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Beach Dog Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, American
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Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is perfect here, real good vibe. Life music. Food was okay, my husband had Pad Thai which was not very special. I had gamba with fresh fruit and garlic sauce. Very nice and tasty. Cocktails were fine. Since it was busy it took an hour before the food came, ni big deal since they told us beforehand

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Thank ddijk
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went just to hear the live music. So I was pleasantly surprised by my dinner... I had the red curry which was full of flavor and a large serving. In fact I went back again a few days later on Tuesday for "open mic" night which is loads of fun.

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Thank Tenille G
Pacifica, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in Nosara for a week - ate lunch here every day. Food is fresh, healthy and delicious and service is friendly and flexible.

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Thank FogSurfer
Woodside, Ca
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pickled guac, fresh chips, kids meals for all, breakfast/lunch all day, drinks handmade and delicilicious! Fresh, wonderful food in a cozy fun atmosphere close to beach and surf rentals. What more could you want. Went for live music one night and had so much fun! Love the waitstaff here. Fun, friendly, local beachy restaurant. Missing it !!!!!!

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Thank Veda P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly service! Awesome drinks, try their unique pickle guacamole. A very short distance from playa Guiones

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Thank Meg G
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good from the second we walked in. Menu was well explained and drinks were delicious. I had the strawberry/spinach salad which was amazing! My girlfriend ordered the hamburger and was pleased. Prices were average. Would go again and would recomend.

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Thank Mountainops
jax beach, florida
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch as convenient to yoga class. Ordered a specific Costa Rican beer, Bavaria Dark, and had to listen to waiter attempt to sell me some unknown Nicaraguan beer. Then, when other in party attempted to order Vodka Fizz listed on menu, waiter then tried to persuade her to order a Mango Daquiri. Menu is typical of those American... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu said only takes cash so we almost didn't stay. Glad we did! Interesting entrees! Had the gauc with pickles! Highly recommend. The cocktail called the Fizz was so refreshing. Several juices and smoothies offered that the kids enjoyed. Interesting entrees offered, pad Thai, fish specials, or go for a fried avocado taco. We shared several items and all... More 

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Gary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Beach Dog Cafe in Nosara. We had walked the beach at Guiones and wanted to find a place to relax not too far from the beach. A short walk from the beach took us to Beach Dog where we found friendly people with decent English skills and served very good food at reasonable prices.

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Thank William G
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the most exceptional food, but perfect location and centrally located. Had the avocado goat cheese toast which was decent and a rather bland burrito. Also bought a $9 smoothie that had two shots of espresso and banana in it - tasted slightly like dirt. Lol. Being from Chicago, I consider beach dog cafe a Costa Rican hipster joint!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $16
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?