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Tasty Waves Cantina

El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0507
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (209 reviews)
“burrito” (37 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Tasty Waves is really good and the atmosphere is exactly what you want at the beach. I would recommend getting their fish tacos. I especially enjoyed their passion fruit margaritas. I will forever compare all future margaritas to that one.

Thank allymariem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered this place after a long day at the beach and riding our bikes around Puerto Viejo... and we loved it! The shrimp tacos were outstanding! My husband had the fish tacos and those were amazing as well! They make their own corn tortillas...More

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found tasty waves here at tripadvisor because we wanted to get some mexican/american food. We got really good food served by very friendly and attentive waiters. If you are looking for that kind of food, i highly recommend tasty waves!

Thank 277j_rge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG the best tacos ever! We went here for lunch after our guide at the Jaguar Foundation Center recommended it to use. If you love fancy tacos this is your place! Staff and owner was great. He just picked up a sloth from the highway...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laid back (even for Costa Rica) spot right across the beach with great fish tacos and cold beer. What more do you need?

Thank Randy t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent some time in Puerto Viejo and found ourselves visiting Tasty Waves and it’s owner, Brighton, on two occasions. The food is very good. Would recommend the bbq burrito. It may sound odd but, it really is amazing. The cocktails are very ‘tasty’...More

Thank cbpestow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in Puerto many times and enjoyed almost every restaurant and bar. We visited tasty waves this evening to enjoy the NFL playoffs and we were delighted with our food and service. There was a mixup with our order and we had to...More

Thank philandmissy74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small spot with personable service, and outstanding food. Meals are well presented, and delicious. Great nachos with tons of toppings, and no skimping on the guac! The Tiki Chicken tenders are highly reccomended. Ice cold beer selection too, including some local Costa Rican Craft...More

Thank TaddM
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Puerto Viejo for two nights and ate here both nights. Food is amazing and prices are real good! Unfortunately I wasn’t there for any of their party nights but managed to be there to watch football and for movie night. Staff were...More

Thank justinrooney
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We were biking by the property when we saw them playing Sunday Football! So we stopped in for a drink and a snack. So glad we did. Great prices, wonderful engaging staff. We felt right at home here.

Thank Kayleighhumphries
Bryton2424, Owner at Tasty Waves Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for you awesome review, we really appreciate it. Your description is exactly what we aim for, your home away from home where our family makes you feel like family. Enjoy your journeys, and thanks again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0507
  • E-mail
Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, it's a lifestyle. We always strive to become your "home base", giving you local advice on where to go, what sites to see and how to get the most out of your journey or vacation. Our staff is more of a family and we always want you to feel welcome in our home. For the most part it's a relaxed atmosphere but don't get me wrong, we know how to party. Tasty Tuesday has become the biggest and most anticipated party of the week and we always show you a good time, so good that we close on Wednesday to clean up the aftermath. Thursday is Trivia Night, Friday is R.E.H.A.B., Saturday is Karaoke, Sunday Funday and Monday is our Movie Night with new and classics running on our 100" projector screen. Stop in, say hi and have a shot of Guaro with us. Tasty Waves Cantina ~ Livin' the Dream
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