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La DolceVita  Italian & Seafood

At El Pueblito en Playas del Coco

The restaurant setting invites you to feel the “La Dolce Vita-way” on the nice patio or in it’s air-conditioned areas. Chef Jose A. Piedra and its team have taken the restaurant to a new level by introducing fresh ideas to the traditional Italian dishes served to their guests.

Famous for: Homemade pasta and always fresh seafood.

Veggy options: 6 Appet. / 9 Main      Price range: $4- $18

Extras: Catering, events, delivery service.

Special Mondays: What’s cooking around the world?

2670 1384 

Chef: José Piedra (CR) Daily 10 am -8 pm

Casa del Mar  Seafood and International 

At Coco Beach Hotel. Playas del Coco.

A homey rustic open air ranch is the newest great-food spot in Coco’s downtown. An international cuisine with a wide menu, where steaks and seafood outstand. The experience is highlighted with a dedicated service. Plus the ranch, there’s a comfortable deck next to the pool and a wide view to coco’s main street.

Famous for: Steaks and seafood.

Price range:  $6-32  

 7 am a 10 pm Daily.  2670 2139

Extras: Swimming pool use for customers. (9am to 5pm)

  Arenas         Internacional and tropical    At Flamingo Beach Resort,  Flamingo Beach

Arenas Restaurant offers all-day dining in both indoor, air-conditioned comfort or on a breeze-kissed outdoor oceanfront patio. The gourmet international cuisine of Arenas Restaurant also incorporate Costa Rican flavors, offering a wide range of culinary delights to please any palate, including a variety of fresh seafood and meats, mixed with succulent tropical fruits. Many kids-friendly delights too. Famous for: Coconut-Crusted Dorado with Guanabana Salsa, Tuna with a Soy Ginger Sauce and their award-winning Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Veggy options:   5 appet./  4 mains.Extras: Área with A/C.   120 Guests


Price Range: App $8-10 Main $20-$30   7  am   to 10:30 am / 12  pm   to   4:30 pm / 6  pm   to   9:30 pm Every day      


Abbocato                Style: Author Cuisine

800M North from Do It C. by the road to Pen. Papagayo.

A very unique dinning experience in a rustic yet elegant 100 years old Guanacaste house. Author Cuisine from Andrea Fiorentin, Italian chef with extended international experience, will surprise you with an every-day-changing menu that creatively travels through amazing combinations of Mediterranean, Asian and Latin flavors, all in the frame of latest gourmet trends such as culinary constructivism, without leaving out the secrets of classic cuisine.The very private location of this historical house immersed in a natural environment, provides delicates atmospheres for both inside or outside dining. Each day, a 4 to 5 course degustation menu awaits their customers.  

Extras:  BKF, lunch and dinner – Catering, events and chef@your door – Transport arrangement -  #1 Award of Excellence Trip Advisor.

Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
2667 1121  

NOTES: Dinnertime requires previous reservation. Transport arrangement available.

Café       Restaurant & Coffee Bar 

Guardia, 8 km west of the Liberia Airport

High quality coffee and food in a relaxed coffeehouse environment. The coffee is organic, shadegrown and sun dried then brewed to perfection by trained baristas.  Lunches include paninis, soups, salads, daily special & traditional Costa Rican lunch. Also serving smoothies, homemade desserts, cold-brewed iced coffee & espresso based drinks. Open early for breakfast!  

Price Range:$2-10  Veggie options: 10

Extras:A/C, Free WiFi, Souvenirs, private events & parties, private parking.  Mon-Sat 5:30am-6pm

2667 0782

Picante                               Mexican & seafood 

At Bahía Pez Vela, Ocotal

Picante is back with familiar favorites and exciting new flavors.  Choose from munchy finger foods like chicken nachos or fish tacos to elaborate specials made nightly with the freshest foods from land and sea!  Delicious and affordable… with an unbeatable location.

Famous for: Intense flavors, great service.
Extras: Open air. A good place to go with kids. Live music on Tuesdays at 7 PM with Alexis Jimenez.

Every day from 12 to 8 PM 75 guest.    2670 0129

Dishes: From $4 to $18


Casa Verde         Fusion & Japanese

150 S from Liberia’s traffic lights, at El Punto

A fresh and green concept with three different atmospheres. Always good music. Always great food. Always something new. Famous for: Fresh flavors, outstanding presentations and best sushi in town.

Extras: Private parking, A/C, WiFi, catering.          

Vegetarian dishes: 5 appet./ 7 main.

100 Guest   App: $4 - $9/ Main: $ 6- $40

Tue-Sun,  11am to 11pm

2665 5037 / 2665 8901 Available for events

Chef: Rogelio Quiroz (CR)

Itamae: Malaki

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Pacífico Beach Club International      Beachfront, by chorrera street, Playas del Coco.

Pacifico Restaurant offers amazing ocean views and spectacular sunsets. Menu selections range from Mexican to classic American fare and Costa Rican favorites.

Daily specials are also offered and a Sunset  Happy Hour with 2 x 1 drinks is Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 7pm.

Veggy options:   5 appet./ 4 mains.

Extras:Área with A/C. Live music some days.

Note: Only credit cards or debit cards are accepted.

60 Guests Price Range: $8-16*

2670 2217  10am - 6pm Daily

*Note: Only credit/debit cards are accepted. 


Carolinas      International with  a Twist 

Downtown Tamarindo


A romantic and elegant place with superior service, excellent food and an ample wine selection. Famous for: Papaya curry soup, smoked salmon salad with wasabi dressing and rack of lamb with champagne mustard sauce. Extras: Free ride from any hotel in Tamarindo.

Vegetarian dishes: 3 appet./  4 mains.

50 Guests   App: $ 5- $ 10/ Main: $ 15- $ 32

26531946  / 83796834  Mon-Sun 6 pm-11 pm

Chef: Hanspeter Kuster         


Luna de Plata           Crêpes 

Pueblito Las Palmas in Playas del Coco.

A large variety of crêpes, deserts, salads, sandwiches, and smoothies in a cozy street-cafe atmosphere. Try the delicious new dishes!!

Don’t miss the Saturday and Sunday Bruch.

Famous for: French Style Crêpes, both salty and sweet.

Extras: WiFi,  A/C, Electric generator.

35 Guest  Vegetarian dishes: 8.  8390 6814    8 am-9pm  Mon- Sun

From $4 - $8




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