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La Pecora Nera

3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0490
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (58 reviews)
“panna cotta” (6 reviews)
“carpaccio” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to take a dinner. The place is magical, service excellent, food is first class. Big and safe location. One of the best options in Puerto Viejo could be.... the best option. Prices are according with the quality.

Thank Christian G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Three dinners in a row, and each night was delicious. It's obviously a challenge to run a restaurant in a place where humidity, rain, and heat are your companion, yet Hilario gets it right, and cooks with love. Eat, drink and enjoy, and don't forget...More

Thank ElCidMadrid
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

In amongst the tourist bars and food stands that line the coast from Puerto Viejo to the next small towns south of there, there are some restaurants with real culinary aspirations, and this is one of them. The lovely setting might look like an upscale...More

Thank ArtAndFood
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our authentic Italian dinner in this beautiful open air restaurant. A little more expensive but great food, service, and ambience.

Thank Rcomet
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The food was good but I ordered the special of the day, which was jumbo shrimp, and the shrimp were whole and not cooked all the way through. Everything else was fabulous

Thank Onemnmlover
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This little restaurant could easily be missed. It is down a dirt track next to the Le Cameleon hotel. When we first went to it we thought that we may be going in the wrong direction, however as you pass the gym and some houses,...More

Thank EmmaKaid
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely settling, sophisticated food & wonderful friendly service. I've been 3 times. Great change of pace from beans & rice which I do love

Thank QueenBness
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I've been eating at La Pecora Nera for about 10 years now and it never fails to delight and impress me. The most recent time was with friends visiting and everything about this restaurant adds up to a very special night out -- with of...More

Thank Zoe C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very good food, very nice ambiance, very nice people, good service, but the prices are a litte bit on the high side.

Thank Montse450
Reviewed 25 April 2017

In an evening we went for it but couldn't find it, only the sign at the street. Was a very dark road, strange people were there, lucky we were in a car.

Thank grimiring
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Wilbur J
What day are they closed?
16 October 2016|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.
What happened to your other restaurant that was out front Of this one on the street?
9 October 2016|
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Response from KeanM | Reviewed this property |
It closed. Run by the same guy as Pecora Nets. The building is being redeveloped although I don't know as what
steve r
What time do they start taking reservations before opening at 5:30?
12 August 2016|
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Response from Charlie P | Reviewed this property |
I believe that they take calls in afternoon. Well worth it. A must spot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca  >  Cocles
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0490
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