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“Love this place”
Review of La Vida Loca

La Vida Loca
Ranked #47 of 106 Restaurants in Playas del Coco
Cuisines: Bar, South American, Costa Rican
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
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4 reviews
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“Love this place”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Best place to dance in Coco for the over 30 crowd. Excellent value for your money. Hankering for some North American style food, try Saturday night, buffet and blues for $20. The proprietor Jimbo is a kick in the pants as the shows MC. What could be more fun than shaking your tail feathers under the stars, while listening to the surf pound the sand. Where else in the world will you ever get to experience that? Just go check it out! Take the blvd down to the beach and turn left drive parallel to the beach until you can't drive any further. Park and cross the charming little wooden bridge and you've arrived.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Monkeyse
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English first
Whidbey Island, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Location, location, proprietor?”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great spot if you like hot. Music is fair to meddlin at best including DW when advertised as 'entertainment' - Staff is mostly stuffy - 60% of patrons have something up their rear ends. The proprietor, JJ, is offensive and abusive. I would NOT recommend this place.

  • Visited January 2013
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Simcoe, Canada
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A Must See”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife and our friends went to the Bar for an evening with Donny Walsh from the Downchild Blues Band. He has a Condo in Coco and plays every Saturday night during the month of February. The whole crowd I bet were Canadians, well at least 90%. The place was packed with a great bunch of people, even Donny went around talking to people during his breaks. One caution though, if you are there late, be careful after crossing the bridge. There have been a few muggings in the parking lot. Its very dark, don't do it alone, be very vocal and there should be no problem. Two of my friends have been mugged after closing the bar and crossing the bridge to the lot. Thanks for a great night and many foggy memories.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Don H
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Canadians welcome!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Saturday night we went to see the Downchild Blues band. Opening band was The Leathernecks. Great fun and just what you'd expect from a beach bar. Tip: pre-arrange your ride home.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank RoyGowler
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Tillsonburg, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Beach Bar”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Great little open air bar on the beach. Cold, cheap beer, good food and very pleasant staff. Great music on Saturday nights, Donnie Walsh and the Leatherbacks!!! Really, really good band!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank lewielouis
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