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Cafe Daniela

Costa Rican
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Calle del Comercio, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
+506 2686 6148
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A small and sleepy town with not a huge number of options, but Cafe Daniela is recommended. Friendly family run business (I think) the food is local family style, good portions and tasty and I'd probably give it 4 out of 5 points. Until we ordered the ice coffee - can I give 5+? The best I've had in a... More 

1 Thank Chris A
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I enjoyed my arroz con camarones. My friends had the super tacos and enjoyed them. Their batidos are really good. They have lots of baked goods for sale. They have art for sale on the walls.

Thank Amanda F
Leo C, Propietario at Cafe Daniela, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Come back anytime! More 

Pocos de Caldas, MG
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Good food, not great. Nice location. Very average first impression on serving... been here twice and it always looks like that are not bothered about giving information on the many or deserts. Maybe will be back, maybe won't...

Thank Tatamoretti
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

A local from Samara recommended this place and we're so glad we ate here. Just a typical little soda outside of town on the crossroads, but the food was fresh, unique, delicious and abundant. We started with a ceviche that came with these beautiful, smashed and fried thick plantain chips, hot from the pan. We all had casados and lemonades.... More 

Thank darla61
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153 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Stuck in Nicoya for a night whilst visiting Barra Honda. It's not the greatest town for tourists but stumbled across this place. Despite my lack of Spanish and the owners lack of English we worked through ordering drinks and meals. Food was classic Tico fare which was good, honest and cheap.

1 Thank Lukehi
Nicoya, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

It's one of those, you get what you pay for type of place. A better option than some fast food joints. It's centralized location it's a plus, making it an easy pick.

Thank Armando E
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2012

This used to be our favourite, but they lacked consistency, clealiness, and efficiency. This is not in the same league as Soda Prua Vida, just down the road, which we highly recommend, and it also has the cleanest toilets in town.

Thank NosaritaPeter
Bayport, New York, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

Cheap, and excellent food. Local dishes and I especially liked the shrimp and rice dish! The prices are around 2-3,000 Colones, which is about 4-6 dollars including drinks. If you're there during a soccer game you won't find parking. We walked from the hotel, so it was no problem. It is also close to the bus that takes you to... More 

1 Thank Millie Z
san Juanillo
1 review
Reviewed 18 May 2012

The place serves decent meals, the coffee not always good, needs a bit more airflow as it gets quiet hot in there at midday.

Thank basel f
Colmurano, Italy
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150 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2012

Friendly place they stayed open late for us! We had a great lunch and would defiantly go back!

1 Thank allsusan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Comercio, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nicoya
  • Phone Number: +506 2686 6148

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