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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu! Love love their Casado - the food authentic & delicious. Friendly staff that were always so gracious to help us with our Spanish & a nice ocean view.

Thank jjdynomite57
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I went here after reading a review here and it did not disappoint. The view was amazing and you could relax in the hammocks. The food was very good, my husband loved the shrimp ceviche! The owners are lovely as my husband left his phone and wallet there and when he came back an hour later we walked in and... More 

Thank lauriegrayce
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way into town for the week. The food was just ok, the atmosphere was lacking. Sure, there is a beautiful view of Playa Flamingo, but it was seen through a chain link fence. The bathrooms were pretty gross. And we had to beg for our check to be given to us so we could pay... More 

Thank d2016h
Homer, New York
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Well we had high hopes of getting a meal, they were pretty busy but seemed like they were in over their heads, bathrooms were filthy, left without ordering so can't really comment on the food, maybe a less crowded time it would have been better.

Thank Bruce W
New York City, New York
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The location by the sea is worth a visit. It was very busy when we came and the kitchen was working hard to get the dishes out. The food is very traditional and the prices are fair for the location.

Thank Asaf S
Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I visited Potrero a couple of days ago, and went to Pleamar. The building is very rustic but the food was fabulous. We had fresh fish and patacones,one of the best I have had.

Thank 941aba
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

With the tree-trunk wooden tables, shaded by palm frawn tiki umbrellas, it doesn't get much more authentic feeling. Great location to watch the boats and the beach, this place is fantastic. With mostly Costa Rican typical food, you can't go wrong. However they do have some Americanized options too, if you are not wanting to stray from your normal dining.... More 

Thank ToroChingo
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270 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

We had been out fishing that morning and Pleamar was located on the beach close to the marina. There isn't much to the place... the building with the bar and kitchen, some tables with palapas and the great view. We ordered some Casado con piscado and pollo and it was delicious. A few Pilsen cervesas to wash it down while... More 

Thank KenL60089
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

We loved this place, right on the beach, food is excellent and the woman serving us was amazing. She played some awesome cumbia songs and would raise the volume just because my husband asked for it.

Thank Sil G
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

This small beachside restaurant is a local gem. The location is on the beach with a view of the bar. The owner / hostess is the friendliest person in town. Try your Spanish. She will appreciate and help. The food is very good. I have been several times and have something different each time. I like the typical dish. Prices... More 

Thank Dean S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Costa Rican, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Potrero

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