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Seafood in Playas del Coco

Lookout

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

Citron

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…
Bar in Playas del Coco

Bamboo

The former Tiki Coco offers a front-row seat for the ongoing beach-volleyball action or, even better, a killer sunset. This open-air beach bar offers beach-accented gastropub fare, ice-cold beers and hand-crafted co…
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…
Chocolate in Playas del Coco

Cata/Solo Bueno

So, how are you going to transport delicious chocolate, roasted and refined on-site from cacao grown on an experimental finca in the Costa Rican mountains, back home without it melting in the Guanacaste heat? You're…
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 …