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“Great fresh food. Cold beer. Super clean. Super Friendly”

Los Trucos Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 47 Restaurants in Uvita
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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San Diego
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great fresh food. Cold beer. Super clean. Super Friendly”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We first went to Los Troncos after a local told us they had some good "bocas"....we wanted a little snack after a day at the beach. We got a Chifrijo and Cevichè mixto (we had tried both of these at few other spots in "downtown" Uvita).
The cevichè was super fresh and and a great sized portion. Mi Esposa likes it a little spicy and they have a couple different salsas to try on it. Delicious.
The Chifrijo. We didn't expect much from a bowl of beans and rice and a little pork, having had this local "fast food" before. Soon after we ordered we could smell the meat cooking and knew it was made fresh and just for us. It came out in a big bowl with tons of fresh pico de gallo on top and garnished with at least half an avocado. Fantastic.
Our Imperials were FREEZING cold and hit the spot as we were a little sunburnt and surfed out.
Since this visit we have returned several times and ordered more cevichè, Arroz con Mariscos (huge portion with tons of fish, clams, mussells, & crab), Pasta con Mariscos ala Diavolo (spelling?) which was spicy and full of seafood, and a chicken ceasar salad.
All were made fresh for us & were excellent.
The restaurant is super clean and a beautifully built palapa style design with gorgeous logs supporting the roof.
They have fast & perfect wifi if you need to get on-line for any reason.
Nice big TV's so you can watch some futbol or music videos.
Mayra the bartender was super friendly and awesome....giving us some info about shopping nearby, answering my questions about Tico Futbol, etc. etc. We told her our names and she remembered us when we came back.
We tried to go for a Tico breakfast, but they don't open till 11. Not sure if this is everyday or not.
We'll be back. It's damn good.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Wichita, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious and Accomodating”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

It is surprisingly very difficult to be vegan in this area, but Los Trucos went out of their way to make us delicious vegan burritos stuffed with beans and veggies. Not only was it great and filling, they never once made us feel bad for eating off-menu.

  • Visited April 2013
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USA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Los Troncos - Excellent restaurant - Highly Recommended”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We ate here 3 of the 5 nights during our stay in Uvita!
The ceviche, calamari, fish, chicken, pasta were all very good with great presentation.
Beautifully decorated restaurant, friendly service and reasonable prices kept us coming back.
Definitely worth it if you are visiting.

  • Visited September 2012
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Actual name is Los Troncos - great little restaurant”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

TRIP ADVISOR: Please change name of restaurant or contact the owner!!!

This cute little place serves very very good food. It doesn't look like much as you whiz by on the highway, but be sure to stop. You'll recognize it because it is built from beautiful logs (troncos, in spanish, hence the name).

The food here is mostly typical Costa Rican fare, but with lots of other options thrown in. The Shrimp Diavolo is fantastic, as is the Shrimp Ceviche and the Arroz con Camaron. Guess I must like shrimp!!! The owner and wait staff (Brian) are so incredibly friendly. The owner (sorry, can't remember his name) speaks perfectly good English, having spent time in the restaurant business in New Jersey, like most Ticos who go to the States. The food is very good and presentation is amazing. Please don't miss this restaurant on your trip to our beautiful Costa Ballena. Oh, and the margaritas are fantastic!

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Lori L
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