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Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill

Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1246
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“nachos” (45 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (15 reviews)
“wraps” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had dinner, drinks, and enjoyed great music on the beach. Service was attentive-a nice place to visit.

Thank 3,020
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for fish & chips our first night in Costa Rica. Was amazing listening to the ocean and the howler monkeys. Came back later in the week to cool down with a cerveza after baking on the beach. Rocked in the swings and watched the...More

Thank Barbie_P123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a delightful find. A beachside bar and grill. You can come, swim, sun, eat and drink. Don't miss the sunset. We came two nights. The second night we brought the fish we had caught. Luis was so accommadating. He prepared the fish in...More

Thank Haass5
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

THank you for the wonderful review Haass5! I will pass on the congratulations to Luis and our team. THank you very much for your business. Steve & Christine

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun!!! Pretty!! Quaint and romantic gem!! Clean and comfy with imported white beach sand to complement the ebony sand beach and beautiful water of the bay. Overhanging trees for shade, chairs or loungers for comfort at solid wood tables, a veranda and tables for deeper...More

1  Thank Lynda N
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review Lynda! Your compliments, feedback and business are much appreciated. Thank you for sharing your experience with the world... Luis

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very attentive service. Some nice local craft beers. Food was fine. But you have to go just for the setting. Under the trees on a blue water beach. Pretty much your vision of what a tropical vacation should look like.

Thank Natchitochesla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant is easy to get to, great ocean front view, charming seating on the beach, amazing staff, swings, hammocks, great music and pretty good food. The food is expensive and nothing special. The spot is fantastic. Mixed emotions because if it were cheaper,...More

Thank HighAim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of four ate here last week while on vacation in Costa Rica. The setting was fabulous - literally right on the beach, waves crashing, sun setting, and a small island band playing in the background. The service was great - the manager stopped...More

Thank Bob_B_HH
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We spent a delightful afternoon at Father Roosters. Our waiter, Gerald, was very friendly and welcoming, made wonderful food recommendations, spoke excellent English and assisted us with scheduling our beachside massages with Betty. She was excellent by the way and charged us $30 for one...More

Thank marykaymac
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with our two small kids. Beautiful setting in the beach- swings and sand when they got tired of sorting which let us relax and enjoy ourselves. Service was great and some of the best food on our trip.

Thank Kelli M
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Went there after years and years from my last time. It was kind of cool to see it very similar as then... It has great location in front of the beach, very convenient to have a snack after swimming. Service was ok, food the same,...More

Thank P S
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Questions & Answers
November 26, 2017|
Response from Steve G | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your message. Sorry, we close every year on December 24 to give our staff a family day. THe 25th starts the Fin de Año rush where we are quite busy. We are open all days prior and post 24. Steve
Katie G
October 30, 2017|
Response from rogerrubin | Reviewed this property |
You need to drive - very close to playa coco - like 10 minutes away - think it is called playa occatal
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Steve G | Property representative |
Hi Leroy: Thanks for the note! We run happy hour typically between the months of August and October, during the low season, in order to attract more business. The only place in our area that has a formal happy hour that I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1246
  • E-mail
Father Rooster is the premier beachfront bar & restaurant on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The location and scenery combined with top quality (yet very simple) food and our famous frozen drinks makes Father Rooster a must see on your next visit to Costa Rica. This is the place where the locals and tourists sit side by side sipping cocktails, eating fresh Mahi-mahi and Tuna and watching the sunset over the Pacific. This is the place where Hemmingway would have hung his hat and the place that Buffet would write songs about. Its the place that you have been looking for all of your life... Come on in, and enjoy!
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