We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices


Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
main road to punta uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0664
12:00 - 20:00
Open now
All hours
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 157: English reviews
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

And nice people... I took the fish and it was really good and everything else was well cooked. Service was really nice and fast.

Thank ausia
Guelph, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little casual place we could walk to as we were staying in Punta Uva. The food was plentiful. I had the whole red snapper and it was delicious, nicely cooked.. Service was decent. Not too expensive, overall reasonable. This was a nice quiet chill casual atmosphere on a weekday in October. Would easily come back here again.

Thank johnesv
Hamilton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lots of locals and tourists recommended this restaurant to us. We were happy we stopped in. I had the sea bass with carribean sauce and it was delicious. Food is made to order and the offerings depend on the recent catch, so be a bit flexible and they will try to ensure you have a lovely meal. We traveled in... More 

1 Thank Jennifer B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Food was great and 'though it took a while to eat it was worthwhile!!! The ambience resembles Caribbean and the music was great. We totally recommend this place. Make sure you ask pollo caribeño and margarita

1 Thank Ana A
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here in August of 2016. We heard about the Rondon here. We ordered it and absolutely loved it!!!! It is beautiful here. Located off of the road. It is open and quaint and cozy. The staff was excellent, friendly and very helpful!!! The Chocolate Labrador dog, Gema, was very nice too!!! The prices are very affordable!!! We will... More 

Thank Stewart F
Punta Uva, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
119 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Crafted by Selvin Brown himself from local hardwoods, this is a gorgeous restaurant popular with Ticos and visitors alike. The Rondon is superb and he serves the best Pollo Caribbeno on this coast. The grilled tuna, ordered slightly seared and of sushi-quality raw in the middle, blew my socks off (okay blew my flip flops off). Service isn't as slow... More 

Thank SocklessJ
Marin County, CA
Level Contributor
28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My husband ordered the Rondon. OK, flavor good. Some fish but mostly filled with small crab claws that should have been used only for flavor and not for filler! Basically a broth for $15-

Thank Audone
Highland, Michigan
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and service! We ate here on our last night! Beautiful place very romantic and our waitress by far was the best we ever had. Food was absolutely delicious. Get the lobster, pricey but worth it! Fresh!!!

Thank Heather A
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We love Selvin's - we've been coming to Punta Uva for years and must visit at least once, but preferably more, on each trip. Favorites include: rondon, grilled pargo, rice & beans, and mojitos. We want to branch out on the menu but these favorites just keep calling us back!

Thank OsoGata
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Selvins is located on the left side of the main road before the Rio Ernesto and Punta Uva. We've eaten here many times. Selvins is one of our favorite places in the area, both for the setting and the food. The service is very good, and you can't go wrong with any of the local dishes. The pargo rojo is... More 

Thank BlueBassBoat

Travellers who viewed Selvin's also viewed

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon
Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon

Been to Selvin's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: main road to punta uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0664

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Selvin's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?