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“great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Playa Negra

Cafe Playa Negra
Ranked #4 of 11 Restaurants in Playa Negra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Peruvian, Latin, South American, Central American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Great food and prices for the adventurous that want to try the energizing peruvian ceviche or for the most conservative that want a fine Tuna steak or a good hamburguer. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Surf videos, bar and great music.
Rye, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
2 reviews
“great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

great food great price ate here alot. the owners are really friendly and was one of the better places i ate at my stay in costa rica

Visited November 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
“Great Grinds........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

The menu offered fine authentic Peruvian, Costa Rican (basic) meals, and some American favorites (Cheese Burgers & Chicken strips);

Visited July 2012
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Thank Victor V
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best ceviche mixto ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Made the trek from Tamarindo.

Small bar/restaurant in Playa Negra.

Checked out the menu. Interesting Peruana/fusion mix.

Chose the ceviche mixture. Ten dollars in cost. Imperial was 1200 colones. It was served with an iced cold mug. Perfect.

The ceviche was a mix of calamari, shrimp, and swordfish. Excellent Peruvian style taste. No choclo or camote but accompanied by lightly seasoned fried yuca. The yuca was just right with the ceviche.

My only reason not to give 5 stars was the bill. I made sure to read the menu, twice even and just before I got the bill. The bartender added on a 10% charge for service I am guessing which was not noted anywhere on the menu. I had planned on giving her more of a tip than she decided to take for herself. It was not worth an arguement. Just very disappointing.

I would ge back to eat here in spite of the shortcomings of the bartender. The ceviche was excellent and there are a number of other items on the menu that still need to be checked out.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank supaihiker
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andrea021, Propietario at Cafe Playa Negra, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
You are right ! It is not written on the menu. That is my fault; I did the menus and wrote it in spanish but on the english version, for some reason I left it out .
Thank you for letting us know. I will reprint the english asap.
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Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Some of the best food in all of Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

What is not to like?! Carlos and Andrea are amazing hosts! The food is Peruvian style, and quite frankly, much better than any I have eaten in Peru. If you miss out on this restaurant during you stay in the Tamarindo area you missed out on one of the best meals of your life.

Visited June 2012
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andrea021, Propietario at Cafe Playa Negra, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
WOW !!! I am so lucky to have you as a costumer ! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing.
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California City, California
2 reviews
“Best Cheviche Ever!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

Everything was delicious!! The service was fast & the vibe was fun & friendly.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Josh B
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