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The Gecko Restaurant

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La Cusinga Rainforest Lodge | 200 SOuth of KM 166 Costanera Sur Uvita de Osa, Uvita, Costa Rica
+506 2770 2549
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I was hitchhiking from Uvita to Manuel Antonio. Some dude picked me up, but insisted on grabbing a beer at the Gecko. The place was empty except the bartenter and some dude. Everyone bought me beers and soup, It was totally cool and the people were nice. It was a positive experience!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

The food wasn't terrible, but they definitely were banking on tourists not finding "out of the way" places. They are right on the main road, and the location can't be missed. But, you should miss it. The prices were very high for that area. We had much better meals for less!

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Kotzebue, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2012

We ate here for a week. Each time we were tempted to go somewhere else we were disappointed. On our snorkeling trip we spoke of it and folks from another hotel decided to join us for dinner. They said it was the best food of their two-week trip through Costa Rica. When La Cusinga Eco Lodge is full, the meal... More 

2 Thank LiCottam
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2011

This restaurant was a very nice treat. We forgot to make reservations, but upon arrival the owners stil made sure we were fed and accomadated for. We didn't get much of a choice since we didn't have reservations, but the food they gave us was delicious (pasta and chicken quesadas). If you go, make sure to call in advance so... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

Plan to have dinner at the Gecko Restaurant, as it is the best in the area. Make no mistakes, this is destination dining in a completely rustic setting. We had dinner there on a tip from friends who travel regularly to Costa Rica, and it was a fantastic experience. The meal started with a pitcher of homemade Tamarind juice. We... More 

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  • Address: La Cusinga Rainforest Lodge | 200 SOuth of KM 166 Costanera Sur Uvita de Osa, Uvita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Uvita
  • Phone Number: +506 2770 2549
We welcome you to the Gecko Restaurant at La Cusinga Lodge. Whether you are joining us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will be feasting on the finest ingredients our special part of Costa Rica has to offer. Our fruit comes from the trees on our property as well as from those of our neighbors and all of our produce is locally grown and sourced for organic and sustainable practices. The delicious fish you will eat here at The Gecko is locally caught and in most cases bought directly from the fisherman themselves. Our mission is to offer our guests the same spiritual and physical sustenance in our food that they will receive from the natural beauty surrounding them at La Cusinga Lodge.Just as La Cusinga represents a sustainable form of eco-tourism, at The Gecko we offer a cuisine that reflects that same sustainability. Our mission is to show not just our guests, but also the people of this community that it is possible to create delicious, serious, mostly organic food using entirely local ingredients. CALL US AHEAD FOR RESERVATIONS!

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