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Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8634 6404
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All sorts of interesting pizzas including sweet ones- it's packed out at weekends so easier to get a seat during the week.

Thank Nell1962
marcl385, Propietario at Pura Gula, responded to this review
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disculpen, creo que se equivocaron de pura gula, nosotros estamos en el caribe costarricense y no servimos pizzas More 

Ghent, Belgium
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126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small and Friendly place with a limited lunch menu and a more elaborate diner items list. Seabass ceviche with mango sauce ( the fish was grilled) was the dish I liked most after ten days comparing. Glass wine 2.500 col, beer 1.300, all dishes less than 10.000

Thank bbb05
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant in the quiet of Playa Chiquita. Small, cozy outdoor setting. Very good service and clean food.

Thank Maureen M
tel aviv
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Our family of 5 (including 4 vegetarians) ate a late dinner at pura gula and loved every thing. The staff was attentive and kind, the food amazing the atmosphere charming and the price reasonable for such a lovely and tasty meal. Thank you Pura Gula for a great meal

Thank jason5566
Punta Uva, Costa Rica
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119 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You open a restaurant/hotel/whatever because you care only about you or you have widened your scope to include good and compassion. AND their food is exceptional. Go for anything steak or seafood related. Pura Gula are just good people, and on top of it they really try to give your tastebuds a treat. This is creative food, as organically sourced... More 

Thank SocklessJ
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We came across this restaurant purely by accident and decided that even though it was a bit pricey we would give it a try. This turned out to be one of the best decisions we made whilst in Costa Rica. The food at Pura Gula is Spectacular!! I had the Ravioli with the 3 cheese sauce and my partner had... More 

Thank Mariana G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for dinner and just hours afterwards, she became very sick after eating the beef tenderloin salad and papaya juice. I had the shrimp (which was excellent), but did not have any of the same symptoms. After a couple days of her illness, I contacted Marc, the owner of Pura Gula and explained the situation... More 

Thank BlueBassBoat
marcl385, Propietario at Pura Gula, responded to this review

As i said wen you came for the money of both meals, and without a doctors answer, the most possible is that you wife took amebas in a swimingpool or in the flat,warm and quite sea, and those was a pharmacy doctor´s words , for the knowledge of the public, our water comes from an expensive fiter that kills even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This place has wonderful food and an atmosphere to match! Would definitely recommend!! We went for dinner. Friendly staff, delicious dinner. Great addition to our vacation.

Thank Sara B
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had an excellent diner with our children there. We were staying just 5 min walk at the Shawanda lodge (by the way an amazing lodge), and decided to go there because it was all open, with very nice people and menu. We had pasta and tuna, and I have to say that I usually avoid eating tuna, but because... More 

Thank Stephanie D
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This restaurant is at the bottom of the hill where we are staying, but I would deliberately travel to this restaurant even if we were not so close by. The food is absolutely delicious, it has a cosy atmosphere. The owner was really friendly and helpful, there was a lovely range of food and a good range of specials on... More 

Thank WhitleysNewcastle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 8634 6404

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