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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish tacos” (30 reviews)
“gringo curt” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 441 reviews

Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

We dined at Curt's 2 out of the 3 nites we were inDrake Bay! The menu consists of 3 offerings, all huge and very fresh! Curt goes to the dock daily and buys what the fishermen caught. Then prepares it steamed, or in a burrito!...More

Thank Mary Helen D
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

A menu with very few items, that are all rock solid. This is Curt's secret. We were lucky enough to run into his place early in our trip, as he gave us a few golden hints to spend our days in the area. Thanks man!!!

Thank Bram L
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Curt is a very friendly guy and very knowledgeable of the area and things to do. And his fish taco is great! He goes and gets the fish fresh almost every day and you can taste it! I recommend this restaurant to all!

Thank Dyan G
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Best place to eat for the value in Drake Bay. Really good food, lots of it, friendly folks. The fish portion $10 could easily feed three. Where else can you eat for $3.30 each?

Thank mmmmmmmmmmjkljkl
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Unfortunately, he sells protected fish. No go! (Food is delicious, though. And Curt is always good for a chat)More

Thank ChrisDaTischler
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

I am very pleased that you had a good time chatting with me and that you enjoyed your meal. I am extremely confused however by your statement about the species of fish which I serve in the restaurant. I do not and will not serve...More

Reviewed April 23, 2017

Ate here twice during our three days in Drake Bay. For 20$, more fresh fish than is possible for two people to eat. Great boozy smoothies.

Thank layneseamont
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Sadly the fish served to us was not fresh at all. We eat fish regularly, mostly we cook it and never had a fish with such a bad smell and taste. It had a strong smell and taste of ammonium (NH3). I'm sure this is...More

Thank Cinzia P
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

I was absolutely devastated to read this review. There is a lot of work that goes into offering same-day caught fish and I take my business very seriously. The fish that you had is called Wahoo and was caught in the large ocean current found...More

Reviewed April 14, 2017

Definitely a restaurant you want to experience. Small restaurant so swing by and make a reservation. The catch of the day is well prepared and yummy. Curt is very helpful and willing to provide information if asked. Overall a very nice evening.

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Came highly recommended and deservedly so. Small place with mostly communal table but the vibe is good so no problem sharing tables if you are just a couple. Only 3 items on menu, 2 fish and one vegetarian I believe. Surprisingly this is actually a...More

Thank Reg J
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Great hospitality and even better food! Menu only has three courses, the fish tacos worth a flight and a long drive! Fresh fish make the dish not less than amazing! I will definitely be back here again!

Thank Yan B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does Gringo Curt's accept credit card for dining? Thanks!
June 1, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
Like many establishments in Drake Bay, we accept dollars or colones but do not accept credit cards.
Hi, Can I make a reservation for May 13th, 2017
April 15, 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
We will be happy to place you in the calendar. 1st we need: Number of guests Hotel name Guest name Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you
Craig S
I will be eating there often when I am in drake bay. my question is this: what time do the water taxi's leave drake bay to sierpe. everything i read speaks to sierpe to drake bay. but I cant find drake bay to sierpe? you answer will be most appreciated :-)
March 29, 2016|
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
7:30am and 2:30pm Safe travels!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, 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
  • E-mail
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, locally and 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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