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Kelly Creek Hotel-Restaurante

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435 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

For many years I enjoyed a fruit plate in the morning with fresh squeezed orange juice. There is a new owner and the restaurant is no longer open. However, she did make me a nice mango smoothie and she said the restaurant would reopen later in the year. The rooms have been upgraded.

Thank BigDogPanama
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

If you're staying in Cahuita, you've got to eat here (if you're not staying here too!). Domingo's restaurant is located at the entrance to the Cahuita National Park, so the beautiful wooden building is surrounded by flowering trees filled with birds and, if you're lucky, monkeys. Domingo will recreate Spanish specialties (Paella and tortilla de papas) on request (let him... More 

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Strangnas, Sweden
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We found this little place only 3 days before leaving Cahuita and we ate there all 3 nights!! It is runned by a very service minded and creative Spanish man that loves his job. He makes you feel welcome and cooks with love. The food is very good even though it is not the food that makes the place itself.... More 

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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We had eaten a beautiful breakfast and an excellent paella for dinner cooked by the very nice owner, Domingo. He has on the back of the restaurant a little garden with a river where you may see caymans. We saw a big cayman called Roberto. It was interesting and funny. It is near the entrance of the national park.

Thank mbasil
Thunder Bay, Canada
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171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Kelly Creek underwent a management change a couple months ago. I hadn't been here before, but knew Domingo, so it was going to be fun. This man is SO funny, so engaging; just really charismatic! We had a table of 8, with my family, mother in law and Chef Andrew Bacon and Ikuko from Chile Rojo in Puerto Viejo. 4... More 

Thank Rink64
Seattle, WA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We had steak and paella in a delightful little dining room only steps from the Carribbean surf (we couldn't see it, but could hear it). The food was excellent. Paella contained what was available locally--crabs, shrimp, and squid (no fish because of heavy surf in recent days). The garlic salads were delicious and gigantic--we were told to order only one... More 

Thank KonaVisitor11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Even though you need to choose your meal when you make your reservation, this place is well worth it. We had paella and a garlic salad that were delicious, and our friends had steak, barbecued just outside the door. The owners are friendly and welcoming and very proud of their food. They should be!

Thank Cherylkw
Halifax, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

The grilled red snapper was delicious as were the breakfasts we had. A lovely variety of fruit to start breakfast .Nice background music, romantic dining room.

Thank 154976Happy
Windham, Maine
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Known for their superb steak this is a quaint dining spot nestled in the lush jungle "river"area at the National park Entrance, we went for dinner one night but missed out on our steak dinner, you need to inquire a few days "ahead' for steak....we may have missed steak on this trip but had a great "tropical" breakfast as the... More 

Thank LanceandKat
Poplar Branch, North Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2012

Kelly Creek Restauant is a really quint little restaurant at the end of the main road of Cahuita...with Kelly Creek running beside the building and the Cahuita National Park next door...the owners are very friendly, good food, love their parrot, and we recommend to stop and visit when in Cahuita.


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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, International, Spanish
Breakfast, Dinner
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Seating, Reservations
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  • Address: Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?