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Beach Dog Cafe

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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Caribbean, Costa Rican
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Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reviews were really good on this place especially for their piña coladas, so we decided to give it a shot. The drinks were excellent. Extremely fresh ingredients, nothing bottled. The appetizer we had was really good as well but the meal was just ok. I had the fish tacos. Fish as very fresh. It was good. My friends both... More 

Thank Nicole B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delicious food, conscious efforts to provide well sourced. The menu states they have used no plastic in a couple years- kudos! I had fish one night and returned for another meal, which was also delicious, with the added benefit of soulful Tico music the second night, which was a Friday night.

Thank Dana H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has a great setting right by the beach, food was way below average (out of 7 of us, only 1 could even remotely enjoy their food), extremely expensive with small portions. It took almost an hour to receive the food after ordering and it wasn't crowded. They only take cash. Go elsewhere

Thank doliver1
Miami, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We made two stops at this really nice family friendly spot. We enjoyed breakfast on our 1st day here . We came back for lunch after a day of zip lining . The owner was really nice. Waitress ordered an adult order by mistake but the owner quickly said no problem and fixed the order. Great service . We loved... More 

Thank riopierre
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had 2 of their smoothies and they were great, the peach one. Breakfast food was ok, but the chicken sandwich was soooo good. They have wifi also.

Thank Saundra C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think I had the best beer I ever had in my life here at Beach Dog. Located just of the centre beach entrance. On a super hot day after surfing all morning we walked up to grab some sandwiches. Why not have a beer while waiting, it was sooo hot! The beer was so damn cold, it was just... More 

Thank Steve B
Toms River, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chill beach/surfer vibe. Friendly staff. Love that they are dog friendly. Pineapple chicken bowl was delicious with a lot of chicken, not just brown rice. BBQ chicken sandwich was good. Was a little shocked at the bill, was more than what I expected for a beach shack restaurant.

Thank Julie W
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quickly became one of my favorites in Nosara. The food was consistent and excellent. You can even eat breakfast early afternoon after surfing all morning. The staff was friendly and the ceviche was out of this world.

Thank awpincus
Hamilton, Bermuda
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of the reviews on here rave about this place but I walked away feeling that I paid too much for an average meal. Our bill was over $50 for and app, two meals and two alcoholic beverages. The other places we have eaten here were just as delicious but at a cheaper price point. We had two efferent kinds... More 

Thank skolia79
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all I love dogs so this town was very fitting for us! Wonderful people who work there, we didn't get to spend much time here but it's very close to the beach and the music at night is awesome! If we weren't up early every morning we would be here closing it down! We did eat here and... More 

Thank Lindsay O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $16
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Caribbean, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.

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