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Review of Tortugas Beachside Shack - CLOSED

Tortugas Beachside Shack
Price range: $2 - $24
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: A beautiful beachside restaurant nestled in Brasilito Plaza Costa Rica
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Amazing, time there The fresh fish is the best.
We will go there again and again.
Christine and Javier are world class.
Like Bob Hope said Thanks for the memory's .

Thank Ronnie K
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

I was told by two different people in two completely different parts of Costa Rica to eat at Tortugas. Brasilito wasn't even originally in my plans, but based on the glowing recommendations, I decided to set aside a day. And I wasn't disappointed. Probably the best meal I had in Costa Rica, along a great margarita. Javier is one of the nicest guys you'll meet and has some great stories to tell. If you're in Brasilito, eat at Tortugas. If you're close by, say Tamarindo, take a day trip. If you're still in the planning stage, think about putting it on the agenda (you'll also get to experience the beautiful Playa Conchal).

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Thank AbsolomJ
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

The fish and all the ingredients are fresh. Javier and his wife make you feel comfortable. It's a nice place to try fresh and local seafood. The maji-maji was excelente but I think that it's better to try it with the local dish "casado".

Thank Mauricio V
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

small local place, open air. pretty good burgers, fries and local fish. service a little slow as everything is cooked to order. good fresh fish, often caught by the owner's brother. not cheap but colorful and fun. good place to meet locals, ex pats, and other tourists. right next door to the bar at the Hotel Brasilito, everything from pedestrians, motor cyces, Audi SUVs, off road 4 wheelers, to horses, passing by 4 feet away. Good pace to sit and watch. everyone in Brasilito will pass by sooner or later on their way to or from the beach.

Thank peterfenn1
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We live in the little town of Brasilito (transplants from San Francisco) and have been coming to Tortugas and following owners Javier and Christina since they opened their doors. Our favorite part is that there is fresh fish daily, depending on what the fishing boat and spear fishermen catch that day! Our second favorite part is that we always feel like we are coming to dinner at a friend's house. The hospitality and hometown atmosphere is perfect....only matched by the perfect meals! If you want a local meal, without the tourist atmosphere and prices...then you should eat at Tortugas!

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Thank tbrauzi
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