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Budda Cafe

Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8084
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (75 reviews)
“crepes” (15 reviews)
“cheesecake” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very expensive and they did not treat us properly. We had to wait so long. I did not eat my ceviche as it tasted so weird and nobody came to clean our table. Bad service for an expensive price. There are many good local restaurants...More

Thank Carla H
enrique l, Gerente at Budda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It's really pity that your experience with us has been bad. With regard to time, we always ask if the client has time, we are a very busy restaurant and try as much as possible to offer the best service, that is why as the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking view combined with decent food/delicious fruity cocktails. I had the carprese salad and the pasta, both fine, wouldn t have expected good italian food here.

Thank gini1991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there tonight and maybevwe just got a bad guy. But service was so slow that it was clear that he did not want to be there. Food was ok. Maybe even good when compared to local beans and fish. Prices are high. Very...More

Thank RonenSalton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Tortuguero is a small village in the rainforest with very basic services. I did not expect such a good restaurant in this surroundings.

Thank 740johannm
enrique l, Gerente at Budda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy that you liked it, it is a good place, different from what you would normally get, and it is for you. We wait for you soon and have a good trip ...!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although limited veggie options (including a very overpriced small salad) it was good by Costa Rican veggie standards. Staff were lovely and if tables overlooking the water

Thank 88travelbug88
enrique l, Gerente at Budda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestion, we are improving every day to offer the best service, our staff will always be available, smiling to provide you with the best services .. Thank you for visiting us, we are waiting for you soon..Good trip ...!

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

A few of us were recommended here today by our tour guide. Decent coffee, brownies and ice cream enjoyed (Although not the best ever), comfy seats and friendly staff. Can get right off the boat here, or walk in from the street side. Cool vibe.

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Stopped off for a beer on a hot afternoon. Lovely riverside setting and pleasant enough service. What’s not to like?

Thank davemartin3
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We came in only for a cup of cappucino - perfectly done , but could not resist the Budda cheese cake which tasted heavenly! a few hours later we returned for Pizza ( vegeteriana and suprima ) and Sangeria - this was just the perfect...More

Thank Israel B
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Great vibe, music, drinks and of course the best view in Tortuguero. We had dinner here one night and drinks another night. Definitely go when in town!

Thank KellyPhilipse
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Food was delicious and lovely view of the water. It was lovely, good service and close to the center of town.

Thank sherrygood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
We humbly offer the best Italian espresso, as well as different styles of coffee, very tasty desserts, international salads, some vegan or vegetarian meals, Italian, Mediterranean and European food. We offer a good service with multicultural staff, prepared and attentive in order to offer the best services in the beautiful Tortuguero National Park-Costa Rica
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