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Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill

Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1246
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (42 reviews)
“wraps” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 698 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

On our first trip in April 2016, we were unable to eat at Father Rooster's as they were closed for a private party. We were able to have several meals here in July 2017 since it was the green off season. Meals were amazingly delicious...More

Thank patriciajeanhartz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 6 adults loved eating here. It was not cheap, but it was one of our favorite meals in Costa Rica. The outdoor setting on the beach during sunset was spectacular, and the food and service were great.

Thank RGBlue256
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a drive on a narrow but paved road to go from Playas Del coco to Playa Ocotal but it is worth it. They have tables directly on the sand. Their appetizers are great . Meals are a little pricey but the location...More

Thank 2013LindaCR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting Playa Ocotal for a dive trip. It's a bumpy and hairy ride, especially in the dark, to Playa Cocoa, where most restaurants are so thank goodness for Father Roosters. It's beautifully situated right on the beach and the view can't be beat....More

Thank avb
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review Avb: I am glad that you enjoyed your visits to the Father Rooster. I hope that you met good diving conditions here as well. Thanks again for your business. Steve, Christine and Luis.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all. Go hang out and watch the sunset or enjoy and afternoon beer. The hanging chairs facing the ocean are very comfortable.More

Thank 2509Traveler
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review 2509Traveler! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the Father Rooster. I personally believe that there are no better ceviche restaurants in the region and am thrilled that you enjoyed it. And, the swings are my favorite...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought in fish we caught and they prepared it to make an amazing dinner. The mixed ceviche was the best we have ever had. The staff was friendly. Our 1st experience was so good we came the next night for a repeat.

Thank Rod B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, geared to tourists... Pescado del día (fish of the day) is always a good choice, firecracker shrimp is fabulous! Many margarita flavors to choose from, too. This is a great restaurant for families,since it is on the beach , you can dine and...More

Thank Judi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good and we had great service! Everyone in our family of 7 enjoyed their food, and the live band was lots of fun!

Thank supermama0f3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food! Great service! A little pricey! With fantastic, calm views overlooking Ocotal beach. Great for drinks!

Thank dapstep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, fresh fish and fun for all ages!!! We recommend the Plato de pescado con puré y verduritas. Highly recommend it for great service and incredible cuisine!

Thank Jennifer P
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the wonderful review and for your business. The grilled fish is outstanding and one of our best plates. I am glad that you tried it. Please come back again soon! Steve, Christine and Luis

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leroykrazyboy
26 January 2017|
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Response from Steve G | Property representative |
Hi Leroy: Thanks for the note! We run happy hour typically between the months of August and October, during the low season, in order to attract more business. The only place in our area that has a formal happy hour that I... More
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Kernowcats
24 September 2016|
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Response from Sounderspa59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I remember that they had a vegetarian option or two. I bet you can get The menu on-line!!
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Judy S
21 August 2016|
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Response from dominique p | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 10-20 minutes walking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1246
  • E-mail
Description
Father Rooster is the premier beachfront bar & restaurant on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The location and scenery combined with top quality (yet very simple) food and our famous frozen drinks makes Father Rooster a must see on your next visit to Costa Rica. This is the place where the locals and tourists sit side by side sipping cocktails, eating fresh Mahi-mahi and Tuna and watching the sunset over the Pacific. This is the place where Hemmingway would have hung his hat and the place that Buffet would write songs about. Its the place that you have been looking for all of your life... Come on in, and enjoy!
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