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Pura Gula

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Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8634 6404
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pura Gula was hands-down delicious. The staff were incredibly friendly and willing to chat, as it was a slow afternoon, and took good care of us. It's a beautiful location on a quiet road, surrounded by jungle and often with a lazy dog or two laying around. There's also a bookcase with a random variety of paperbacks. Open-air seating which... More 

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Thank Soliz M
Fallston, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly excellent food. You can taste the love the chef has for his food in each bite. What a well run operation, from front of house to the kitchen. Worth every penny!

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Thank MDChief
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at this lovely little restaurant. This is a hidden gem and if you are in this area, you must eat here. Wonderful service, fantastic fresh tuna dinner, absolutely perfect! Thank you for the wonderful meal!

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Thank Mcnulty911
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, 2 children and our friends (4 of them) all stopped at this place for an impropmtu dinner. One of the local pizza places was closed, so we saw this place and decided to try it out. I was SO pleased that we did! The server was a nice man that was very efficient and there were no mistakes... More 

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Thank Matthew M
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pura Gula has a delicious and sophisticated menu in a relaxed, friendly environment; just the perfect mix for this bohemian town. One of the owners, Jorge, was always friendly and enthusiastic. When we discovered this restaurant we decided to come back and try all their menu items - that is how good this place is! We also spent New Years... More 

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Thank Finn-Falcon
London
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent. Not cheap but totally worth the money. Whilst eating dinner we were discussing whether we could come back the next day for lunch... Our kids had pasta dishes that they loved. We had fish which was absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a nice ambience and the food looks nicely presented. I ordered the shrimp sautéed in rum. The potatoes and vegetables were tasty and the shrimp was okay, not super flavorful. Being that the restaurant is in a higher price racket, I'd suggest cutting (shell of shrimp) and deveining the shrimp to make it less messy for customers... More 

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Thank Danielle F
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally off the charts. It's so off the ballpark that probably the owner is David 'big papi' Ortiz. It is soooo good that it should be shut down so that the other restaurants have a chance. We had to settle for 5 stars because there are no more available to rate this place... No to go so far on words... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After checking on advisor, we decided to book our first meal out in Puerto Viejja, coccles. Simple menu with fresh ingredients, cooked exactly how it should be. Great host, very passionate about his menu. Have booked for New Year's Eve dinner and can't wait!

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Thank 1angrydad
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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.

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Thank Nell1962
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disculpen, creo que se equivocaron de pura gula, nosotros estamos en el caribe costarricense y no servimos pizzas More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?