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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

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Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place's food is amazing. They cook the fish of the day whatever it is, and it's simply delicious. We had Yellowfins Tuna cooked in banana leaf and I can say with no doubt that it entered the top 3 of fish dishes I have ever tried! The tuna was cooked perfectly on the outside and juicy on the inside.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before going to Drake Bay friends who had been there told us to do two things: Take the tour with the bug lady and eat at Gringo Kurt! We stayed persistent when it was closed over lunch (as the fresh fish wasn't in yet) tho we really wanted to see the birds coming to the dining area out of the... More 

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Torrance, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Truly a massive, delicious piece of fresh yellow fin tuna...enough for four people for $20! Curt is a real character!

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Thank Tribalover1
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very exciting watching the birds and monkeys while you dine..Meals are excellent! Curt was very helpful shraring his experience with drake bay.

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Afula, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving to Bahia Drake and not eating at Gringo is unbelievable. An atractive person, super unique food, huge for 2 persons, most nicely served. The best dinner during our tour in Costa Rica.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the marlin with the daily fish special -so tasty and too much for one person. The rum smoothie was nice. Owner is helpful and informative. I would definitely go again!

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

He only has 3 things on his menu but the fish changes daily. I never heard of wahoo fish but it was amazing. Very delicious and a lot of food for 2 of us and only 20$. We will definitely go back!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple but very great dishes! 1 plate is more than enough for 2 persons. Everyday a different catch of the day. Going back tomorrow again!

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Meaford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost forgot to review Curt's spot. That would have been a disservice. We ate here twice. Both nights, we met nice folks, enjoyed curt's wildlife movies, his bird visitors, had more food then we could eat, and enjoy both fresh yellow tail tuna and marlin cooked to perfection. The menu is simple but varied enough to accommodate vegetarians. Curt offers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The concept is easy: three dishes to choose from, all with the catch of the day (one veggie option possible). Most of the dishes are enough to share which makes it a delicious option at a reasonable price. We ended having dinner there twice, and we rarely go to the same restaurant twice as we like to try different ones.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$15
Cuisine
Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay
  • Phone Number: +506 6198 5899
Description
Gringo Curt's Seafood & Visitor Center was established June 2010 and our menu has not changed to date. We have pride in our small menu because it assures that we can provide freshness throughout the year by purchasing fruits, vegetables and fresh fish daily. There are many benefits to having same day caught fish but one downside is that we cannot guarantee a time that we can open. If we have fish at 12pm, we open. Thank you for your consideration and look forward to your visit Pura Vida!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?