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There's a great international selection of restaurants in Puerto Viejo and area, something for every taste. Check out the listings below. There's also a great selection of bars and discos to dance the night away or listen to live music.

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Listings are sorted by the area of town they are in. Scroll down for restaurants and bars in Puerto Viejo, Playa Negra, Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva, Manzanillo and last, but not least, Cahuita.

Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo Top PicksKOKi Beach
 kokibeach.blogspot.ca

Beach front Bar and Restaurant. Latin Fusion food. Overlooks street and beach. Great for people watching. Open daily for dinner 5-11 pm. Winner of a national award for improving the quality of life in Costa Rica for their contributions to the environment and community.
 +506 2750 0902
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Amimodo

Italian and fusion cuisine in front of Salsa Brava surf spot
 +506 2750 0257
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Bread and Chocolate

Bakery, Café, Desserts
 +506 2750-0723
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Cafe Fresco

Fresh, local produce prepared from scratch in the kitchen. Lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Fresh bowls and smoothies and handmade naan bread sandwiches. Open 10 - 6pm Tuesday - Sunday. Located at the Lotus Garden Hotel.
 +506 2750 0232
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Cafe Rico

Coffee, light meals, breakfast. Also, bikes, snorkels and laundry.
 +506 2750 0510
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Cafe Viejo

Upscale Italian in an open air setting right in the center of Puerto Viejo
 +506 2750-0817
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Chile Rojo

Thai and asian fusion restaurant. Open noon to 10:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
 +506 2750 0025
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Como En Mi Casa Art Cafe

Espresso drinks, desserts, breakfast, sandwiches, salads. Open 7am to 4pm daily.
 +506 6069 6319, 6069 6337
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DreadNut Coffee

Little coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch and baked goods. Also the Manifesto store selling hand painted clothing and artifacts.
 +506 8840 5247
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EZ Times

Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Live Music, on the beach, best place to relax, enjoy cocktails 2x1 daily 5pm-7pm. Fresh food, no microwaves, wood oven pizza. New menu daily.
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Flip Flop Restaurant

Restaurant with varied menu including asian curries, pasta, fajitas. Daily specials. Puerto Viejo Center, across from Multicentro. Open 12 noon - 10 pm daily.
 +506 2750 2031
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Gecko Cafe and Grill

Restaurant from Limon which recently opened a branch in Puerto Viejo. Upstairs above Adobe Rent a car.
 8511 3736, 2758 1558
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Gelateria DEE-Lite

Italian ice cream and espresso, open 10 to 20:30 everyday. Beachfront terrace.
 +506 8429 1667
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Hot Rocks

Food, cold drinks & live music. All right in the center of town. Wifi. Tables are wired with charging stations. Bilingual staff: English and Spanish.
 +506 8708 3183
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Johnny's Place

Beachfront bar which has been a fixture of the Puerto Viejo scene for many years. Serves food as well.
 +506 2750 0200
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La Cleta Veggie Bar

Vegan restaurant and bar. Hosts live music and other events. Located at Hotel Puerto Viejo.
 +506 2750 0620
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La Esquina Boruca Pizzeria

Pizza for delivery, take out and eat in.
 +506 2750 0180
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La Parada Cafeteria

Cafe and restaurant at the main Puerto Viejo bus stop where you can get coffee, snacks, batidos or a meal while waiting for your bus.
 +506 2750 0558
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Lazlo's Catch of the Day

Fresh Seafood, casual outdoor seating
 +506 2750 0628, 8730 6185
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Lazy Mon Beach Bar

Beach bar with sports and music. Offering cocktails such as the Tica Rita or Coco Loco to appetizers, handmade burgers, sandwiches and salads. Music is what makes The Lazy Mon go round. Offers live music with an incredible sunset view every day from 5-7 and music 5 nights a week. You can also play pool, ping pong or watch live sporting events on 1 of the 4 TV's. Food is served from 1pm to 10pm Monday through Saturday, and until 9pm on Sundays. 2x1 cocktails during happy hour from 4-7 pm every day.
 2750-0016
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Lidia's Place

Casual Caribbean style "Soda" restaurant
 +506 2750 0598
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Madre Tierra

Cocktails, restaurant and bar. Variety of food including Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Costa Rican, Fusion and Vegetarian.
 +506 2750 2083
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Mamma Mia Pizza

Authentic Thin crust Italian Pizza. Does delivery for extra charge.
 8547 5878
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Mango Sunset

A long time Puerto Viejo favorite where you'll often find the crowd late nights. Mango Sunset is open late often with live music playing Reggae, Latin, Salsa or Rock. Full restaurant menu earlier as well.
 8757 8356
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Monli Bar Restaurante and Grill

Restaurant specializing in fresh seafood. Open noon-10pm daily except Thursday.
 +506 8312 2619
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Outback Jacks

Restaurant and bar with an Australian theme. The food served consists of barbecued steaks, ribs, chicken wings, Aussie burgers and fries, sauteed vegetables, roasted potatoes, salads, homemade sauces and soups, fresh sea food, whole fried red snappers, crab cakes and local dishes. A variety of cocktails are also served.
 8471 2622
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Pan Pay

Bakery and Restaurant
 2750 0081
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Restaurant Café Kire

Restaurant specializing in pizza, pasta and salads. Wednesday is all you can eat pizza night. Also rents bungalows.
 2750 3020
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Restaurante Bar Tamara

Upstairs is a quaint little local style bar. Downstairs is the restaurant. Bar is ideal for people looking for a comfortable place where locals drink. In the bar, food is also available from restaurant downstairs.
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Restaurante Nema

Restaurant specializing in Caribbean food and especially seafood
 2750-0085
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Sel y Sucre

Creperie & Fruits Bar. Savory and desert crepese.
 2750-0636
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Soda Ghetto Girl One Love

Authentic Caribbean food cooked fresh.
 2750 0637
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Soda Miss Sam

Local casual restaurant serving Caribbean specialities
 2750 0108
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Soda Taito

Local Caribbean-style "soda" (casual restaurant)
 2750 0348
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Stashu's Con Fusion

Caribbean Fusion Food with Live Music. (Formerly known as Loco Natural)
 2750-0530
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Playa Negra (Puerto Viejo)

Azul Beach Club
 www.AzulBeachClub.com

Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and drinks overlooking the beautiful beaches of Playa Negra. Enjoy your lunch or drinks in the restaurant or take in the view on the beach while the beachside servers attend you. Serving from 7am to 9pm daily.
 +506 2750-2035
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The Point Sports Bar and Grill

The Original Sports Bar in Puerto Viejo that offers all major sports TV packages so you can watch your favorite sports action happen on 6 televisions and one huge projector. There is a beautiful Caribbean beach front view as well. The bar offers 3 Costa Rican Microbrews on tap, as well as favorite bottled beer choices, and premium liquors. The restaurant menu provides American food and Caribbean dishes daily and features specials throughout the week.
 2756 8491
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Cocles

Que Rico Papito
 www.lacostadepapito.com

A Sensual Jungle Dining Experience at La Costa de Papito Bungalows
 2750-0080
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La Nena

Casual Caribbean style restaurant with outdoor seating. Vegetarian friendly.
 +506 2537 9791
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Pecora Nera

Italian owned and operated Italian restaurant
 2750-0490
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Playa Chiquita

Alice Ice Cream Bar

Homemade ice cream.
 +506 8873 5090
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Pizzeria Pulcinella

Pizza and other Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Pizza prepared in a wood-fired brick oven. Located at Hotel El Nido.
 2756 8274
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Pura Gula

Slow food restaurant
 86346404
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Punta Uva

Arrecife Restaurant

Local Punta Uva Restaurant & Bar. They also rent cabinas. Restaurant specializes in local afro-caribbean dishes and mediterranean food.
 +506 2759 9200
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El Refugio Grill

Argentinian Restaurant located between Punta Uva and Manzanillo
 +506 2759-9007
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Pita Bonita

Middle Eastern Restaurant and Bar. Freshly Baked Pita Bread, Hummus, Falafel, Salads, Lamb Kebab and More. Take Away Possible. Where Playa Chiquita meets Punta Uva.
 2756 8173
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Selvin's Restaurant and Cabinas

Restaurant serving fresh local food and basic cabanas.
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Manzanillo

Maxi's Restaurant

Traditional Caribbean restaurant that has stood at the end of the road for many years and is still famous for their seafood. There is a full service restaurant and a small quick service option as well.
 2759-0673
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Cahuita

Cafe del Parquecito

Specializing in crepes. Happy hour. International beers, TV, table games.
 +506 2755 0279
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Choco Latte

100% natural bread made fresh daily. Serving breakfast with European style espresso.
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Cocorico Restaurante

Specialized in homemade cakes, desserts, bread, crepes and ice cream. Also serve pintos, casados, pizzas, pastas, salads and paninis.
 +506 2755 0409 / 8313 7502
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Miss Edith's

Traditional Caribbean restaurant
 2755 0248
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Pizz n' Love

Pizza - Pasta - Chicken Express Delivery
 2755 0317
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Restaurante La Fe

Chef and owner Walter, a Cahuita native, serves up tall tales and tasty meals at this reasonably priced spot. There’s a laundry list of Tico and Caribbean items, but the main draw is anything doused in the restaurant’s spicy-delicious coconut sauce.
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Roberto's Restaurant and Tours

Restaurant serving traditional Caribbean food. As well offers tours including snorkeling, National Park tours and fishing.
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Sobre Las Olas

Beachfront restaurant with an Italian owner/chef specializing in seafood dishes.
 2755 0109
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Timothy from Saranac Lake NY
Easter Week

How is the City during Easter Week ? Do the bars shut down darning Easter weekend. We heard it may be hard to find a place to go out at night and want to confirm if this was true or not.

February 17, 2013

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Doug

Costa Rica has always had "dry" laws for Semana Santa -- not the whole week but 3 or 4 days around the weekend. During that time it was not permitted to sell alcohol in either restaurants or stores. So the result is that people stocked up beforehand and the beaches and streets were full of drinkers which of course created many problems. Some restaurants and bars flouted the rule but not many since losing your liquor license was a big risk.

The good news is that I just heard last night that this is changing this year for the first time. I don't have all the details but it sounds like restaurants and bars will be allowed to serve all weekend. Hopefully this will keep the streets and beaches cleaner and safer. I am not sure about the stores so I assume they will still not be allowed to sell alcohol for several days.

February 17, 2013

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KOKI BEACH from Puerto Viejo
Easter weekend and dry law

This year all bar and restaurant can sell alcohol like any other time of the year during Easter Weekend after abolishing the 80 year old dry law prohibiting it. Liquor stores and super markets can as well.

A new law has made it illegal to drink in public places outside of restaurants and bars though I beat the enforcement will be spotty at best

February 18, 2013

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Ben from New York, New York
Red Stripe Cafe

Is the Red Stripe Cafe in PV still open?

January 04, 2013

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elsa insua from argentina

Great New Restaurant inside the Wildlife Refuge Gandoca-Manzanillo. Just 20" from Puerto Viejo, on the main road (in front of the entrance to the secret surf point Playa Grande). El Refugio Grill, is the best experiencie you could have on your visit to the Caribbean. Run by it's owner, an Argentinean Chef, you can try any dish of the small daily menue and your are not goint to be disapointed.

August 03, 2009

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Lenay L Henkes from San Diego, CA USA

Try Monita Bonita's the food is great the service is wonderful, loved the curry chicken, also bruchetta was supper! the 4 cheese pasta with homemade fetticini great too!

July 04, 2009

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