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Ceviche Pinuelas

Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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Just north of Playa Pinuela, Ojochal, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mixed ceviche and whole fish were both excellent. We arrived about 1/2 hour before sunset and got to enjoy the incredible view while enjoying our fantastic meals. The restaurant closes at 6 so plan for an early dinner with a great sunset. Don't miss this if you are in the area.

Thank Gloria J. S
Toronto, Ontario
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Just enjoyed an early dinner with our family and friend's family at this restaurant. We all had the ceviche and fresh whole fish, all of which were delicious! The servers were very welcoming to our young families. Beautiful view, excellent service and delicious food. What more can you ask for?

Thank OntarioAlly
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Nice casual seafood restaurant! Great low prices and very high quality food! It is a simple place to enjoy a great meal. Do stop when in the area!

Thank Daniel F
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a very cute local restaurant. We always stop here on our trips in the area for ceviche. The whole fried fish is also yummy and patacones are great.

Thank 0505LiveLife2014
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We've been returning to this small soda owned by two sisters for years. We go for their ceviche mix and their whole, fried fish which is perfect!

Thank Baffo1
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

We really enjoyed our ceviche and fish fillet at this roadside soda. Beer is available but no wine. The only let down was the whole fish which had been fried and was a little dry

Thank Steve R
Livermore, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

The food is good for a CR roadside stop but on weekends it gets very busy from all the travelers on the main road. The staff is very friendly but can't handle more than 3 tables. So when the place if packed it takes up to 1 hour to get your food. If you are traveling through during the week,... More 

Thank Zarsange
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

After traveling around Costa Rica for almost 6 weeks, my husband and I have gotten used to good, if simple, food that is inexpensive - we're talking $5-$8 per person. So we were pretty put out when we got to the Dominical/Uvita/Ojochal area where all the restaurants seem to claim "gourmet" status simply because they make sub-par facsimiles of American... More 

Thank wheresmylenscap
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

We have been here twice in two weeks. The fish is so fresh and the menu is extensive. The lemon fillet of fish is to die for and the shrimp ceviche is the best I've ever had. Very reasonable prices and a great view of the Pacific - what a bonus! Nan and Ed

Thank Nan W
New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

We headed to Uvita for the weekend and wanted to eat fresh seafood. Our friends recommend we stop at Cevichera Piñuela, a roadside restaurant located near the entrance to playa Piñuela (Parque Nacional Marino Ballena). We had the best fried whole fish with patacones! The fish is caught daily and delivered to the restaurant by the fishermen that caught it... More 

Thank Esteban J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Just north of Playa Pinuela, Ojochal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?