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Budda Cafe

Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8084
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (71 reviews)
“crepes” (19 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Tortuguero village is fairly limited with its food, this definetly the pick of the village, not that we had a bad meal in the 4 days we were there and we ate in 3 or 4 others, well priced, clean, good food with a river...More

Thank JonnyGeckoTague
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our lunch here, so we returned for dinner the following evening. All of the dishes we ordered were tasty and well-prepared. The restaurant is right on the water and the atmosphere is great. Service was a little slow at...More

1  Thank Helen W
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Sweet cafe with wide variety of hot and cold drinks.. Charming outdoor seating. Excellent espresso as well as wonderful bastions (fruit milkshakes)

1  Thank bettyanp
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the greatest restaurants the island has to offer. The calmness and fantastic atmosphere of this place is amazing! Dining right beside the water and enjoying the great food and service they offer made my day. Thank you for this great and...More

1  Thank Princessssa
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was nice, good service and everybody was friendly. nice view over the lake of Tortuguero

Thank Famveer
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The setting is lovely as it is right on the river with a lovely view. The service was very good. We had a large pizza to share which was a good size for sharing and really tasty. It's a little on the pricey side if...More

1  Thank hollyb888
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Good view, good food, inexpensive but good and plentiful food. Drinks were also inexpensive and good. Nice stop for lunch or late afternoon snack and cocktail. Did not eat dinner here, ran out of time, but would if we ever went back.

2  Thank vbcoachlou
Reviewed 8 April 2017

this bar is in the main town/high street - it has indoor, garden and river seating and gives you a quiet escape from the main street. its a great place to watch the sun setting

Thank mm29
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had a few cocktails here as it looked like a nice place. The ambiance is better than most other restaurants and bars in Tortuguero, but the cocktails are quite expensive.

Thank Akshatha P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went there for dinner one night - excellent food, views and service. We had salad, hummus plate, pizza - it was all lovely and the server was excellent. We tried to go back the next day for lunch. The restaurant opened at 1pm, so...More

Thank JenCR2014
enrique l, Manager at Budda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

I ´m sorry if you felt that way, but I was just being honest, when told you that we do have to prepare from zero everything every day. Every one was late that day and you where in a hurry.......... The simple Humus comes with...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: +506 2709 8084
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