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“excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taylor's place

Taylor's place
Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Tortuguero
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Switzerland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

The menu is relativly small but you have a meet, a fish and a veggi option- and the food was delicious. Unfortunately you don't see any signs showing the way. After the restaurant sunshine (which doesn't deserve the good ranking at tripadvisor) you go left and follow the path. You will find the beautiful restaurant close to the beach.

It's definitly worth going there!!! Our best meal in tortuguero!

Visited May 2014
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English first
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent fresh food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

If I could give this 4.5 I would.
Steak (lomito) done to perfection and the fresh fish with yuka was equally simple and cooked delicately.
The 4/5 comes from 2 things; I came here to try the homemade brownie ... Not available ! As were a few others but as my boyfriend said, this could be seen as a possible because it reinforces the concept that everything is fresh.
The other issue was my accompanying 'salad'. It's a bit of an oxymoron to serve the freshest of fishes in a well executed manor but with cucumber and raw carrot. Some red peppers or broccoli would have complimented it better.
However the lovely garden setting and service was perfect and the beers ice cold. Thank you Taylor's x

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1 Thank Poppyloveschillis
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Quebec City, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great little place very friendly and personal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Been there about 2 years ago when the place was new if i'm not mistaken (yeah rating my trips from the past was on my 2014 to-do list). We actually stayed in one of the two cabanas next to the restaurant and we enjoyed it very much. The owner (taylor i guess) was very nice and cooked us some great meals. He is also a certifide guide and he guided us to see the turtles wich was a very pleasant activity. He told us a lot about how it was growing up in Tortuguero.
Definitely recommend this place

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Pier_Olivier_12
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Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best brownie in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

Ok, if Buddha Café has the BEST CHEESECAKE OF THE WORLD you can also try the best brownie ever.
Carameled chocolate with toasted coconut and vanilla ice cream... just by remembering it makes me crave it. If you ever go to this wonderful place and order one remember to close your eyes and enjoy that bite.
It is a magnificent place, a beautiful garden-restaurant where the owner takes your order and cookks for you. He is a wonderful and warm person that also has a lot of information about town history and neviroment, also an excelent guide.
Taylors place is in the middle of towns neighborhood.
If you want to have a cocktail i totally recomend you the Taylor green and the Martuca (if you are lucky and Tortuguero is in Guanabana season ask for a Guanabana version of Martuca), you won't even tell how happy you are 'till you stand on your feet.
I'd like to thank Taylors place for all the happy moments i had over there in Tortuguero, it is for sure a magic place that you must go WITH NO RUSH PLEASE!!!! ENJOY THE JUNGLE!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DanielGonzalezm
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Germany
1 review
“Best Restaurant in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We highly recommend this place, you should try it! The food was really great and Ray, the owner of the restaurant, really cared about us. The
prices are moderate and the atmosphere is amazing, lots of animals just around you and a very romantic setting. Try the fish or chicken and the cocktails are great too. The best is to take what he recommends but I would do this everywhere in Tortuguero.The size of the meals are not that big but as it is not that expensive you even could order twice. We stayed at a room next to the restaurant which was simple but clean and cosy. The people who were staying there are very easy-going and we got to

Visited February 2014
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Thank Tonia L
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