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Cool & Calm Cafe

$$ - $$$Caribbean, Seafood,
Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
+506 2750 3151
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Sometimes you're driving down a road and the smell of meat burning over charcoal hit your senses. You know you're not hungry but still you want, no, you need to consume whatever it is that's burning on that grI'll. I pulled over, checked for cash...More

Thank Samohio1
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Cold beer, amazing bbq pork ribs and by far, the best people I’ve met in Costa Rica. Andy’s Caribbean BBQ was amazing!! Loved the place.

Thank mugriento
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Fun place to sit and watch the waves! It’s always fun to go back and see Andy! He has remembered us every time we visit Manzanillo. The drinks are good too. The nacho chips and Andy’s special sauce are amazing....See you again in March!

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Andy is our favorite person to visit in Manzanillo. Finally got his BBQ today. Oh man, so worth the wait! We had the chicken and the pork steak which came with cabbage salad, rice and beans. Try his homemade hot sauce-made my lips burn but...More

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Most expensive and tasteless smoothies we've had in Costa Rica after having loads every day in sodas it was basically like paying 3 dollars for water and then you have to pay a service charge on the top of that too - not sure how...More

Thank gmac91
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We ate here this afternoon, Because TA said this was the best here ;). We were Not dissapointed. Andy is very friendly and advised us well. We had the nachos with guacamole, pineapple mango juice and taco’s. All homemade. Tasted very nice. Bit much from...More

Thank Hessel_inc
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I met chef Andy a couple years ago when I was there with some family and friends, and just went back to visit and check out his new, expanded location. It's impossible to make a quick stop here, as his atmosphere will immediately suck you...More

Thank bethshoe
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Surprisingly good kitchen for regular prizes. Relaxed staff and clients, for me the number one eating place in Manzanillo.

Thank Jürg S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Over the course of a week spent staying at Congo Bongo, we ate at Cool & Calm at least three times, and it would have been more often if we hadn't been so busy planning our wedding. Andy and company have a fun place, with...More

1  Thank Pete R
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We stopped here for lunch after hiking in the Manzanillo refuge, and it was fantastic. This is not a fancy place. It is a perfect place to relax, listen to some reggae, and enjoy some great Caribbean food. I had Andy's BBQ chicken (which is...More

1  Thank Racandee
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24 March 2017|
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Not sure, probably cash only though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 3151
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Our Story Welcome to Cool and Calm Cafe, serving the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica! Owners Chef Andy Cook Campbell and Molly Meehan are dedicated to offering the freshest ingredients with a menu inspired by traditional Caribbean cooking fused with inspirations from around the World! Andy grew up on the Talamanca Coast right here in Manzanillo where he grew, harvested, and caught much of the food he and his family cooked at home. Molly is an herbalist and farmer from the US also dedicated to incorporating natural and healthy foods into our menu, while maintaining our signature Caribbean Latin flavor. We welcome you to share the culture and positive vibes of Manzanillo! Nuestra Historia Bienvenido a Cool and Cafe, que sirve el Caribe Sur de Costa Rica! Duenos Chef Andy Cook Campbell y Molly Meehan se dedican a ofrecer los productos mas frescos con un menu inspirado en cocina caribena tradicional fundida con inspiraciones de todo el mundo! Andy se crio en la costa de Talamanca aqui en Manzanillo, donde crecio, se recogieron y cogio mucha de la comida que el y su familia cocinado en casa. Molly es un Herbalista y tambien dedicado a la incorporacion de los alimentos sanos y Naturales en nuestra Menu, mientras que el mantenimiento de Nuestra firma sabor latino Caribe. Nosotros invitamos a que comparta la cultura y Vibraciones positivas de Manzanillo!
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