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“Awesome food and atmosphere. Loved this place!”
Review of Cool & Calm Cafe

Cool & Calm Cafe
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Manzanillo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our Story Welcome to Cool and Calm Cafe, serving the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica! Owners Chef Andy Cook Campbell and Molly Meehan are dedicated to offering the freshest ingredients with a menu inspired by traditional Caribbean cooking fused with inspirations from around the World! Andy grew up on the Talamanca Coast right here in Manzanillo where he grew, harvested, and caught much of the food he and his family cooked at home. Molly is an herbalist and farmer from the US also dedicated to incorporating natural and healthy foods into our menu, while maintaining our signature Caribbean Latin flavor. We welcome you to share the culture and positive vibes of Manzanillo! Nuestra Historia Bienvenido a Cool and Cafe, que sirve el Caribe Sur de Costa Rica! Duenos Chef Andy Cook Campbell y Molly Meehan se dedican a ofrecer los productos mas frescos con un menu inspirado en cocina caribena tradicional fundida con inspiraciones de todo el mundo! Andy se crio en la costa de Talamanca aqui en Manzanillo, donde crecio, se recogieron y cogio mucha de la comida que el y su familia cocinado en casa. Molly es un Herbalista y tambien dedicado a la incorporacion de los alimentos sanos y Naturales en nuestra Menu, mientras que el mantenimiento de Nuestra firma sabor latino Caribe. Nosotros invitamos a que comparta la cultura y Vibraciones positivas de Manzanillo!
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Super cool restaurant across from the beach. Enjoy your delicious meal while listening to Reggae and visiting with the owner. I had the fish tacos which were huge! Had to eat them with a knife and fork as opposed to picking them up. My boyfriend had the Caribbean chicken, which was also great. Do yourself a favour and go here!

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Fantastic little cafe right by the beach. Totally chill with reggae going all the time and great food! Carribean style, the seafood is all fresh of course, and the jerk chicken was great. Fish tacos are a great choice. Andy is a great cook, just go here and you will be glad you did!!

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Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food. We ordered the tacos. Received way more than we expected. Andy was a great host and was even able to make my boyfriend smile after the "long" bike ride from puerto viejo to manzanillo. By far the best food on our whole trip.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Ate here a couple of times. Had the fresh lobster. Fun atmosphere, great food. Owners are fabulous people.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We walked into the restaurant, music playing, several young people dancing away, and were greeted by shots of some kind of liquor. A lovely start!

Fun place to be and hang out with people interested in relaxing and eating some good food. Very laid back atmosphere - the kind of place you could go in wearing your sarong and bathing suit. You can sit in the restaurant and see the beach from there. How much better does it get?

The food was good, but not fantastic. My shrimp were a wee bit funky, and the patacones weren't as good as they can be. But my husband's red snapper was amazing, he said.

Great atmosphere and so much fun. Where do you get to go and dance in your bathing suit and then eat fresh seafood?

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