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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$6 - US$10
Seafood, Costa Rican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Theres a reason Gringo Curts is number 1 in Drake Bay. He only has a few options, but he rocks them all. The fish is always fresh from that day. Its really unfortunate that he temporarily closed for the low season.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We entered there by chance and we are glad we did. Not only the fish was delicious, but during the short time we were there we could observe a wide variety of colorful birds and have interesting discussions about Costa Rica, its wild life, hiking...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank patrscho
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

You go for the milkshakes and the amazing fish plates, but it’s the hundreds of birds visiting the feeding area that you remember. And you remember Curt. Best place in Drake, by far!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank geebe
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We went in one afternoon to do some bird watching at the suggestion of some fellow travellers at our hotel. The birds were brilliant and Curt clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about them and the whole environment of Drake Bay both land and marine. We...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Irene T
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This place came highly recommend from the internet and our friend (Ronnie) in Puerto Jimenez. We now know why! The Mahi Mahi grilled in banana leaves served with fresh vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes was beyond our expectations! It was amazing! Don’t forget to try...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank angiegolding
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We are not used to going to a restaurant in Drakes Bay as there used to be none....times have changed. Make a reservation as it will fill up fast. Engaging host. Great food. Great value.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank jengoyette
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Delicious, fresh off the boat, one meal serves three! Plus, lovely viewing of local birds and a fantastic rum drink that lasts the evening. We ate here several times, it was THAT GOOD!!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank estherparson
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

A small, intimate environment with a very limited menu. The fish was fresh caught, vegetables are fresh, and everything was prepared very nicely. It was a very good meal for Costa Rica, reasonably priced. My only complaint was with Curt himself. He talked on and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Ted B
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

I am very glad that you enjoyed your meal, but it is unfortunate that you felt I spoilt the atmosphere. As we are a visitor center in addition to a restaurant, guests often ask me questions and I do my best to respond. Usually, people...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

There were three plates we could choose. Two of them were to be shared with two persons. One of these was vegetarian. The portions are large and the fish was really good. Probably necessary to book one day in advance, especially in high season.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank bob v
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

We appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Curt‘s is definitively the place with the best food in Drake Bay. The fish is super fresh and delicious. I also loved the smoothies and you can receive really good advice for tours and places to go to. If you are a big group, I‘d...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank thomaswald
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8 January 2019|
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
Hi Paulain, Sorry for the delayed reply. The restaurant is not currently open, however we are continuing to provide genuine tourist information for anyone who wants to chat with us. You can check out our website for updates... More
2 June 2017|
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Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
Like many establishments in Drake Bay, we accept dollars or colones but do not accept credit cards.
16 April 2017|
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Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
We will be happy to place you in the calendar. 1st we need: Number of guests Hotel name Guest name Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you
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