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“Great location for a cold beer on the beach”

Playa Roca Hotel - Restaraunt and Bar
Ranked #10 of 11 Restaurants in Las Penitas
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great location for a cold beer on the beach”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great place to kick back and watch a few hours go by. Very laid back atmosphere - beach sand floors, plastic chairs, palm frond roof and really cold beer.

Visited August 2014
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“Bed Bugs!!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Playa Roca for 4 nights and we loved the location (it's right on the beach and the view is great).
However, the place is a bit run down (we stayed in a dorm) and we had bedbugs in our room. I got a lot of bites and we saw the bugs on the sheets. When we told the owner, she didnt seem to take us seriously. We didn't have to pay for the night and as soon as we spotted the bugs, they let us stay in another room.
But the whole incident was definitely a huge downer so I would recommend to stay elsewhere, in a cleaner hotel/hostel!!!

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good selection, tasted great.”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

I liked the pasta and mexican type dishes. I liked the breakfast offerings The pancakes were as good if not better than most anywhere.
I wish there had been shrimp and more fresh fish available but found that this was a problem for other cafes in Las Pinitas this time of year.

Visited March 2014
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Granada, Nicaragua
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Location”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

The location really sold it for us. We didn't find much else going for this place. We were all really disgusted with our meals, especially the Tacos. The chicken they used was either canned or minced and the cheese was out of a spray bottle. At least the dogs had a good lunch.

Visited November 2013
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Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Non-verbal service, good location/food”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

The food here is really good and the location awesome, right in front of some rocks on the ocean.

Service was 100% non-verbal. Not sure why. Not the first time I have encountered this, but the first time at a touristy venue like this one. I noticed the same at other tables.

The cerviche was really wonderful. Very “lime-infused” so quite refreshing. Grab a Toña, relax, and enjoy the people-watching at this popular venue and enjoy your view of the northern Nicaraguan coast!

Note the washrooms were also amongst the cleanest I have encountered. More for the mujeres than the hombres. Gotta love that!

If in Las Peñitas, definitely eat here. But a note to meseros that travellers generally enjoy even a word or two of interaction with wait staff. Just sayin’. :)

  • Visited November 2013
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