Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica Food Guide: 10 Costa Rican food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Playas del Coco

December 13, 2019 Augustus Redeker

Discover Restaurants offering the best Costa Rican food in Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. A water sports and recreation gateway surrounded by palm-lined beaches and rocky bays, Playas del Coco is under an hour from Liberia, Costa Rica’s Daniel Oduber Quiros International Aiport (LIR). Relax on white sand beaches or stroll the black sand beach beneath the cliffs at Playa Ocotal. Dive, snorkel, swim, surf, fish, bird-watch, kayak, sail, jet ski, hike, bike, golf, and horseback ride.
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10. Bambu Beach Bar

100 Metres East of Police Station Beach Front, Playas del Coco 55050 Costa Rica Bar, Costa Rican, South American Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music, Waterfront [email protected] +506 2670 0711 https://www.facebook.com/bamboobeachbarcoco/
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4 based on 125 reviews

Bambu Beach Bar

Beach bar & grill with live entertainment and amazing view of the pacific ocean.

Reviewed By nicandtim02

A fantastic place for lunch on the beach at Coco, fantastic location, great atmosphere and wonderful food.The perfect place to chill, relax and watch the world go by.We were well looked after by our waitress, sorry I didn't get your name.We will be back in October. Can't wait! :-)

9. Cafe de Playa

La Chorrera Street 900 Meters East from Zi Lounge, Playas del Coco 50503 Costa Rica Bar, Seafood, Central American, International, Costa Rican Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Li [email protected] +506 2670 1621 http://www.cafedeplaya.com/
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4 based on 518 reviews

Cafe de Playa

An elegant beachfront retreat Café de Playa is a slice of the Pacific Paradise, with welcoming accommodations and luxurious living. Indulge in the bounties of the sea, the fruits of Costa Rica and beverages from around the globe. A world unto itself, Café

Reviewed By Jlyonsch

We had an amazing dinner on our last night in Costa Rica. Chef Luis prepared a delicious and original pasta dish with the fresh Yellowfin Tuna our group caught earlier that day. The skirt steak on the sea salt block was also tender and flavorful. The service was impeccable. Only wish we had known about this gem earlier on our trip. Would definitely recommend. Best dinner in Costa Rica.

8. Soda La Teresita

Across From Public Beach, Playas del Coco Costa Rica Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Waterfront +506 2670 0665
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4 based on 260 reviews

Soda La Teresita

Reviewed By travelbug8405

We went for the pork chop breakfast (on the recommendation of a long time expat) and were not disappointed. The food was great and plentiful. The owner served us himself and was so kind and helpful. Would definitely return!

7. Provecho Gastropub & Grill

Across the street from the Hard Rock Cafe, Playas del Coco Costa Rica Central American, International, Healthy, Gastropub, Costa Rican Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Free Wifi [email protected] +506 4702 4057 http://www.provechocr.com
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4 based on 138 reviews

Provecho Gastropub & Grill

A neighborhood gathering spot. Thoughtfully sourced food with creative flavors served in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Reviewed By DHBunky

Get there a bit early to enjoy dinner and a cocktail prior to Monday Trivia. Moosehead (Canadian) beer is on special!!!! Awesome good fun.Tell Kate - the Leave it To Beavers Team sent you.

6. Pacifico Beach Club Restaurant & Bar

From Pacifico,400 mts West & 800 North on Chorrera Road, Playas del Coco 50503 Costa Rica Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, International Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Television, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Free Wifi, Live Music, Waterfront [email protected] +506 2670 2217 http://www.pacifico-costarica.com/pacifico-faqs/
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4 based on 238 reviews

Pacifico Beach Club Restaurant & Bar

Our Beach Front Restaurant offers indoor (A/C) and outdoor dining experience. Our menu is based on Contemporary Costa Rican cuisine with a personalized touch by our talented chef. Private events and groups are welcome. Our philosophy is to enhance each vi

Reviewed By Kathy W

What a special place this is! The service is superb and the food selection and taste is fabulous. You can eat inside or outside on the beach.

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5. Zi Lounge

151, Playas del Coco Costa Rica American, Costa Rican Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Delivery, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts V [email protected] +506 2670 1978 http://www.zilounge.com
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4 based on 1123 reviews

Zi Lounge

Zi lounge is a bar/restaurant in the heart of Coco. It was founded in 2008 and is now widely regarded as Coco's best spot for food, drinks, and entertainment. Zi lounge features the longest happy hour in town, multiple flat screens to watch all your favor

Reviewed By tkecincy

We stopped at Zi thinking we could get a quick meal before heading back to our condo for the night. The service was quite slow. Our server checked on us twice in the first few minutes after sitting down, but after telling her we still needed time to review the menu we didn’t see her again for probably 10-15 minutes. I ordered fajitas, but that’s not what I received. I’m not exactly sure what it was, but ate it because by the time it came we were anxious to finish & leave. My husband said his meal was good. Hello tkecincy,Let me apologize for your recent experience at Zi Lounge. It appears our salonera stopped by a couple of times to take your order but you were not ready. It is always a balance to determine when to come back to someone's table once they state that they need more time. We will review with the staff to check back a bit sooner. I have sent you a request to find out more information on your meal. We do have supervisors on the floor for this reason. If you did not get what you order please let the salonera or supervisor know so we can rectify the issue immediately. If you do not give the restaurant a chance to either replace the meal or even comp it then we both failed. It is our policy to rectify all issues in this way. If you are still in the area please stop back in and we will comp you a fajita plate. Our customers and their experience are our #1 priority.Gracias

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4. Coconutz Sports Bar & Restaurant

Main St, Playas del Coco 5019 Costa Rica American, Brew Pub, Bar, Costa Rican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accept [email protected] +506 2670 1982 http://www.coconutzbar.com
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4 based on 1567 reviews

Coconutz Sports Bar & Restaurant

Coconutz is the local "Expat" hangout & tourist Bar & Grill. Home of Angry Goats craft Brew House. We have 14 TV's & projection screens for all Sports. Known for great pizza, burgers, WINGS, seafood and Costa Rican Fusion. Live Music most nights of the we

Reviewed By 44Sailor

One of our favourite places to stop in Coco. The food is good, staff friendly and fast ... the band playing the night we were there was good but too loud and never took a break so we couldn’t talk to people we met. My husband didn’t like the ribs but my wings were excellent!

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3. Nya Restaurant

Villa Buena Onda From the Anchor: 200 Meters East and 700 Meters South, Playas del Coco 50503 Costa Rica International, Costa Rican, Central American Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +506 4031 7707 http://www.villabuenaonda.com/dining/?utm_source={{ts}}&utm_medium=tripadvisor-restaurant
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5 based on 108 reviews

Nya Restaurant

Enjoy an adults-only dining experience with an ocean and pool view. International menu with nightly specials. Attentive wait staff in a luxurious and secluded dining environment. The ambiance is quiet, romantic and ideal for couples. Perfect to celebrate

Reviewed By MoriartyParadise

The food is absolutely superb, and complemented with a highly attentive staff, a cozy and intimate ambiance, and a jaw-dropping view, makes this unique hidden gem one of the best restaurants in the country! Everything’s fresh, immaculately prepared, and beautifully presented. For lunch, you just can’t go wrong with their nachos, fish tacos, ahi tuna salad, or steak sandwich. And for dinner, make sure to get there early to watch the sunset over a couple of cocktails, and then enjoy their caribbean style seafood soup starter, followed by one of their freshly caught fish specialties. Highly recommended!Muchas gracias for sharing so many excellent recommendations of our dishes. We really appreciate it and hope you will return soon! Pura vida!

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2. Pescaderia Mar Azul

Calle Larrain Camino a Cacique, Playas del Coco 50000 Costa Rica Seafood, International, Costa Rican Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Full Bar [email protected] +506 8330 3117 http://www.facebook.com/marazulpescaderiaelcoco/
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5 based on 141 reviews

Pescaderia Mar Azul

Reviewed By iwannabeer

We didn't actually dine in, but picked up some amazing mahi mahi steaks and jumbo prawns to bbq at our Air BnB. The quality was amazing, the price was right and the service was fantastic. We'd planned on a dinner stop one night, but after a long day at the beach, pulled the plug - very unfortunate, as it looked absolutely amazing! Definitely give this place a try when in town.

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1. Nonna Rina

Calle Principal Foud Court Coco Beach Hotel, Playas del Coco Costa Rica Italian, Pizza, Fusion, Street Food, South American, Costa Rican Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Table Service, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +506 8723 5145 https://www.facebook.com/Nonna-Rina-1651037511874362/
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4 based on 59 reviews

Nonna Rina

Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria. We serve delicious, freshly home made pizza, pasta and desserts. Eat it here or take it to go your choice!

Reviewed By Jim C

After a week in town we finally got around to trying this place and wish we had found it sooner. Made to order pizzas and a full list of traditional Italian dishes, all of them beautifully presented and tastily prepared.Outdoor dining and a very gracious wait staff made our visit all the more enjoyable. My wife is a vegan and they were very accommodating

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