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Cafe de Playa

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
La Chorrera Street | 900 Meters East from Zi Lounge, Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1621
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“octopus” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Central American, International, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
La Chorrera Street | 900 Meters East from Zi Lounge, Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, with the chef coming out to ensure our enjoyment. I won't be back as there was a smell of sewer although the tables are on the beach. We only found out at the time but others in our party have found...More

Thank gthrmr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and dinner. Great appetizers and red snapper. Best sunset view in Playas del coco.

Thank tagan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the beach and offers a terrific view of the evening sunset. My husband and I each had 2 margaritas, we shared the tuna tartar appetizer (very good). My husband ordered the Mahi mahi dinner special, and I ordered a chicken quesadilla....More

Thank Jenny G
Katherine M, Director Comercial at Cafe de Playa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments Jenny!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us came here. We ordered the catch of the day- mahi mahi, tuna ta ta and a shrimp and avocado dip with plantains. Amazing!! Best tuna I’ve ever eaten in my life. All the food was delicious. Fantastic view. Nice breeze. Great service....More

Thank laydeedi24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While enjoying beach time on the northern-most end of Coco beach (the nicest and quietest part), we usually visited this beach Cafe and bar at happy hour (3:00-6); excellent drinks and appies. Great service. You can chill in their hammocks and use their pool and...More

Thank PrairieGypsy003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gourmet restaurant and therefore more pricey. The price and quality do match, however. Very good service. We felt safe walking there and back along the beach as it is fairly well lit with private homes along the way as well.

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the best spot on Coco Beach for sunsets and happy hour drinks. Staff is always friendly and professional. Awesome place!!! Food is great too!!

Thank Janie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 6 days at the Hotel at Cafe de Playa. The service was excellent, the staff was very helpful and professional. Everyone spoke both Spanish and English. The location on the north end of the beach is quiet at night and...More

Thank skabutz1888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a couple staying here at one of the other restaurants said to try the grilled octopus. Thought we would give it a try. Keep an eye out for it or you could drive right by it and not notice. It was good. The restaurant...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Yes, there are hammocks on the beach you could be getting pina coladas or Imperials in. There are a variety of couches and casual tables on the beach front facing a fabulous sunset and eating very well prepared fare. Highly recommend the octopus or seafood....More

Thank Melody T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Chorrera Street | 900 Meters East from Zi Lounge, Playas del Coco 50503, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1621
  • E-mail
An elegant beachfront retreat Café de Playa is a slice of the Pacific Paradise, with welcoming accommodations and luxurious living. Indulge in the bounties of the sea, the fruits of Costa Rica and beverages from around the globe. A world unto itself, Café de Playa is the ideal beach front venue for lodging, entertainment, romantic dinners, weddings, private events and activities for every mood.
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