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Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill

Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1246
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (46 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (17 reviews)
“sushi” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill
1. AMAZING view!
"The ocean view was stunning"
Tazz6464
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2. Had dinner there THREE times!
"Freddie, Alex and Francisco were all amazing waiters "
Aaron L
See reviews that mention Had dinner there THREE times!
3. Memorable!
"Father Rooster is a happy place, a great beach bar in a magical"
LinnieSP
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1 - 10 of 805 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great night meeting new friends at Father Roosters, the service is really good and the food is lovely too, relaxing on the beach listening to the waves but remember to take your bug spray

Thank nicandtim02
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Father Rooster is a happy place, a great beach bar in a magical location with tables, comfortable chairs, a hammock or two, right on the sand at Playa Ocotal, under the mango trees with gentle waves lapping the shore. But it’s also a friendly, welcoming,...More

1  Thank LinnieSP
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you LinnieSP! You must work in marketing. We need to copy this and use it as content on our website! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you have enjoyed your time at the Father Rooster. We work...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right on the beach, casual environment, great for lunch, dinner and/or a tastey beverage. Good food, quick service, off the beaten path, relaxed classic Costa Rican joint.

Thank Kennyboy A
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review and for your business. Please come back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, 2 cute dogs to play with and pet. Food was great, view was great, wait staff was quick and good. You’re directly on the beach, right on the water. Reasonable pricing, all things considered.

Thank PaulOConnor83
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review PaulOConnor83! We appreciate your business and are very happy that you enjoyed your experience. Please come back again soon. Steve, Christine and Luis

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

taco trio - shrimp, tuna and mahi mani tacos were delicious - as were the pina coladas. Restaurant was right on the beach - heard the crashing of the waves as we ate.

Thank dsfuqua
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review Dsfuqua. I am very happy that you enjoyed the taco trio. That is a new menu item and we are very proud of it. Thank you for your business! Steve, Christine and Luis

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a must to visit if you are in the area. It is very neat and clean with a good selection on their menu and reasonable prices. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable... absolutely at the end of the road...More

Thank Bill F
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Bill F! And thank you for your business. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please come back again soon! Steve, Christine and Luis

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this laid back beachfront restaurant...so much so that we had dinner there twice during our stay. All the food we had was great. Try checking out Sushi Night on Wednesday when they sell sushi and have live music. The service was good as...More

Thank FowlerBuzz
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review FowlerBuzz! And, sushi Wednesday is my favorite night of the week at Father Rooster. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed it enough to return a second time. We appreciate your business and you taking the time to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Father rooster's is steps from our house on Ocotal Beach. We enjoy every meal and drink there. The view of the sunset is fantastic and the space inviting and family friendly.More

Thank fesoicher
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Fesoicher: Thank you for your wonderful review and for your business. Our neighbors are very important to us and to our business. You are the reason that we can survive the low seasons here in Costa Rica. Thank you very much for your business...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely had the Pura Vida vibe going. Food was excellent, service was superior.The view spectacular.

Thank warrenhouse05
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much Warrenhouse05 for the awesome review and for your business. Please come back again soon! Steve, Christine and Luis

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here two different nights on our vacation. The atmosphere is perfect dining next to the beach with tiki torches and nice music (a live performer singing and playing acoustic guitar one night). The food is excellent, especially the chicken casado, cerviche and the...More

Thank GreggCTX
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much GreggCTX for your business and for the great review. I will pass on your congratulations to Mario, our new chef, who is working hard to prove himself in the kitchen. Again, thanks for coming into the Father Rooster! Steve, Christine and...More

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kristenlee2017
27 November 2017|
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Response from Steve G | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your message. Sorry, we close every year on December 24 to give our staff a family day. THe 25th starts the Fin de Año rush where we are quite busy. We are open all days prior and post 24. Steve
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Katie G
30 October 2017|
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Response from roger r | Reviewed this property |
You need to drive - very close to playa coco - like 10 minutes away - think it is called playa occatal
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leroykrazyboy
26 January 2017|
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Response from Steve G | Property representative |
Hi Leroy: Thanks for the note! We run happy hour typically between the months of August and October, during the low season, in order to attract more business. The only place in our area that has a formal happy hour that I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1246
  • E-mail
Description
Father Rooster is the premier beachfront bar & restaurant on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The location and scenery combined with top quality (yet very simple) food and our famous frozen drinks makes Father Rooster a must see on your next visit to Costa Rica. This is the place where the locals and tourists sit side by side sipping cocktails, eating fresh Mahi-mahi and Tuna and watching the sunset over the Pacific. This is the place where Hemmingway would have hung his hat and the place that Buffet would write songs about. Its the place that you have been looking for all of your life... Come on in, and enjoy!
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