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“Must go”

Amigos Bar and Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Central American, American, Pub, South American, Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Who would have thought that this intimate hideaway, not on the beach, but in a courtyard behind the Playa Junquillal Welcome Center would offer some of the freshest food we have tasted during our travels through Costa Rica. The new owner, Garrett is not only a friendly outgoing ex-pat from California, but he is a darn good chef as well. Everything is made from scratch, at the time of ordering, using only local ingredients and freshly caught seafood. He offers a simple well thought out menu, as well as "Happy Hour" specials. The Margaritas are hand squeezed with local limes,lemons and oranges.
Durham, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
“Must go”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

We couldn't have asked for better service or a better atmosphere. The intimate environment meshed perfectly with the incredibly fresh, amazing food. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
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San Clemente, CA
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5 reviews
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“Chef Garrett Hurley-Couldn't live with out his flavor!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Do you want your taste buds to be tantalized!
Chef Garrett's blend of spices and exotic combinations will make your mouth water over and over again just thinking of his meals. We found this chef for the first time in Newport Beach, California. His cooking is amazing, when he told us he was going to Costa Rica to open a restaurant, we were very, very sad. So what do you think? Couldn't live with out his flavor! Costa Rica it was! Fresh blends of island food combined with California Sheik Cuisine.
Bravo, the taste, the ambiance, the freshness and quality, the personal service
makes for a perfect five star experience you'll never forget!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank dymondfire
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Springfield, Missouri
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We enjoyed some of the best Ahi Tuna ever at this restaurant, along with great margaritas. Small outdoor eating area but very nice. The only snag was the tiny little handwritten note on the window that mentioned credit cards could not be accepted--we did not see it before we ordered. We had to scramble for cash at the last minute. We will definitely eat here again if we return to this area.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Marilyn D
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“Excellente!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Top notch! Great atmosphere, amazing food! I will be back to try everything on the menu. I work in the food industry and I must say these guys do it right!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank ChefDecio
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Orange, California
1 review
“A Welcome To Be Had”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

This was our second time to Costa Rica. We love to find out of the way places, this one is a jewel
It is intimate and just like we like, out of the way.The new owner and chef (Garrett) did a wonderful job. Some of the best Ceviche we have had in a long time. Very clean, and beautiful atmosphere. He made our experience in this town extra special, knowlegdeable about his food and how it's prepared, going the extra step. You really do not see that very often, you can tell how proud he is of his food and passion for it , really shows. We highly recommend this little jewel
Will certainly go there again !!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Jayne H
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