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Pura Gula

Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8634 6404
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna” (19 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
“gnocchi” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For us it was really just par for the other restaurants in the area. I had a burger that someone suggested. It was more of a pounded out minute steak than ground beef. Although it tasted fine it was very thin and not much meat....More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Both, fish and meat, have high quality at this restaurant, located in the middle between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo at the coast road. The owner is from Barcelona, Spain, and the chief in the kitchen from Panama City. Attentive service, good price - performance ratio:...More

Thank RaG673
marcl385, Propietario at Pura Gula, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank's, we are happy you enjoyed!!!

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate here a few nights ago and it was amazing. I got the tuna in mango ceviche and he got the shrimp special. The fish was cooked to perfection and cut like butter, and the shrimp was the best either of...More

Thank Sarah Z
marcl385, Propietario at Pura Gula, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank's for your visit!!

Reviewed 15 March 2018

My husband and daughters ate here one evening and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and live entertainment. I had the red snapper with mango ceviche, it was cooked to perfection. So many places overcook your fish but not this place. It was...More

Thank dasgrw
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful environment! Good food, with veggie options! Really a good choice !

Thank Susana M
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Loved our meal at Pura Gula. It's an amazing small restaurant where you can taste the love in every bite! The fish is fresh (of course) and is offered in multiple flavours. The staff is open to share their knowledge and recommendations for every catch....More

1  Thank Simon_MR
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Fish itself was ok but flavor, i think they tried to make original flavor but its failed. Price was outrage!! way too expensive. I have been traveling 3 weeks in costa rica now. this restaurant was very first restaurant i didnt like a food also...More

Thank BlueHaupia
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great New Years Day dinner at Pura Gula. Food was really good, we had tuna & mushroom covered steak. Both were excellent and cook to perfection. Great little place, clean and great service. Highly recommend you plan a dinner here.

Thank WillTim72
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Came with high expectations from the many good reviews, and especially given the small menu. Could not be more disappointed. My squid was cooked till too rubbery to even cut or chew, whereas my husband’s fish was very undercooked. Pricey mishap, and waited a long...More

1  Thank Romanalus
marcl385, Propietario at Pura Gula, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi, i remember you writing the review before you finish your plate, next time try to tell-me (or any waiter wherever you go...) to change your plate, we are here to help you..., and i'm absolutely sure that there will be no problem to change...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I went to Pura Gula for dinner with some friends. The food and service were good and price is reasonable. They call themselves as "slowfood" and, yes, the food took about 35 min to be served. We had fish with potatoes, veggies and salad that...More

Thank liliansy
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Jim M
10 January 2017|
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Response from Danielle F | Reviewed this property |
Only a few houses down. Alice's ice cream was very good!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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