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“Right On the Beach”
Review of Golden Shrimps

Ranked #19 of 27 Restaurants in Brasilito
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2013

When they say on the beach they mean right on the beach. Nice restaurant the food was fair. I had coconut shrimp, they were huge but there was quite a bit of shell left on the shrimp and the batter had a strange bitterness to it.

Thank Molly L
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We dined here on recent trip to CR, we were staying at the Westin down the road.
They will pick you up and drop you off from the hotel free of charge. The seafood was excellent and the ceviche is the best we have ever had. It was a little pricey but the portions and quality of food was excellent. The open air location makes for a great evening dining under the stars beside the ocean. The service was impeccable.

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Thank sanibelon
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

No, this is not a fancy place--how can you be fancy with tables in the sand, a few feet from the tide? It was dark when we ate there and the sound of the waves (and the kids running on the beach) was enchanting. My ceviche and lobster were very tasty, the drinks were also good. We were there Saturday night and the strolling musicians knew a wide variety of Latin American tunes. The only unpleasantness was when the bill came and the waiter told us they accepted cash only--despite displaying VISA and MC stickers at the entrance. Eventually they did take our credit cards. Otherwise this is a nice trip away from Playa Flamingo, and they will send a van to pick you up at your hotel.

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Thank chocrevell
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Golden Shrimp is one of the few restaurants in Costa Rica 'grandfathered' to be literally on the beach. The seafood quality is great...but being in a resort area the prices are relatively high. They make specialty margueritas (mango, passion fruit, etc) which are quite unique..... be sure to get there at 5:30 PM so you can watch the sun set over the Pacific from your beachside table.

The owner, Pablo, many times will serve you himself, while his brother, Nancho, will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Many nights you will be serenaded by the mariachi trio that passes through the restaurant.

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Thank NJNativeMontvale
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Found this place by elimination. Don Brasilito has slot machines and very loud music and the host at the Red Snapper was a characature out of a Hollywood B movie. Camaron Doroado reminds me so much of the chiringitos that dotted the beaches of the Costa del Sol in Spain in the late 60's and early 70's. It helps if you can speak Spanish but not necessary. Where can you dine 30 feet from high tide on the Pacific Ocean and have the freshest seafood in town. Dinner is an event in Latin America as it is in Spain and the place is packed with locals from San Jose and the surrounding towns. If you show up at this or any place with an entourage of people or you expect to be treated like a king simply because you deigned to grace the place with your prescence, then you probably belong across the street at the HappySnapper. A bit of patience and some respect for the family that runs this place goes a long way. If you want them to make you something off the menu, they will. This place is great value, but leave the attitude at home.

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Thank Wayne K
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