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Pescado Loco

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very tasty. Wife's fish may have been undercooked. Good pricing. Had the red snapper dish and wife had the butter filet dish. Not much of a crowd but it is off season. Fresh food. Not sure we will visit again.

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Waldoboro, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We at her for lunch with my 5 year old. Its very small and a back road just 50 yards from the beach. We were the only ones in the restaurant, and enjoyed our interactions with Carlos. The food was very good, and I was impressed with the house octopus dish. Reasonable prices as well Close to Condovac or Villa... More 

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Alberta Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We always enjoy lunch at Pescado, the casados are great. The road is dusty but the beer is always cold.

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Thank eyecare3
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

pescado loco is where the locals goes in playa hermosa, beers are only $2 and they have snacks all day

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Thank Belinda S
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

After a long day at the beach, we were driving back to our hotel in the town of Coco and we saw this place. We actually stopped for soda and a beer and ended up looking at the menu and seeing some stuff that looked good. We actually had a hamburger which was very good (and a break from the... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This place can be what you make of it, if you are laid back, nice and friendly travelers you will have an excellent time, I could see them not appreciating the ugly American persona, so if thats you it might not be your place. Reasonable prices for sure, my steak was great, my wife's fresh caught fish was simply amazing,... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Quaint locals bar / restaurant that serves up local fare and good seafood. Nothing fancy but good food and cold beer for a reasonable price compared to the surrounding area.

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Thank frannie1155040
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Been Playa Hermosa three times and every time, I made sure to visit this place. Loved the foods, especially the ceviches! If you want a place where the locals hang out at, this is your type of spot. Be sure to show up Saturday nights for Karaoke.

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acworth, ga
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Had two different great experiences here. Douglas was a good bartender and the family was so nice. All of the food was good and prices fair. Will be back in July!!

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Eat and drink like a local. Delicious Costa Rican food, fresh fish and cold beers. Very friendly owners and patrons made us feel welcome. We were staying at the El Velero Hotel across the dirt road and visited frequently. We seemed to be the only tourist and were always warmly welcomed. Small outdoor bar and a casual, inexpensive restaurant. Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?