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Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch had the shrimp salad which was very lovely also had the hotdog, it's huge, grilled to perfection. Our friends had the chicken nachos, different, but good. Waiters were pleasant and it's got a fabulous view right on the ocean.

Thank Terri W
Eugene, Oregon
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335 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were worried that the noise from the bar next door would be too loud , we never heard it . What we did hear is the semi trucks breaking down the hill in front but not too bad . I would classify this as almost boutique hotel , I think only 8 rooms , all very roomy and clean... More 

Thank Anthony D
Abita Springs
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a great location on Playa Hermosa for anyone looking to stay near the action. Just out of Jaco but on the main drag and not far. The rooms are nicely done, beautiful exposed wood construction. Some room can accommodate several travelers.

Thank Marko_Salvetti
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We stayed here for one night (while waiting for friends' house to be available), and ate at the restaurant 3 or 4 times over a week staying in the area. This is a great, well-run place! Everyone is nice, the facility is clean, food is really good, beach tables are awesome. the bar is lively - all around great place.... More 

Thank starfarfel
Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

They have everything you would want to eat plus made superbly. Not one bad meal. Even Breakfast was offered local fare plus what you expected.

1 Thank Sobe1947
Springfield, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Our party of three ordered in total 6 bacon slices (over cooked or burned), 4 pancakes (cold and small), 2 cokes, and 1 black coffee. Our total was overpriced at $30.00. The food took close to 30 minutes to arrive and we had to find the waitress to collect our bill. The ocean view was nice but the trash in... More 

Thank sk22793
Agoura, California
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153 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

backyard bar and grill are 1 in the same.... both very cool. PURA VIDA !!! right on Playa Hermosa... a surfing beach, very beautiful and relaxing if thats what ya want

Thank hugh b
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

What a rip off paid $70 for my family to eat the left over frozen food, it was so bad that after a full day surfing i couldn't even eat it. I would have preferred to eat white bread that feel in the sand.

Thank tropicbob13
San Jose, Costa Rica
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2012

The food was great here! Excellent happy hour! The prices are a wee bit expensive but well worth it. We felt very satisfied with every meal we ordered! The soup is incredible!

Thank Ntrifunovic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Playa Hermosa

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?