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“Go for the live music!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chao Pescao Small Plates & Bar

Chao Pescao Small Plates & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Worth, Texas
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111 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Go for the live music!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food is great, so that in itself makes it worth going to, but it's so much more fun when they have live music!

Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ft. Lauderdale
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A treetop jungle restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

The staff was very friendly, and the dishes were unique and flavorful. The small plates and drinks created by their mixologist were superb. The open concept ambience was tropical and jungle like. Warning (if large black beetles aren't up your alley, go before the sunsets as its a common thing in this environment) The night was too beautiful to end our night because of a few beetles. Remember its Costa Rica :)

Visited June 2014
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Ocotal Beach, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Try the chifrijo... Best in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Chao Pescao is wonderful... Great ambiance and an awesome specialty drink menu. The Chifrijo is a traditional Costa Rican food that is excellent.

Visited May 2014
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Mssachusetts
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153 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“good food and service. excellent cocktails and mocktails.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay at the Andaz. The menu was really interesting and the staff was helpful in making our choices. Cocktails and mocktails alike were delicious. Gorgeous location.

Visited February 2014
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Tapas restaurant in the chic Andaz hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We were at the Andaz hotel and Chao was our pick for our dinner. The Andaz hotel is quite secluded so getting to other dining options would require a drive in the Papagayo rolling hills so we opted to stay in.

Chao has a open air setting (no AC) like many other restaurants in the area. Bugs were everywhere. They like lights and this restaurant provided exactly the light source they enjoy. You can't stay away from them in Costa Rica I guess.

Decor is casual and chic. Flows well with the theme of the hotel. Lotsa of wood makes it very warm and welcoming.

Service is prompt. We ordered the 5 tapas sampler ($23). I enjoyed the tiraditos very much. Wished I ordered more of that. The arepas came with chicken instead of the beef as described in the menu. When I asked them, they simply said it was a menu mistake. I think the manager saw that I was surprised by her response so he sent a separate bowl of the beef topping to our table. Good move. A great sign of good management. It was one of the better dining experience I've had while in Costa Rica.

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