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Review of Cafe de Playa

Cafe de Playa
Ranked #24 of 123 Restaurants in Playas del Coco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$70
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: An elegant beachfront retreat Café de Playa is a slice of the Pacific Paradise, with welcoming accommodations and luxurious living. Indulge in the bounties of the sea, the fruits of Costa Rica and beverages from around the globe. A world unto itself, Café de Playa is the ideal beach front venue for lodging, entertainment, romantic dinners, weddings, private events and activities for every mood.
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We went on a couple night out and were a bit disappointed. Good location, average food, average service and expensive. Will not go back. Better places in Coco not too far.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Service is great. food good need to change up the menu.Good wine list. Great sunset views. Love the surf and turf.

Thank alc933
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Katherine M, Director Comercial at Cafe de Playa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hola! Thanks for your comments, we are working on some updates in our menu so stay tune to see what´s new.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We did not stay here, but found it while cruising town in our rented golf cart. We parked and were walking on the beach and came upon this gorgeous setting for viewing the sunset. We sat on their beach front bench and had a couple of drinks and watched the sunset & visited with some of the locals having dinner. Was the perfect spot. Quiet & quaint.

Thank vkerr74
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Katherine M, Director Comercial at Cafe de Playa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thanks for such nice comment about our venue, we really hope you can visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Cafe de Playa is an elegant boutique hotel and restaurant and then some, located on the beach in Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica. Being in a bay on Costa Rica’s northwest Pacific coast, the westward facing beach is a perfect location for sunsets.

Our group of ten arrived at Cafe de Playa’s beachfront restaurant directly from the beach side, just in time for sunset. Still clad in our swimwear after an afternoon on and in the ocean, we were greeted and treated like royalty.

Super attendant staff, hosts and hostesses ushered us all into the most plush and cushy outdoor dining experience many of us had ever enjoyed.

After a hard, hard day of fun, nothing beats a happy hour cocktail except the best happy hour cocktails ever. Cafe de Playa serves the best mojitos, daiquiris, martinis, and more, but the best-of-the-best by far is their amazing pina coladas. OMG! Like a pineapple coconut milkshake on steroids.

Thanks to the size of our crew, we were able to sample a big fraction of Cafe de Playa’s appetizers, entres, and deserts. Once again, in every case, OMG. Without exception, at least within our gang, every single course we tried was delicious, delectable, and succulent and sensual. Fish filet, beef tenderloin, grilled chicken, seafood risotto are superb choices. Grilled octopus, which I did not order fearing it might be rubbery, was texture of shrimp. It was so beautifully flavored, I ordered it myself when Lorna and I returned to Cafe de Playa for our last night in Costa Rica.

Say hello to Ila, our hostess, who is smart and eager, as is all the staff at Cafe de Playa. Service is totally five star. For superb hospitality and true excellence in libations and cuisine, you will love this dining experience. Cafe de Playa is seaside dining at its best.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Nicely appointed restaurant on the beach 700 meters north of Playas del Coco's main street. The dinner menu is simple and prices are higher than others in the area but the atmosphere makes the deal. The view of the bay is stunning.
Very pleasant, open air dining at it's finest. Staff is attentive and helpful. Pet friendly. For a lighter meal ask for the snack menu for burgers, quesadillas, and the like.

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Thank hungeryhobo
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