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The Lookout

Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
+506 8397 8690
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“avocado fries” (53 reviews)
“oysters” (62 reviews)
“tuna poke” (67 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Asian, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 457 reviews

Reviewed today

We stayed in the penthouse right under the restaurant. We had a brunch and a couple dinners there. Service was awesome, so was the food. We happened to be there New Year's Eve and the live music and view of Playa del Coco's fireworks was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Robzworld
Reviewed yesterday

Surprisingly not busy for a Friday night which raised concerns. Concerns quickly negated by first course, drinks and service. We were 2 couples. Given a beautiful patio table overlooking Playa del Coco. All our entrees where excellent and abundant. I had the Octopus Tacos. One...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TimSurette
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to see the sunset over the bay. Excellent views, great service, friendly staff. We tried the seafood bowls and they were great.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cvandeusen1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting drive up, especially after dark. Great view, great ambiance. The staff was very friendly and the food was great - creative. Well worth the drive on a bumpy road.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bailey5839
Elisa P, Gerente at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much to take the time to write us this wonderful review!! Hope to see you again up here!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! Wonderful service, excellent food and drinks. Make reservation early so you can see the sunset! Best meal for our last nite in CR😎

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Shannon L
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Shannon!! It was a pleasure to receive you!! Hope that you will have an opportunity to come back!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to The Lookout for the past few years and each time the food is consistently good, service is fantastic and views are amazing! Best place for New Year’s Eve to see fireworks. The tacos, ahi tuna nachos, oysters and bowls are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank kgramlich0810
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much to take the time and write us a review!! Hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read about this in a travel book. Everything was true. It’s a bit outside town and Waze guided us uphill a narrow, sometimes unpaved, road in a golf cart. It’s on the top floor of a hotel. There are signs to point you in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank K355KQmattt
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much to take the time and write us a review!! Happy to know that, even if you found it difficult to come, you had a good time with us!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great view, and wonderful service! Was just here last week and cannot recommend it more. The wasabi ceviche was amazing! Good selection of local craft beers and the employees could not have been nicer

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John L
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much John to take the time and write this wonderful review!! Hope to see you soon and our best wishes for a wonderful 2019!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had dinner tonight at The Lookout in Guanacaste area of Costa Rica. The people were so warm and friendly and the food was delicious and very fresh. It is up a winding hill overlooking Playa Coco. We recommend it highly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karla E
Elisa P, Gerente at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much to take the time to write us a review!! It was a pleasure to meet you!! See you soon!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time for our visit. The host/manager (Elisa) is friendly and superb. The food is delicious. We would come back again to this place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fishing247
Elisa P, Manager at The Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much to take the time and write us this wonderful review!! Hope to see you soon!!

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timk624
31 March 2018|
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Response from 805jeffreyw | Reviewed this property |
Cheese in Costa Rica is not typically pasteurized, which is why it often has a different taste. I don’t know if the good folks at the Lookout use pasteurized cheddar or not but that could be the reason it’s not coming out... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Up the Hill in Vista Marina | Located on the Top Floor of Hotel Chantel, Playas del Coco 000001, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 8397 8690
  • E-mail
Description
The Lookout is a seafood restaurant and oyster bar located in Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste. We are the first and only restaurant in town to stock live oysters, to be eaten raw on the half shell or prepared in a number of other ways. We are also the first and only place in town to serve Costa Rican craft beers on tap. The view from our establishment is truly priceless and the menu showcases the freshest seafood that the Pacific has to offer. We hope to see you soon!
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