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Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill

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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)
+506 2670 1246
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Seattle
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service, spoke English very well. Varied menu. Came with 12 people--everyone left happy and satisfied. Some had the fish and chips and said it was the best they ever had tasted. Others had the seafood special (mahi mahi and nice size serving). Excellent. Had ceviche in many restaurants this trip, one had the ceviche here and said it was... More 

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Thank David F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beachfront bar offers a great variety for lunch and dinner. The smoothies are fantastic, chicken quesadillas are tasty, tacos are nicely presented and the rooster wrap is very good. The two things we liked the most is the consistently good food quality that did not change from one day to the other and the consistently great music, be it... More 

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Thank Liane C
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you Very Much Liane for your comments and for your business. Wow, ten visits! I am very happy that the team was able to take good care of you. We hope to see you again at the Father Rooster soon. Thanks again for the great feedback! More 

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delightful beach and restaurant/bar. Food was excellent, fruit drinks were fresh and delicious, and service was great. Very clean and reasonable prices. We're going back!

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black mountain nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beach front restaurants can be notoriously unremarkable- all view, mediocre food. NOT TRUE at Father Rooster in Ocotal Costa Rica. The chef is imaginative with local ingredients, beautiful presentation, and a menu broad enough to be interesting 2-3 nights a week, which we've been doing. Great bar drinks, too. And the friendliest, most helpful staff you'll find anywhere!! This our... More 

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Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review and for your business! We have been in the process of converting the Father Rooster from what was traditionally a burger joint to a place with top quality food using top quality ingredients. The transition is not always easy and we greatly appreciate your feedback. I hope that you had a wonderful visit and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very well kept property right on Ocotal Beach, I have eaten here several times and been very satisfied. Often times live music with a very relaxed atmosphere. It is a great place for a relaxing to have a few drinks to a great meal. I'd definitely recommend it.

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Thank Doug S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Father Rooster's twice during our vacation and the fish tacos were amazing I had to have them both times! View is wonderful of Ocotal Beach, very comfortable dining area with some tables on the beach. I would definitely recommend and will be coming back the next time we are here!

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate lunch here and had a couple of dinners this past week. The food was always great, red snapper for fish n chips rocked, the octopus salad was terrific, seafood and rice dish was great, guac. With chips was fresh and tasty. the prices seemed very reasonable. Service outside was a little slow, service in, was not. Wish we... More 

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Thank bill c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Father Roosters is 200 yards from the Villa so Sunday evening when we arrived we walked down for supper and drinks. We were greeted by our sever Gerald. He explained and told of us some of the favorites etc. We ordered 2 Margaritas a Mai Tai and a frozen lemonade. All were very good. We asked about Ceviche and asked... More 

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Thank Myrth J
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this review

This may be the best review that we have ever received! Thank you so much for your visit, your business, for getting to know our wonderful staff (key to enjoying Costa Rica is getting to know the locals) and for sharing your story with the world. Congrats on the great fishing as well. Please come in again soon... Steve &... More 

Halifax, NS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only stopped in for a drink but the setting is wonderful and the drink menu is quite fun. Lots of shade and great wait staff.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Right on the beach with swings for you to sit in. Great smoothies and fresh french fries and fish delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?