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“Pork ribs....only one!”
Review of El Coconut Beach Club - CLOSED

El Coconut Beach Club
Price range: $5 - $50
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: El Coconut Beach Club; is the need branch of El Coconut Fine Dining of Playa Tamarindo, now also located in Playa Potrero. Do expect the service to be top notch; Do expect the kitchen to accommodate all of your desires and Do expect the Ambiance to be casual and laid back :O) Do come and Join us for a day by the pool, a cool cocktail in your hand, some lunch or just lying on the beach- beds watching the sunset. Every week-end we offer the Biggest wood BBQ in the region. Your romantic dinner is assured under the stars accompanied by the music of the Pacific waves. - JUST ENJOYING LIFE- That is what we are all about
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Friends of ours and their family (party of eight) went to El Coconut on Wednesday night. We were seated almost immediately. As appetizers, we ordered two orders of the spider patacones, one Caesar salad and one calamari in garlic butter. Four of us were looking forward to the pork ribs as our entrees! The spider patacones came in a reasonable time....the salad came after all the entrees were served and the calamari appetizer never showed up. When the entrees came, the four of us who ordered pork ribs were very surprised at what was served..each plate came with one rib, the baked potato was only a small portion of a normal sized potato and the veggies consisted of one slice of cooked tomato on top of one slice of squash and a few slivers of cooked onion. My rib had the most meat of the four and I was able to get seven small bites of meat from it....one of the other person's rib was mostly fat and gristle...when I order ribs as an entree, I expect at least three ribs! And there is no excuse for the small portion of potato and vegetables that were served as sides! The menu lists "Pork Ribs" (plural)...with baked potato and vegetables.
Service also left a lot to be desired....they had a few tables occupied but the place was not crowded. My wife and I ordered glasses of white wine....no one ever stopped to see if we wanted refills...we had to flag the waiter down....water was served in pitchers...the pitchers were emptied and never refilled....the salad was served only after asking where it was....
We were very disappointed in El Coconut! We've eaten at El Coconut quite a few times over the past three years and have always left with mixed feelings. We only went this time because our friends wanted to eat there....needless to say, four of us went away disappointed and hungry!
The location of this restaurant is it's main attraction...

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Thank Toadhollowtravellers
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Owner is a Packer fan so we had to stop. Very good bar food. Good drinks. Pretty waitress's. Great place to sit and people watch. Fun.

Thank deepdiverhermano
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Have gone every Sunday to this restuarant on a Sunday to listen to the music and enjoy the barbecue. No longer, on returning this time I had a really grim evening. I ordered from the Spanish menu. When presented with the bill everything was a different (much higher price). The bill had been prepared with prices from the English menu. I also had a glass of wine knocked over by a waiter. No apology, no replacement, no visible management. The Norweigean lady who ran this place effectively was not on the premises and this seems to have changed the experience quite dramatically.

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Thank betleugese
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

The menu was very interesting and offered good value meals which, if you got what you ordered, were great. We visited twice. On the first occasion we got one starter between two although we had both ordered one each. On the second occasion we got a starter but no main course. Plenty of staff, very few customers so don't really understand the problem although most of them seemed rather disinterested. Nice staff guy from Naples obviously aware of the premises shortcomings.

Thank Jancar50
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

This was a good restaurant the food was delicious. If you are in Playa Potrero this is a good spot to go for a special dinner out.

Thank Geoffrey J
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