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Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo

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American, Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Main Road, Drake Bay 00000, Costa Rica
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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Top three: 1) Great hospitality 2) not super expensive. Average you will spend around $20 3) great food (presentation and taste) After two nights at Corcovado we found this lovely places at drake bay. At our arrive we met with Juan Carlos, the Chef and owner. He allow us to set out tents on his courtyard, take a shower... More 

Thank CrTico
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was by far one of the best meals we took in costa rica. the owner and chef is very friendly, we were the only couple at the time we went and after our superb meal, he came to chat with us for a while.

Thank Mila G
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We loved everything about this place. The food was great. The service was great. The atmosphere is great. The red snapper whole fish was delicious and big enough to share. The mango smoothies are the perfect refresher.

Thank Cory D
Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

In Drake Bay inexpensive and good food is rare. This small restaurand offers both with a good service. It is a bit outside of town what it makes quiet. We have been there in a group for dinner, but they also sell breakfast and lunch.

Thank Anja W
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Small and cosy restaurant very good fish and sea fruit excellent service. We dinned twice out of three nights we stayed in Drake bay and were very satisfied.

Thank Eli C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Cozy little place 8-10min from village. It was by far the best food and the cheapest in drake. Owners were very nice. Shame we only discovered it the day before leaving. Amazing fish!

Thank Beatriz C
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Great little place to enjoy wonderful local dishes prepared by a friendly staff! One of the best meals so fare in Costa Rica!

Thank Kristofer K
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Excellent grilled fish (red snapper) with homemade and fresh ingredients. Special attention from the chef who woke up very early to prepare us breakfast before our tours ! Friendly welcome. We spent three days having our meals at El Tortugo and we had time to appreciate the chief 's specials and menu ! thanks

Thank marina R
Windsor, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

It's a bit hard to find, but very worth the search. We walked up from the beach and almost missed the sign on the tree pointing to the path heading up to the road and back down to Casa de Tortuga. We had excellent rice and vegetables, rice with shrimp, fish sticks (fresh fish), and a beautiful seafood soup. Their... More 

Thank Happy2GoAnywhere
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We weren't going to go here, but our snorkel instructor mentioned that her husband is the chef here. She wasn't pushing the place, she was a great instructor, we asked if she dives every day, and she mentioned that she only does it part time because she works in her husband's restaurant. Very humble, so we had to pry to... More 

Thank Donna8315

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Latin, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Drake Bay 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay
  • Phone Number: 50661613193

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