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$7 - $20
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

From our first dinner in Playa Santa Teresa till our final meal over 10 days, Rocamar was the go to place for my best friend and I during our surf trip! The food was spot on and the drinks/beers could not be enjoyed in a...more chill and gorgeous setting each day! The entire staff was incredible, friendly, and inviting each time of the many we hang there. Always a conversation yet the food and drinks there in a heartbeat. The local pups only added to the fun and joy this place brought us each day. No trip to the area would be complete without a beverage and taking in the ocean views and breezes. This place truly embraces the Pura Vida lifestyle that blew us away. Can't wait to be back in the future to see our dog and human friends we made on our journey. Best Regards, EricMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 28, 2022 via mobile

Rocamar is a friendly, cool beach restaurant with the most amazing food. What a feast! Amazing I tell you! Super nice team and delicious food,all with a cool vibe and sound! You can even go take a dive while you wait for your food. Don’t...miss out on the guacamale with homemade nachos and tacos! We got the fish tacos and sweet potato ones! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! It is a must stop!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 28, 2022

***ROCA MAR*** RocaMar. The most incredible, beautiful find that will forever be one of the most important memories of our entire lives. My now husband and I are avid travelers with our favorite place being Costa Rica. We had been there several times and decided...there was no better place to get married. We went a year before our wedding date to pick our venues and plan everything out. Long story short about 4 weeks before us and 30 other guests left everything fell through. Our dinner venue, reception venue and DJ all fell through. I had to replan everything in just a few weeks. A local wedding planner who knew exactly what she was doing pointed us in the direction of RocaMar, and let me tell you thank god everything prior fell through! Jim the owner stepped in and not only eased all my worries, he pulled off the most beautiful wedding me and my guests have ever been to in just a matter of weeks. The location was absolutely stunning, the staff was phenomenal and the food was honestly unreal. Jim doesn’t have a standard wedding menu to choose from. He sat us down, asked us what we liked and came up with a beautiful menu just for us. As he was listing off ideas I couldn’t believe how lucky we were to have such a passionate owner and chef. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE said it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding. Our vegan guests were even arguing that their meals and dessert was better than everyone else’s. They were so grateful that Jim put just as much effort and love into their experience as well. I could go on and on about how beautiful and life changing our experience was but it will never do it justice. Thank you Jim and your entire staff for what you did for us. I hope you understand the gift that you give to people. We can’t wait to come back!More

Date of visit: March 2022
james k, Owner at Rocamar Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022

Wow, thank you so much Sunni! We're blushing right now. Thank you for your trust and for letting us just do our thing in the best way we could for you guys and your guests. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

Reviewed March 16, 2022

My husband and I stopped here after a walk on the beach. He had the chicken tacos and I enjoyed the Rocamar ceviche. Both had excellant flavor, the service was great and quick.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 9, 2022

It would be nice if they would show the price of the beers on the menu. Then you would know that two beers will cost 11 US $.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 16, 2022

Ordered the burger which came cold (the cheese hadn't even melted) and half the chips were cold too so they probably used half of an old batch semi warmed up. They did offer to redo the burger which took 20 minutes but then the next...one was inedible as the bun was burnt, see picture. In the end I just gave up and decided to go home to eat. They did offer a free drink which was nice. However, note they charge for tap water which we thought was a little odd.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 7, 2022 via mobile

Came here for lunch and it’s a really lovely beach bar in a part of town which is otherwise lacking much of a vibe. This places brings it. A few things let this place down. Firstly only one waitress can take orders on a tablet....Everyone else just brings out the food and cleans up. The service is slooooow even by Costa Rican standards. The menu choice was limited as they didn’t have any bowls, salads or ceviche. We went for fish tacos (recommended) and guacamole and chips. We got up sold on cocktails without seeing the prices - asked for two mojito which were lovely so we got another two and we’re also shocked when the bill came. The most expensive lunch we’ve had in town by far at $62. Note to the owners - give us a cocktail menu. Bearing in mind how hard it is to get served more info upfront is better for the customer.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 1, 2022

We arrived at this place around 1:15 pm and found a free table already after a few mins. Unfortunately after approx 25 mins no one approached us totake our order. So we went to the bar to order our lunch directly there. We were sent...back tothe table with the information that the responsible totake orders wouldbe right withus in a few minutes. After another 30 mins still no one was taking care about our orders. So I tried to order our food and drinks again directly at the bar. This time I was told that the kitchen had too many orders already and they would stop to take new orders. So we had to move and look for another place.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 28, 2021

We were in Santa Teresa for 6 days and went there 3 times. Once for lunch which was outstanding and 2 times for drinks. The setting is spectacular and it is the place to be at sunset. Julian our waiter was really friendly. We always...got there on foot along the beach. Twice we took the long beach walk from Hermosa Beach and the other time from the down the beach in Santa Teresa. However you get there, it's worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed August 20, 2021

The food is great, but watch out for those cocktail prices!! Cocktail prices are pretty similar throughout all of Santa Teresa, so we didn't ask for the price (now I am not surprised that the prices are not mentioned on the menu). We ordered 2...Cocktails each and experienced a great surprise when they charged us over 60$ for 4 cocktails! Definitely not coming back here!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
james k, Owner at Rocamar Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2021

So happy you enjoyed the food! Unfortunately we feel a 1 star review over pricing seems a bit harsh. I'm sure you realize it will negatively impact our business and maybe that was your intention? You ordered 4 premium Don Julio margaritas, which I can...More

Reviewed August 1, 2021

Great spot with good fresh food and cocktails. Friendly staff. Right on the beach with comfy seating. One of our favorites. We loved the specials. Does take credit cards

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed March 30, 2021 via mobile

This place is top of the mark!!!! The whole crew, the food, the view and the vibe at this spot is absolutely perfect. It’s like your own living room on the beach. Roberto, Jimi, Quique, Julien, Sofia, Justin, Alejandra, Nati .... make you feel special....Oh and Massimo;). For Sunset this is a must. Sundays go off with a chill feel and excellent music with Sebastian on the 1’s and 2’s. (Owner of Bali a beach, also excellent!) Cocktails here are among the best in Santa Teresa as well...Check this place out on the north side of Santa just south of Hermosa. You will thank meMore

Date of visit: March 2021
james k, Owner at Rocamar Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2021

Thank you for all the love! Can't wait to see you back here!

Reviewed February 7, 2021

Great spot to hang out, surf and have a tasty bite between the surf sessions. I highly recommend to complete the day with one of the delicious cocktails at sunset.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed February 6, 2021

we LOVE coming to Rocamar!. The food, is delicious , clean and fresh, my fav the vegan kale ceaser. Tables in the sand and hours of entertainment watching surfer right out front. Highly recommend a visit or two day and night!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed February 2, 2021

Love this place so much, would go everyday if I could! Go for lunch, sunset early dinner, just for snacks or yummy cocktails!

Date of visit: January 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5