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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (31 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (18 reviews)
“wahoo” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Finally a place where the fish is well cooked in Costa Rica. No fried fish there, just fresh perfectly cooked fish. The portion is very generous, and the restaurant is beautiful. The smoothie was a bit too thick for me but with a very generous...More

1  Thank Damien D
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A nice place to have dinner. The restaurant is at the main street. They offer a lot of local food (mostly fish), very well prepared. The staff is very friendly and funny. We can recommend Gringo Curt´s!

1  Thank alexanderstruss
Reviewed 8 May 2017

While the fresh fish wrap and rum smoothie were excellent, we most enjoyed gringo Curts understanding of the culture and nuances of Port Drake and it didn't cost anything extra.

1  Thank Nanette O
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The food and service were amazing. They serve the cath of the day on three different ways. Because they always catch something else, it's never the same food. The portions are extremely big. My husband and I couldn't finish one plate together.

1  Thank Dienty
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We dined at Curt's 2 out of the 3 nites we were inDrake Bay! The menu consists of 3 offerings, all huge and very fresh! Curt goes to the dock daily and buys what the fishermen caught. Then prepares it steamed, or in a burrito!...More

1  Thank Mary Helen D
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

A menu with very few items, that are all rock solid. This is Curt's secret. We were lucky enough to run into his place early in our trip, as he gave us a few golden hints to spend our days in the area. Thanks man!!!

1  Thank Bram L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Curt is a very friendly guy and very knowledgeable of the area and things to do. And his fish taco is great! He goes and gets the fish fresh almost every day and you can taste it! I recommend this restaurant to all!

1  Thank Dyan G
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Best place to eat for the value in Drake Bay. Really good food, lots of it, friendly folks. The fish portion $10 could easily feed three. Where else can you eat for $3.30 each?

1  Thank mmmmmmmmmmjkljkl
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Unfortunately, he sells protected fish. No go! (Food is delicious, though. And Curt is always good for a chat)More

2  Thank ChrisDaTischler
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

I am very pleased that you had a good time chatting with me and that you enjoyed your meal. I am extremely confused however by your statement about the species of fish which I serve in the restaurant. I do not and will not serve...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Ate here twice during our three days in Drake Bay. For 20$, more fresh fish than is possible for two people to eat. Great boozy smoothies.

1  Thank layneseamont
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Questions & Answers
2 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Craig S
30 March 2016|
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
7:30am and 2:30pm Safe travels!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View
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
  • E-mail
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, locally and 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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