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“The coco loco experience...pura vida”
Review of Coco Loco

Coco Loco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Central American
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A casual beach restaurant offering gourmet local cuisine at very reasonable prices. Feet in the sand outside or covered area. Gorgeous sunset view or watch the waves any time of day. Open for lunch and dinner. Visa and Master card accepted. We close annually from September to November for the rainy season.
Ontario, Oregon
1 review
“The coco loco experience...pura vida”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

If you want the perfect place to watch the sunset ON the beach in Costa Rica, the perfect view, ambience, excellent food, outstanding service and truely understand pura vida...this is THE place to go. I have been there several times now and have always been delighted with the evening. The service is excellent all you have to do is ask and they are happy to accomodate you. Manfred in particular was so helpful. He was professional, helpful, had an ever ready smile and was very patient with my attempts at spanish.
And...if you want to add a little zing to your evening ...be sure to try a coco loco...served in a coconut! Share one or ..... have three..you won't be disappointed. :)

  • Visited April 2013
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Fort Bragg, California
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“poor service and chairs falling in the sand”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

The service at this small beachside restaurant was poor. We didn't get our order taken for 15-20 minutes; the table and chairs were a bit off kilter because of the sand; when we finished our drinks, no one came to give us the check. When we finally got the check we had to cross the street to the actual bar and pay our bill at the cashier. Just not run efficiently or pleasantly, especially in comparison with all the other places we visited.

Visited March 2013
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jltaulere, Owner at Coco Loco, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We listen to feedback, and here are some changes we have made in response to your review:
1) Although many clients prefer being served right on the beach, because the daylight sun does make for a higher temperature, we added a covered area with additional seating in the shade under a roof.
2) We reorganized the kitchen layout to make things more efficient and to provide faster food service.
3) We posted multiple No Smoking signs throughout the seating area and we are enforcing them.
Thank you again for your comments. We hope to see you again at Coco Loco. Owner Jean-Luc Taulere
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place on the beach.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Coco loco is just a few tables on the beach, but the food was excellent as was the staff. It was so nice to stop on our beach walk & have a cocktail & bite to eat. At night, it was great to eat right on the beach.

Visited February 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect Setting”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you are looking for a perfect setting to dig your feet in the sand and watch the sunset while enjoying great cocktails and fresh, authentic Costa Rican food then Coco Loco is for you. We loved it so much that we vistited twice. Each time our meal was tasty, the service friendly, and the sunset beautiful. My kids asked why would bother going anywhere else to eat on our vacation. The only one negative was the mosquitos, so bring your bug spray. The torches that the staff lit really helped, but didn't rid of us of being bitten completely. I think I had the best cocktail of our entire eight day trip there. It's called the Coco Loca and served in a coconut. Need I say more? I loved the yellow fin tuna tacos and my son like the pork ribs so much he ordered them twice.

Visited April 2013
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Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great Drinks and Service”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Laid-back, on the beach. Great place to watch the sunset. No bugs. Not really a restaurant - seemed like tables on the beach with a cooking area on the other side of the road. I finally felt like I was in Costa Rica when we ate here. The kids loved it too since they weren't in a stuffy restaurant.

Visited March 2013
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