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Las Caracolas

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Spanish
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| Del cruce de playa Carmen 1 km carretera hacia Malpais, Mal Pais 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0525
11:30 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Fri 11:30 - 08:30
Sat - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very relaxing lunch here. The tables are very spread out over a lawn facing the ocean. Most tables are covered with little thatch roofs. Some areas for larger groups. I had a very good coconut curry shrimp dish and fresh lemonade. Most other tables were just having drinks while we were there.

Thank Jane A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I ate at many of the restaurants in Santa Theresa / Playa Carmen and this was easily my favorite for fish. The setting is pretty rustic and not at all fancy, but it adds to the charm. It sits right on the beach and has the best cooked fish around! Do yourself a favor and dine here!

Thank pranheim
beit yanai
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

we came in and it was empty ( its all out side on the sea with a great garden ) but the food was wonderful and the location is fantastic

Thank sheila g
Alberta, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our last night in the area. Great atmosphere and wish we would have went there before dark! Very friendly staff and very attentive service. Great seafood!

Thank Branderso
Shelton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife and I ate here one night on the recommendation of other travelers staying at our hotel. The restaurant was right at the bottom of the hill from our hotel so it was easy to get to. The restaurant is basically a bunch of unique tables set up in the owners large back yard which is right on the... More 

Thank TAmember08242016
San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

a raffinate soda on the beach, all very good, food, location, service and the bill too, little bit more expensive that a soda but its a great dea to eat here!

Thank scchacon84
Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A cosy restaurant with tables scattered around the beachfront property with a nice view and lights in the trees by night. We had the mexican food which was very good and tasty. The menu offered a big variety of things, so we dont know the standard of it all, but the mexican is definately recommendable!

Thank Cille N
Torrance, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far my favorite place to relax and be beach side! The staff is amazing and the margaritas are on point !😍 I vote them best margos for sure!!🍸🍸👍🏻👍🏻💗 food is also delicious ! Can't go wrong here!!

Thank Tonya G
Evanston IL, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We ate at Caracolas twice while staying in Mal Pais. The food was delicious and the staff made us feel like family. Situated right on the shoreline, you can enjoy the sound of the ocean waves while you dine. I wish we could import this place back to the US!

Thank Nancy S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Ate here three times during our stay and had three different entrees. Each one was equally delicious. After our first dinner here, we recommended it to every one we could. The food was the best we ate during our entire stay, the drinks were delicious, and the staff is super friendly and bilingual. Also, the Caracolas Crepes may be the... More 

Thank Matthew L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 08:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Del cruce de playa Carmen 1 km carretera hacia Malpais, Mal Pais 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0525

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