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“Charming, laid back, delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cocolores

Cocolores
Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Italian, International, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Open for lunch 12:00-4:00pmHappy hour 4:00-6:00pmDinner 6:00-10:00pmAbierto almuerzo 12:00-4:00pmHappy Hour 4:00-6:00pmCena 6:00:10:00pm
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Charming, laid back, delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Great relaxed atmosphere, great shakes and cocktails, and delicious dishes with passion for the detail.

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“Tasty cerviche”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

This is a lovely place by the sea.
The night i was there, it was full which is unusual for anywhere in Costa Rica in November!
The food was delicious, especially the cerviche starter.
The portions are huge though. I had to leave half my main which was shrimp and calamari which for me is unthinkable! Wasting delicious fish!! Terrible!
Prices are high enough but i found that with most places in montezuma and Costa Rica in general.

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Moorestown, NJ
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Killer ceviche!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Cocolores is a little restaurant near the beach at the end of Montezuma. It is operated by an angry, though charming, punk rock Italian guy who is very energetic and really knows his food. Although it's listed as ecclectic, I would call it Italian, Tuscan, in fact. We had a ceviche that was amazing and unlike anything I've had in Latin America. I have experienced this food in Tuscany, however, and when I asked Angry Italian where he was from he said Livorno. Why am I going on and on about this? Because I used to reside in Florence and this meal brought back some wonderful feelings and memories of my time living there. To me a really wonderful meal is an emotional experience and this definitely did that for me. I would go again in a heartbeat!

  • Visited August 2012
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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome little restaurant right on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

I got the steak with red wine sauce and it forever changed my life for the better. The waitstaff was super helpful and full of info about the menu. The atmosphere is off the charts amazing. Best ambiance in Montezuma.

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Thank Erika S
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Montezuma, Costa Rica
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“The most popular restaurant in Montezuma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I live in Montezuma, and Cocolores is the most popular restaurant here with toursists for good reason... the food is amazing. Travelers who discover Cocolores often come back again and again. It's under-rated on Trip Advisor. Try the "Curry Banano Fish" ... it's truly divine.

Visited August 2012
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