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Coco's Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
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Main Street | 75 meters Norte de Correo Postal, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0665
11:30 - 09:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 09:00
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend and I ate here three times during our 5-day visit to Samara. The food is great, and so are the drinks. We chatted with the owner during one of our visits, and he was just so hospitable and lovely to talk to. If you're looking for a restaurant in Samara with solid food, you must dine here. It... More 

Thank brooklynkb
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a family vacation in Samara, CR. We found this gem of a restaurant in downtown Samara. We were looking for authentic Mexican food and found it here. The waitress was great and met all of our needs. The owner visited our table and chatted for a while. The cook was obviously very good at his job! Plus,... More 

Thank Teresa R
Brewster, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Costa Rica with 5 girl friends and we ate here almost everyday. Right on the beach so we could stay there all day and go in and out of the water. Drinks were terrific. Food was fresh and delicious!

Thank Susancapecod
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to eat and drink in samara beach...Owners have an inspiring story!! Food was amazing and it was a great place to watch sports!!

Thank Erin S
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We come here often when in Samara. Great indoor/outdoor restaurant. Has daily specials, both food and drink. Everything we have eaten here is very good. Nice salads, big for Costa Rica. Great pina coladas. Many different size tables with very unique hanging lights. One time a howling monkey was in tree inside restaurant. Dogs welcome. Good for groups, meetings.

Thank James C
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went in for the happy hour deal on the "monster margaritas" for 3,000 colones, 5-7 PM. Definitely not the best marg I've had, but it was a good spot for our large group and they had plenty of alcohol! :p

Thank _tp_usa
Clinton, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was our "go to" place. Tried it our first day. Just happened to be walking by. The restaurant looked so inviting, we had to try it out. No regrets here! Excellent food, good quantity and super friendly staff. Actually ate there three times. Twice for lunch, and once for dinner. Tasty every time.

Thank Jeffrey C
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent! I had fajitas and they had a very nice flavor. Not quite what you would get in the US, but very nice.

Thank Karen H
Sunrise, Florida
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We were hot and tired after a day at the beach. We found a table with a nice breeze from one of several ceiling fans. The waiter was very personable and attentive, he helped us with our selections and when a mistake was made, he was very attentive and got the mistake resolved quickly. The real measure is how fast... More 

Thank Chris H
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The food here is so fresh and good. The potatoes skins were so cheesy and well seasoned. The pineapple salsa on the tacos is really fresh! Portions are huge also and well priced! The service both times I've been has been wonderful! They also have great margaritas and a good happy hour special (5 to 7 pm). I would love... More 

Thank Ashley S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | 75 meters Norte de Correo Postal, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656 0665

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