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Beach Dog Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Pub
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Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great spot right by the beach with yummy fresh food and great staff! Go here! U will not be disappointed!

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Thank nsls6271
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, ambiance! We arrived in Nosara, checked into our place, and wanted a bite on the way to the surf! Beach Dog was recommended, and a great lead! Fish tacos, great, chicken quesadilla, very good! And on our way! A couple days later, and a bit of advice later, We returned to share an order of BBG chicken tacos!... More 

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Thank Mary Helen D
Toledo, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had dinner here one night while in Nosara. Great service, owner there and walking around talking to customers. Sometimes on vacation you just want a hamburger, and it definitely hit the spot! Great live music. Fun place for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Caitlin_624
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must go to for any meal with a wonderful menu- the food being so fresh and fantastic! The owner was more then accomodating and the food was top notch! Start wtih there special quac and be sure to end with dessert!! Will not disappoint!

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Thank Januik
Sugar Hill, Georgia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited Nosara many times and we always make it a point to eat here a few times. Great food and vibe. Music nights are great if you can catch one. Guacamole is really good!

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Thank JMenjoylife
Durban
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe food is fantastic - and attached rooms are simple but comfortable, well priced and just off the beach, with awesome outdoor showers. Ideal for anyone looking for an easy base for a surf holiday.

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Thank SteveLovesLamp
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent 14 days in Costa Rica including 1 week in Nosara. Our group included 6 parents and 9 teenagers. The Beach Dog Café was a spot that we frequented in the afternoon and evening for delicious fish tacos and milkshakes not to mention the jalapeno mango margaritas :) We attended one night for karaoke and the teens had... More 

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Thank apkeber5
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a full meal, cocktail, snack or socializing. You can see the chefs making the food in this busy restaurant, and it's low key, beachy vibes make it super friendly and chill. The menu is chock full of creative combinations of local fare -- I'm gluten free and had no trouble with selection. Nice and friendly staff too.... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place so much that we had dinner there twice in a week and also stopped by just for drinks! The food was SO good!

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Thank Kathleen280
Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked here after watching an amazing sunset on guinoes beach. Dinner started at 6 so we started with a drink and some cauliflower fritters for an appetizer. Very delicious. We then both had fajitas for entrees. They were very good with a sweet flavor and served with a side of kale. Overall a pretty healthy place to eat and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:30
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
Description
Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.

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