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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“very tasty food”
2 weeks ago
“Food and Philosophy”
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Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Definitely a restaurant you want to experience. Small restaurant so swing by and make a reservation. The catch of the day is well prepared and yummy. Curt is very helpful and willing to provide information if asked. Overall a very nice evening.

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Came highly recommended and deservedly so. Small place with mostly communal table but the vibe is good so no problem sharing tables if you are just a couple. Only 3 items on menu, 2 fish and one vegetarian I believe. Surprisingly this is actually a...More

Thank Reg J
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great hospitality and even better food! Menu only has three courses, the fish tacos worth a flight and a long drive! Fresh fish make the dish not less than amazing! I will definitely be back here again!

Thank Yan B
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Excellent fish (try the the Pacific snook if it is on when you visit. One serving is easily enough for two

Thank alexander478
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Awesome place to eat and get information on Drake Bay. On my next trip Gringo Curt's is definitely on my list of places to go back to. Pura Via

Thank alanriethman
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The restaurant itself is small, but don't let that fool you. This is a true hidden gem. They serve up a different fish every single day, depending on what the fresh catch is. Meal size is huge! One plate can easily feed two people. Curt...More

Thank Cheryl Z
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing! You can choose three ways of preparation of the daily catch (fish). However. When you think you are coming for a romantic dinner, you are wrong. In the small restaurant is a (relatively) huge television. On the screen you will see...More

Thank Floortje H
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this review

I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food at the restaurant, but it’s a shame that you did not enjoy the atmosphere. I have a small restaurant, which is also advertised as a visitor’s center and as such, I am happy to provide...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Loves the simplicity of the menu, just 3 choices, but all wonderful. We ordered the specialty plate. It was tuna-day, so a giant piece of tuna was served. Big enough for 3 people I think. Tuna was so good and fresh! Smoothie with rum tasted...More

Thank Nikki O
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

By far one of the best meals we've had in a long time. Rated #1 for a reason. The simple formula of Curt's restaurant is nothing short of brilliant. The freshest fish you can imagine - caught earlier that day. Prepared as a platter with...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great fresh fish with interesting home made recipe for vegetables for a great price!!! Wonderful owner so nice and honest that we even wonder if that kind of people really exist! beautiful all wood place. We ate there every day during our 4 days stay

Thank aurdelor
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, Can I make a reservation for May 13th, 2017
16 April 2017|
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Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
We will be happy to place you in the calendar. 1st we need: Number of guests Hotel name Guest name Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you
Craig S
I will be eating there often when I am in drake bay. my question is this: what time do the water taxi's leave drake bay to sierpe. everything i read speaks to sierpe to drake bay. but I cant find drake bay to sierpe? you answer will be most appreciated :-)
30 March 2016|
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
7:30am and 2:30pm Safe travels!
Raquel P
Se puede pagar con tarjeta de crédito?? Gracias
11 November 2015|
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
Como mucho de Bahia Drake, acceptamos colones y dollars pero no tarjetas de credito. Recentamente, los pulperias puede distrubir colones de tarjeta de credito y la locacion de los dos es menos que 20 metros de Gringo Curt's.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay
  • Phone Number: +506 6198 5899
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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Visitor Center was established June 2010 and our menu has not changed to date. We have pride in our small menu because it assures that we can provide freshness throughout the year by purchasing fruits, vegetables and fresh fish, locally and daily. There are many benefits to having same day caught fish but one downside is that we cannot guarantee a time that we can open. If we have fish at 12pm, we open. Thank you for your consideration and look forward to your visit Pura Vida!