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Chao's Paradise

$$ - $$$Caribbean, , Seafood
Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2755 0284
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“camarones” (3 reviews)
“pata negra” (5 reviews)
“red snapper” (6 reviews)
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Caribbean, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American
$$ - $$$
Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The lobster was excellent! This spot has an ocean view. The service is pura vida so have a little patience. But well worth the wait.

Thank badikis
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I think that this is the best Caribbean food on the coast! They are fast and friendly, and orders come out hot and correct every time!

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Ate here twice. Good meals both times. Cheerful service, once by a waitress who bustled all over the restaurant and somehow kept pace alone because a second was sick. Relaxing atmosphere just off the beach. Ate seafood and rice, and enjoyed it.

Reviewed 28 January 2017

about 1 km outside of Cahuita, in the centre of many of the small boutique hotels. Good place for a brew or meal. Basic costa rican food that is tastier than most. Right across the street from the ocean so you can sit at the...More

Thank RockyMJ
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I've discovered a new vice in Chao's Sopa de Mariscos. Plentiful local shell fish swim agsist a coconut broth and rising tide of octopus, crab, langosta, y camarones. Succulent and not rubbery or overcooked. Perfectly spiced and fragrant, filled with fresh veggies too. Service is...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I ate here with a group of 12 people and the food was delicious. I got a perfectly prepared red snapper and the salad with shrimps and avocado was also more than delicious. The owner is a very hospitable caribean man who makes you feel...More

Thank Annet S
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This restaurant was our local. A 2 minute walk from the hotel, and run by pleasant and charming Norman, the food was pretty much Italian but with a twist of Caribbean and or local. Had 2 very good meals. Spaghetti with shrimp was delicious. Meat...More

Thank Ceejayrose
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This spot was very close to where we were staying. We had a bit of misadventure between the airport and Cahuita, and when we arrived at the restaurant, we were a bit scattered. The menu is expensive, the food was poor. And I'm not sure...More

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for a to-go meal after a bad meal next door, and loved the food they served me. The man helping me was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend stopping in for a beach side meal.

Thank Weston R
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We ordered chicken sandwiches which was flavorless and was served in white bread that was food for just drinking. It was quite expensive for the sandwiches and the lady was not the nicest. There are way better places to eat and at a cheeper price...More

1  Thank iTzluke
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Negra, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: +506 2755 0284
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