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“Too expensive...” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pescado Loco

Pescado Loco
Ranked #19 of 26 Restaurants in Playa Hermosa
Cuisines: Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Altdorf, Switzerland
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Too expensive...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

I wish I knew the proper prices in this region... $16 for a ceviche mixto was far too much for a small bowl of otherwise fun and rather tasty sea thingies. Still - it was my beginning in Costa Rica and I expected much bigger portion. :/
Shrimp coctail was a bowl of mayo-ketchup garnished with 6 shrimps. Expensive too.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Mike M
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Wichita, Kansas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Rip off!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

I got the chicken taco which was to include fries for $6.00, I did not get the fries and they charged $8.00. There was nothing but the taco. There was no customer service. They didn't even turn the lights on. I was the only customer. It tasted horrible. Do not go there.

  • Visited February 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Blah”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

The food was pretty blah and not cheap. My friend got the Chicken Casado, which tasted like they put no effort into it. I got the mixed Ceviche, which would've been fine if it wasn't mostly composed of impossibly hard octopus.

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Nicole W
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Mesa, Arizona
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Used to be great, but now is to expensive!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

We have been going to Costa Rica for over 7 years. This used to be one of our favorite places to eat. My parents really like the fish tacos. But the last time we went we couldn't believe the prices. They have become VERY greedy. We ate once and after realising how much the dinner cost never went back. We could eat at one of the nicer restaurants in the area for less than what they charged. They will loose lots of customers if they keep this up! And they definatly aren't putting into fixing this little hole in the wall up. Bathrooms were terrible!

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank DaniGus
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fresh fish...............but way overpriced!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2011

The place is very rustic and the service is laid back. The red snappers we had were very fresh but VERY expensive $30 (C$ 15,000) per fish. Dinner for two, with one beer, two appetisers totalled US$90!! There are much better restaurants in Playa Hermosa than this joint. I will not recommend or go back again.

  • Visited February 2011
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