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Picante Restaurant and Bar

) #2 of 5 Restaurants in Playa Ocotal $$ - $$$ Seafood, ,
at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0109
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (8 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Though it is quite a drive from Coco (not in distance) - narrow roads, though paved, it is a bit of a challenge a night to make the drive but WORTH IT. The atmosphere is so tranquil - casual but not too rustic. The food...More

Thank 2013LindaCR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found Picante by following the signs by our hotel while looking for a place to eat nearby. The road to this restaurant (also a hotel) is wind and conditions may vary on time of year, but with 4 wheel drive we had no problem...More

Thank SocioKathy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a gorgeous beach, a wonderful pool, a great bar, and kitchen. The 4 of us had a very nice time. We had fish tacos which were fabulous. Plus, the bottled Imperial Light beer was freezing cold. I highly recommend this place. Its very...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was located on the resort property of which we were staying. It was quite convenient to be able to just walk over instead of taking a taxi to town. They can even deliver to the villas at Bahia Pez Vela. The food and...More

Thank GotHiway
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Picante is located at Bihia Pez Vela, next to Ocotal. It is a beautiful place, with great wait staff. This is a place you can always feel confortable. It overlooks one of small pretty beaches in the area. The food is good and the drinks...More

Thank 2holysneakers
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Don't let the signs fool you, this is a nice place with a beautiful view and completely worth the drive. Waitstaff wasn't as friendly as other area restaurants but the food was good and got to see whales breaking the water surface from out table....More

Thank betIhavebeenthere
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We stayed five nights at the Bahia Pez Resort and ate twice at Picante. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable with a beautiful view of the bay. We ordered the Sea Bass, Mahi Mahi and fish tacos, which were all excellent. (Kids had chicken strips...More

1  Thank go_Kristin_go
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We ddn't have a bad meal. We ate there twice and when we brought back fish we caught while deep sea fishing, they did an excellent job of preparing it for us! Cesar and Francisco are top notch!

Thank HeavenlyKat
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Picante offers good food and great entertainment. Visit on Wednesday, and enjoy the music of Alexis Jimenez. Friendly, kind and charming, Alex is the consummate host - he spreads joy, and makes everyone feel welcome.

Thank Van T
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Came for cocktails and snacks. Ceviche was very good. Bring your towels and batting suit. The beach area is quiet, secluded, calm, and clean. View is very pretty. Saw whales off in the distance while dining.

Thank Round Rock Foodie
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patricia b
January 12, 2015|
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Response from AKRM | Reviewed this property |
The dress code is casual as the restaurant is next to the pool. I have seen people dressed formally and others in very casual outfits.The hours are noon to 9:00 but if there are lots of customers they will stay open a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 0109
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