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Marisqueria y Restaurante Kukula

$$ - $$$
Soups, Seafood, Costa Rican
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Calle de entrada a Quepos | Frente a la segunda entrada a Boca Vieja, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
+506 2777 2735
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. From their fresh local seafood to their tamarind pork chops to even the most simple of local fare like chicken and rice... It was excellent across the board.

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Thank Dru P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We were directed to this restaurant while looking for another. What a fortunate happenstance! It's slightly off the beaten path so prices are much better. Locals even eat there! The seafood is fantastic and fresh and had the home cooked feel to it (as though someone's mother was cooking for us). We were well taken care of.

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Thank TDot36
Chicago, IL
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We had been eating quite a bit of resort food and wanted some more local traditional food. We headed there one evening (it's off the main path across the bridge) and found it after some misdirection. Best restaurant of our trip and we enjoyed the seafood soups, several appetizers, and seafood plates.

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Thank Baek K
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service!! Great price!!! We ate here twice during our stay in Quepos!! We ate shrimp al ajillo and fish fillet al limon!! We absolutely loved it!! So good and affordable compared to all of the rip offs (restaurant ) in the area. This is actually our second visit to Costa Rica and also our third visit to... More 

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Thank Jen1375
Thousand Oaks, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Kukula's has a great local feel and the food is awesome. Great prices too. The food in Manual Antonio area can be very expensive. I think this is the best deal in town with a cool casual local vibe and Yummy food! Kukula is a great cook. We also hired him to cook at our house we rented and it... More 

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Thank Leah K
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel, and were thrilled not to find many tourists, rather, lots of families and locals. The seafood (from lovely ceviche to delicious stuffed calamari) is excellent and very reasonably priced. The ambiance is quiet, the decor simple and welcoming.

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Thank trippou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Great food, ok service. Seafood platter was great! Doesn't look like much from the outside but would definitely go back when in the area

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

This seafood restaurant is reasonably priced and has some tasty dishes. I had the mixed ceviche with plantains, which was the best ceviche in Quepos. I also had the pasta with seafood in white sauce. Also a very good choice. The service was good and I like that you can see inside the kitchen. Will go back for more and... More 

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Thank Damian G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Local open air restaurant, looks like local family owned. Cute little place with tin roof. My shrimp scampi was the best I had. Large portions, large shrimp with salad and rice perfecto. Great casual dining with good fresh food.

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Thank ScottsdaleSchnoodle
Saint Albans, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We were the only customers in the restaurant. We got there for an early dinner after driving from San Jose. The food was very good. Great shrimp. The staff was not very attentive, however, while we were there. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, it was mid-week, off season, 6:00pm early dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Cuisine
Soups, Seafood, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de entrada a Quepos | Frente a la segunda entrada a Boca Vieja, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 2735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?