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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)
“fish” (37 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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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 814 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a beautiful spot on the beach. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is mediocre and expensive for the area. Go for the ambiance but not for the food.

Thank sherwcp
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

Heard good things about Father Rooster during our visit and decided to try it out. While it's a little pricier than other restaurants they definitely make up for that with a great menu and excellent drinks. I had the rooster wings and they were excellent,...More

Thank tylershaw
Reviewed 9 October 2018

My spouse and I went there for lunch one day and enjoyed ourselves. It was nice just to sit outside and enjoy the scenery and relax. The wait staff was outstanding. the food was good, not great but relatively expensive - although it was typical...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Can’t beat the views (right on the beach)! There’s enough covered patio/deck seating to enjoy a rainy afternoon lunch. Can’t beat the service (friendly, polite, helpful)! So enjoyed the young man taking care of us (making the most of a day off from school). Delicious...More

Thank RJillMaxwellAZ
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hello RJillMaxwellAZ: THank you very much for your review and your business. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the Father Rooster even as we deal with this tropical wave passing through Costa Rica. Juan Jose is very special to us. He is from a very...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Good food and drinks.. The location and atmosphere on the beach at Playa Ocotal is great. We used the carry out service. We could walk there from the condo we were staying at.More

Thank Kenneth M
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thanks for the great review Kenneth! I hope that next time you can join us for a few hours, perhaps at sunset, to enjoy the atmosphere along with the food. We have live music tonight, Wednesday, at sunset. That is the ideal time to visit....More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

What a great place to have dinner on the beach. the food and service was great . I had fresh grilled fish very tasty. A very fun place to out to .More

Thank sawyerrj79
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you very much Sawyerrj79! I am very happy that you ordered our grilled fish. It is, in my opinion, one of our very best plates and made with fish caught right in the Gulf of Papagayo in front of our restaurant. Thank you very...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner last night at Father Rooster. The best part was that the weather was great the the temperature was very comfortable. I had the fish and chips with mahi mahi and my wife had the taco sampler. We started with an order of...More

Thank Bruce T
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you very much for the great review Bruce T! We appreciate your business and taking the time to share your experience with the world. I will pass on your compliments to the chef and to the waitstaff. Again, thanks for stopping in! Steve &...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner at this place service was very good. And we stay at the beach all day. Will definitely come back

Thank verclaco
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review Verclaco! And, thank you for your business. I am very happy to hear that you had a good experience at the Father Rooster. Please come back again soon! Steve, Christine and Luis

Reviewed 21 August 2018

First the good news. The service is good. The atmosphere is fantastic on the beachfront in Ocotal. You can sit inside, or outside on the sand under an umbrella. The food average beach food and fairly tasty. I had the seafood tacos. The taco shells...More

2  Thank Marla K
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colinf345
12 October 2018|
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Response from ElGringoChapin | Reviewed this property |
Consider a water taxi as well. As the crow flies, the Riu Palace is the next bay over. In a taxi, you have to drive into Cocos then back out to the Palace. Not sure how expensive it would be...
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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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KatieG2099
30 October 2017|
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Response from rogerrubin | 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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
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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