Seafood in Playas del Coco


So many things to love about the Lookout: sustainably harvested Pacific oysters, locally brewed craft beers, and a small but intriguing menu of snacks, ceviches and sandwiches. And then there's the view, taking in t…
Fusion in Playas del Coco


The contemporary menu features fresh ingredients and innovative preparations, including enticing specials from the wok (such as sea bass poached with scallions, soy sauce and sesame oil). Save room for a decadent Me…
Seafood in Playas del Coco

Restaurante Donde Claudio y Gloria

Founded by Playas del Coco pioneers Claudio and Gloria Rojas, this casual, beachfront seafood restaurant has been a local landmark since 1955. The setting is perfect – breakfast, lunch or dinner – for watching beach…
Sushi in Playas del Coco

Tuanis Bowls

A fresh face on the Coco scene, this laid-back shack offers a select few (simply delish) items such as acai bowls featuring the Brazilian wonder-fruit in a variety of mixtures (add cacao chips or chia), and tuna pok…
Italian in Playas del Coco

La Dolce Vita

Set in the Pueblito Sur open-air mall/food court about 500m north of the main drag, this is the local expat choice for oven-fresh pizza in Playas del Coco. The setting brings to mind suburban USA, but you can't argu…
Ice Cream in Playas del Coco

Heladeria & Pasteleria Dolce Amaro

Charming north Italian couple Elena and Francisco, from the hills of Venezia, offer a mind-boggling combination of homemade ice cream (18 flavors at last count) and killer pastries such as the chocolatosa (super cho…
Costa Rican in Playas del Coco

Soda La Teresita

Located at the crossroads of the main drag and the beach, this place can't be beaten for people-watching in Coco. It's also your best bet for lunch, whether you're hankering for a torta (sandwich), a traditional cas…
International in Playas del Coco

Cafe de Playa

Take a stroll north of town and treat yourself to a delightful meal at this romantic beachside restaurant. The mighty Pacific is the backdrop and the surf provides the soundtrack. The menu focuses on local food and …
Cafe in Playas del Coco


Part cafe, part funky retail boutique, Congo's interior is groovy with arched booths, rattan sofas and a deconstructed wood-and-granite coffee bar. They serve espresso drinks and an array of healthy sandwiches, smoo…
Supermarket in Playas del Coco


Stop at the Automercado and pack a picnic for the beach. It's about 1km from the beach on the main road (Rte 151).