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“First Class Restaurant in Food and Ambience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar

KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melbourne,
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“First Class Restaurant in Food and Ambience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I was staying in Puerto Viejo at the Banana Azul October 20 to 29, when a young American couple recommended that I try the food at Koki Beach Restaurant and Bar! I went there and ended up eating there on 3 different occasions!
The food is top class and reasonably priced. I recommend the lobster, and the filet steak with blue cheese sauce! The desserts are great and the two for one cocktails at happy hour really good value!
Both of the owners are really great guys and couldn't do too much to make each visit a memorable one! Great view of the beach and people watching from the dining area!
This would have to be the best eatery in the area!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank samoasal
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kokibeach, Owner at KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for sharing such a descriptive in depth review of your visits to Koki Beach. We are very happy to hear you are naming us The Best Eatery in the area and we are delighted to acknowledge a fair share of our customers are return clients such as yourself.

Cheers

Chris
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“THE spot in PV!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

This place is my favorite spot in Puerto Viejo. I love the staff, the food, and the music. This spot has it all. From the apps to the main dishes, the food is great, you can't go wrong with anything from the menu. The drinks are awesome. The best mojito I have ever had! (They have "2 for 1" and other drink specials almost every day! I LOVE the decor and the lounge music. It's the type of spot you just fall in love with. The owners are super attentive and even bought us shots on the house as a welcome to town. We loved this place so much, we came back three times during our weeklong stay. I highly recommend this establishment and can't wait to go back!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank CitizenoftheWorld80
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kokibeach, Owner at KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you so much for taking time out to share your experience at Koki Beach. It really makes us happy when our clients thoroughly enjoy our spot with all that it entails to make a memorable experience and its our goal to have all our guests leave our place with the same high level of satisfaction. Thank you for making us your favorite spot in town and hope to see you back soon

Pura Vida

Jorge
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Lewisville, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A treasure in Puerto Veijo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

We spent the month in Playa Chaquita. We ate at KOKI Beach twice. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. If you are in Puerto Veijo stop in and ask for Chris, he is one of the owners and a great host. Pino, a friend of ours gave us a live lobster just prior to our going to KOKI's for dinner. We had the lobster in a bag and asked Chris if he could broil the lobster for us. Without hesitation, he said we can make that happen. That folks is customer service. Thank Chris for a terrific evening.

Visited October 2012
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5 Thank Dominick P
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kokibeach, Owner at KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time and effort to write about your visits to Koki Beach. It was a pleasure to accommodate your simple request besides we would never let a fine looking lobster go to waste. Ever. Glad you enjoyed your meals with us and sure hope to see you back soon again.

Safe travels

Chris
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

A bit more pricey than other restaurants in the area but well worth it. Relaxed atmoshpere and friendly staff. The best steak I had while on the East coast of Costa Rica.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James F
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kokibeach, Owner at KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear James,

Thank you for submitting a review of our restaurant. Your opinion is important to us and we always look for ways to improve our product often based on comments submitted by travelers on TA.

Glad you enjoyed our steak and, due to popular demand, I am happy to let you know we will be adding a few new cuts when we kick off the new season. Thank you once again for taking time out to share your experience with others

Pura Vida

Jorge M
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Tucson, Arizona
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We ate our last dinner at Koki Beach restaurant before heading home. The food was outstanding and the portions large. The Mojitos were out of this world and the service impeccable. The maitre d and the waiters were very friendly. I had the lobster and it was so fresh you could tell it just came out of the ocean. The shrimp, calamari and red snapper were just as fresh according to my family. In closing the food and service were outstanding but you pay for it. The cost is the only reason I did not give it 5 stars. I would visit the restaurant again if I was back at Puerto Viejo.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TierraPat
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kokibeach, Owner at KOKi Beach Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thank you for taking time out to share your feedback of our restaurant. We happy that you really enjoyed your visit at Koki Beach giving us high marks for our food, drinks and service.

Its important to know that we use the highest quality products we can get our hands on and buy locally and organic when possible ensuring freshness and at the same time supporting local growers and artisanal fishermen. That might not make us the cheapest alternative in the area, like you point out in your review, but it fulfills our commitment to be active participants in our local community in which we live.

We also use premium brands in our well drinks - even during Happy Hour - to ensure the morning after experience is equally as pleasant as the night before at Koki Beach.

Once again, thanks a million for sharing your, opinion on our establishment and safe travels

Pura Vida

Jorge M
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