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coco loco

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$$ - $$$
American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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beachfront | South End of Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo 50308, Costa Rica
+506 2654 6242
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Coco Loco several times during our 2 week stay in Playa Flamingo. Easy walk along the beach and great location to watch the sunset.The ceviche, which included fresh ginger, corn and avocado served with plantain and yucca chips, was the best I had anywhere during the whole trip. Another favorite was their Tahitian Tuna, fresh raw tuna, coconut milk,... More 

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Thank BurgessMeredith666
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice service, darn good food and a view like few others! Go at about 4:30 for dinner to secure beach front seats and enjoy the sunset. A real decent burger, fantastic seared tuna tacos and delightful ribs. If you like sweet cocktails, their Coco Loco is excellent!

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Thank Heath J M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Coco Loco is a great beach spot in Flamingo to grab beachy cocktails or a solid lunch. The tuna tacos are the best I've ever had anywhere! The service can be a little spotty, so just plan a little extra time (and don't be in a rush, you're on vacation anyway).

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Thank acj29
Austin, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is located on Flamingo Beach and the view is spectacular. The menu is a great as the food and service. This is a must stop when in Flamingo.

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Thank Kurt K
Anaheim, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent meal and relaxing time watching the sunset. We had the sea bass, spiny lobster, ceviche and the Loka coca rice dish. All were very fresh and delicious.

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Thank greysandy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good and so is the service. You can eat right on the beach with is excellent while watching sunset. We will be back.

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Thank Michelle M
Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is definitely catering to tourists. However, for a sunset dinner or drinks on Playa Flamingo, there is no better spot. We came here for an early dinner to view the sunset over the beach and we were not disappointed. The food and drinks were also good - with typical tourist prices - but hey, we're not in Costa... More 

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Thank Jenny P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place with good food and cool staff. The burgers are awesome. You eat on the beach! Recommended!

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Thank Johan B
Phoenix, az
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner. Next to the beach. Really nice atmosphere. Great Food. I had the CocoLoco special - served in a coconut. It was really good. Kids had burger, fries, chicken wings. Husband had swordfish. The drinks are incredible. Even my 11 year old boy wants to go back.

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Thank marsolais
Escazu, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went twice in three nights! The fish tacos were amazing - very fresh! The loco lemonade with the ginger was great! Coco Loco is right on the beach in Playa Flamingo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: beachfront | South End of Playa Flamingo, Playa Flamingo 50308, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
  • Phone Number: +506 2654 6242
Description
A casual beach restaurant offering gourmet local cuisine at very reasonable prices. Feet in the sand or covered area. Gorgeous sunset view or watch the waves any time of day. Open for lunch and dinner. Visa and Master card accepted. We close annually from September to November for the rainy season.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?