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Budda Cafe

Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8084
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (74 reviews)
“crepes” (20 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent food and dessert. Very chilled out atmosphere without a rush. Very nice waiters Nice place at the river. Average-high price class

Thank Ninjaja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Budda on our first day, Sunday, and were only saddened that they would not be open on Monday. We had drinks and appetizers around midday and enjoyed a table right on the canal facing the Park...service was a bit slow, but we were...More

Thank WTPNorfolk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a quick stop here to get at coffee. Place is very tastefull and spiritual in its decore - outside is a view of the river.

Thank Ida_Was_Here
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was a discovery that we loved because of the excellent view to the channels, so you can relax drinking something mean while the boats pass. Beautifully decorAted with hanging lamps, is better to make reservations because each time we went the best places...More

Thank Paulina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beautiful cafe and had a seat right on the river. The service was excellent, fast and polite. The menu was varied and had a selection of vegetarian foods as well as meats. We ordered a starter and main course with was far...More

Thank Robyn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stopped for an iced coffee but we were impressed by this place. It is a real tranquil oasis off the bustling street outside. We saw some food going out to others and it did look nice. The menu wasn't cheap but you are...More

Thank Els291
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in mid July 2017 - This was the first restaurant we ate at and my kids asked to go back every day. Food and service were excellent

Thank Bill-NJ-07702
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best bar and restaurant in Tortuguero, Fantastic food , excellent service, highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Fantastic food , excellent service, highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This reminds me of any number of fancy waterside bars in any resort across the world. It's lovely, and a bit of a departure from the majority of places in Tortuguero, so it's welcome, but not essential.

Thank Hanna C
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The food is fresh and fabulous. We asked for spicy peppers on our pizza and watched as they were picked from a small chile patch on site. Everything we ate was fabulous. The mojitos are outstanding! The staff and owner are efficient, attentive, and friendly....More

Thank Joanna H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: +506 2709 8084
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