15.000 colones. Not bad.

Thank IbenSchalck
Ghent, Belgium
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Terrific grilled seafood with creamy mashed potatoes and salad. Absolutely delicious, nice and cozy athmosphere and excellent service. Curt is a really nice guy and will tell you all about his adventures around Drake Bay, assisted by the slideshow of incredible pictures and movies he has to show for them. We had a lovely evening.

Thank SientjeG
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Curt is the owner and only operator of this restaurant: a really nice guy with valuable and free advice on things to do in Drake Bay (he set us up with a really good night tour - a local guy taking us to his private "backyard" jungle - which was not on offer by the hotels around). He only has... More 

Thank Jasper W
Brescia, Italy
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We read about this place on Tripadvisor so we decided to go and... It was definitely worth it! The fish in banana leaf was so great and fresh and the conversation with curt was even better.... We also had the chance to see opossum right on the trees around the restaurant. It was such a great experience that we went... More 

Thank Le_Quattro_Stagioni
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

great food, great guy. what more can you ask for. already cant wait till next year. curt is very knowledgeable.

Thank Craig S
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Fresh delicious food facing the tropical forest of Osa. Curt's place is visited daily by lots of colorful birds and small local wild fauna. A true experience. And if you are looking for info Curt is the guy to trust. He knows all peninsula trails...

Thank stefanofro
Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

excellent food and Curt is super nice - we watched his pictures/videos of the area and we perfectly entertained

Thank Julie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $15
Seafood, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay
  • Phone Number: +506 6198 5899
Gringo Curt's Seafood & Visitor Center was established June 2010 and our menu has not changed to date. We have pride in our small menu because it assures that we can provide freshness throughout the year by purchasing fruits, vegetables and fresh fish daily. There are many benefits to having same day caught fish but one downside is that we cannot guarantee a time that we can open. If we have fish at 12pm, we open. Thank you for your consideration and look forward to your visit Pura Vida!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?