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“Great Food, Great People, Great Vibe”

Tasty Waves Cantina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, it's a lifestyle. We always strive to become your "home base", giving you local advice on where to go, what sites to see and how to get the most out of your journey or vacation. Our staff is more of a family and we always want you to feel welcome in our home. For the most part it's a relaxed atmosphere but don't get me wrong, we know how to party. Tasty Tuesday has become the biggest and most anticipated party of the week and we always show you a good time, so good that we close on Wednesday to clean up the aftermath. Thursday is Trivia Night, Friday is R.E.H.A.B., Saturday is Karaoke, Sunday Funday and Monday is our Movie Night with new and classics running on our 100" projector screen. Stop in, say hi and have a shot of Guaro with us. Tasty Waves Cantina ~ Livin' the Dream
Reviewed March 7, 2011

My 16 year old and I recently spent a week in the little beach town of Cocles. On our first day, after a 5 hour van ride from San Jose, we walked up the street toward Puerto Viejo looking for a bite to eat. We found Tasty Waves and it ended up being our best experience...so much so that we ate (or drank) there every day, except Wed (when they are closed!). Their tacos are indescribably yummy and the breakfast burrito was out of this world! After a day on the beach, nothing beats cold beer, guaro shots and french fries---no shoes or shirt required! The vibe is very cool and the owners Bryton & Steve are great. To be clear, this is not an ultra-gourmet experience, this is a funky beach cantina with the freshest and most reasonably priced food we found. (Puerto Viejo is NOT a gourmet diner's paradise...we were charged US $50 for a plate of spaghetti and fried plaintains at one of the fancier "restaurants". Stop by Tasty Waves, you won't be disappointed. And don't miss Tasty Tuesdays for some nighttime fun!

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Thank SharonB7
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Bryton24, Owner at Tasty Waves Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2011

Thank you so much for the review! We miss you girls already! We had an absolute blast with you ladies and can't wait for the return trip or you can visit us at our next locations, Tasty Waves 2! It might be awhile but we're gonna make it happen. Thanks again for hanging with us everyday girls and always being awesome. No shirt, No Shoes, No problem!

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Reviewed February 27, 2011

I had veggie tacos at Tasty Waves Cantina for Tasty Tuesday, and they changed my life. Those things are like crack. I at them for lunch and I am probably going to go eat some more later tonight. Seriously guys, if you cannot think of any other reason to come to Puerto Viejo, come for the Tasty Waves tacos.

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Thank brookitha
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Bryton24, Owner at Tasty Waves Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2011

Thanks for the awesome review, we might have to put "your style" veggie tacos permanently on the menu, they've become popular! Thanks for hanging with us at Tasty Waves!

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Reviewed February 26, 2011

great vibe, great food, great friends. the free pool table is super sweet too!

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Thank drewdomkus
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Bryton24, Owner at Tasty Waves Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2011

Is that an Echo I hear? Thanks for the review and for hanging with us at Tasty Waves! Try our chocolate next time, IT'S AMAZING!

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Reviewed February 17, 2011

We were in Puerto Viejo for a week and this was our favorite place by far! We noticed the red and blue "beer and taco" signs for miles coming into Puerto Viejo and knew it was a place we wanted to stop (we ended up stopping frequently). The location is fantastic, right across from the beach, and everything else is better than fantastic. Good drinks, good food and good company! If you are in Puerto Viejo - esp. on a Tuesday - you CANNOT miss Tasty Waves!

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Thank staalad
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Bryton24, Owner at Tasty Waves Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2011

Thanks for the review guys, we really do appreciate it! Thanks for hangin with us on Tuesdays and liking our hand painted signs.We put up a few new ones that we think are hilarious so I guess you'll have to come back and check them out! Guaro Shots!

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Reviewed February 15, 2011

This place has had so many different names, occupants, types of food--I would have to agree this is the best yet, but honestly, now don't get all ugly on me, now. It's just a bar, and they're just tacos, burritos, wings. So don't go expecting a napkin, fork and glass of water kind of dinner. Good for ordering with a beer (or 3) and heading back to the beach.
A friend of mine said, "not a date joint, but rather the place you take the date for lunch after the date goes well." Like that description...

Thank Janick2010
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Bryton24, Owner at Tasty Waves Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2011

Thank you very much for your review, we honestly appreciate it. The way you described our place is us to a T, we have never aimed to be a date joint but more the place you go to for quick eats, cold beer, tasty cocktails and possibly run into that special someone....for the night, then take a shot with the owners. Thanks again for the review and we hope you have safe travels.

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