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La Nena

$$ - $$$Caribbean, Seafood,
Cocles, frente la Plaza de Futbol | On the main street, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2537 9791
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (17 reviews)
“red snapper” (14 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Cocles, frente la Plaza de Futbol | On the main street, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really good carribean rice dishes, sandwiches, burritos and nice atmosphere to chill out. Although it‘s directly at the street we really didn‘t realise. Dishes taste delicious and homemade. Prices are appropriate. Warm brownie was a highlight at the end of our dinner.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was so good and convenient to Caribe that we ate there twice. The red snapper, YUM! Very generous portions, the salad dressing is delicious and house made.

1  Thank cajun_gypsy76
Francesco B, Propietario at La Nena, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us the maximum score. We are very happy you enjoyed our food. Pura vida!

Reviewed 6 June 2018

Cheap good food. Super prices and really good service. There is no aircondition - like most other places on the caribian side - and there is a bit of waiting time for the food (30min)

Thank Omar N
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Very delicious seafood bisque - very rich and creamy. Staff was attentive and meal was relatively inexpensive. Staying at Le Cameleon and could walk easily

1  Thank Bestbeachmom
Francesco B, Propietario at La Nena, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your really kind words make us very proud of our work. Thank you very much for your visit and for the high rated.

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Everything in this restaurant is fresh and delicious!!!! I highly recommend to eat here if you don’t wanna spend a lot but still get full!

1  Thank Juan Pablo G
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We enjoyed an outstanding lunch at La Nena Restaurant. We were hoping for traditional Caribbean rice and beans and we found it here. We were staying in Puerto Viejo and decided to walk to this restaurant on quite a hot afternoon but the walk and...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We walked from our hotel and found the food and service was worth it! My 3 teenagers all ordered the burger and loved them! Good fries and friendly service right on the main road. They were busy but efficient and we really liked the food.

1  Thank allenhornerema
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The location of this place is very convenient--just a bit past Playa Cocles towards Manzanillo. Just pull over, sit down, and you're there--much preferable to dealing with downtown Puerto Viejo. The food here was excellent--everything we tried we liked. I would characterize it as a...More

Thank Racandee
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at La Nena, stopped there on the way to cocles beach. It was delicious. We both had a plate of fajitas that was excellent. Very reasonable price for a good meal. The staff was also very friendly. Good simple restaurant with local...More

Thank MandyTrg
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This place is not very special, but the food is better than in the average soda. (we visited 3 times, ate different dishes and were never dissatisfied)

Thank Frans M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cocles, frente la Plaza de Futbol | On the main street, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica (Formerly Doña Berta)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca  >  Cocles
  • Phone Number: +506 2537 9791
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We serve Caribbean food, we use fresh local products to to let you taste a Caribbean experience. We are located in Cocles, just in front of the soccer field.
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