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Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Costa Rican, American, Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Main Road, Drake Bay 00000, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This was in such a beautiful location, looking out towards the beach, that with the quirky turtle theme throughout was brilliant. Food was reasonably priced and portion sizes were very generous! It also had free wifi. The staff made up smoothies to take a picture of, for their website or something and they gave them to me and my friend... More 

Thank Tessa F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We had Casado de pollo, which was really nice. The service was very sweet and helpful. The restaurant is right next to a small river - very romantic.

Thank IbenSchalck
San Jose
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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 bubbles 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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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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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
Costa Rican, American, Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?