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Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8084
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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place stood out from all the other restaurants in Tortuguero in that it was exceptionally clean and bright and had two patios on the river. The food was the best non-Costa Rican food we had in Costa Rica. We ate there twice and had crepes, and lasagna. Even though we enjoyed beer, we noted they had a variety of... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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70 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sat and had drinks here several times and enjoyed the nice view. We also had brick oven pizza that we really enjoyed and that was fairly priced. The place feels clean and the food is good. They accept Visa cards.

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Thank cmr352
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate at Budda on two ocassions and were not disappointed. It's a little more expensive than many reastaurants in town but has very good, fresh food and a great setting by the rriver.

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Thank Rob M
Montepulciano, Italy
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Budda Cafe stands out with its riverside location, good food and great staff. Are there twice and both times excellent.

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Thank Peter J
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the special, two Mojitos and a hummus platter, and then we each had a Greek salad. Everything was outstanding including the quiet ambience and breeze overlooking the bay. The hummus was fresh and homemade and probably the best we ever had. One of the few places in Tortuguero to take credit cards.

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Thank Steven B
Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as cheap as a classical soda in Costa Rica but Budda Cafe offers excellent food, both international and local specialties, refreshing drinks and on top an awesome view on the river. Check it at sunset!

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Magliano Sabina, Italy
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212 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 7.30 pm to find the door closed - full, including 2 groups but our Host kindly let us in, served us a large, excellent Mojito and asked if we minded waiting a while - no problem when you are on holiday! Food was excellent - we had a seafood crepe and a pizza (crust as thick or... More 

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Thank Jocelyn S
Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is clean and the terrace is located on the canal. The cerveza is served very cold at a reasonable price. What else could you ask for when you need rest?

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Thank Easytraveler450
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place will take your breath away if you see it in all its sunshiney glory. We traveled here with a large group (20ppl) and they accommodated us so well! The langostines are delicious, as is the pasta. That is all I personally ate, but I did not hear a single complaint at our entire table (how rare is that... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent some time at the cafe where I did not eat ,however I had several drinks and the ambience of sitting by the river was fantastic. The cafe was clean and so were the rest rooms I would recomend a visit to sample the ambience of the location of the cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?