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“Best meal to value ratio we found in Costa Rica”
Review of Selvin's

Selvin's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at many great restaurants during our week on the Caribbean side, and this one takes the cake. My lobster was cooked perfectly, and the kid's meals were standouts and kept this from being a budget buster. But what really made this our favorite restaurants were the side dishes: the patacones were 10x better than everywhere else we tried them. They were crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside- not dense and hard like in most places. And the rice and beans were moist and rich and flavorful. We wish we had discovered this place earlier on the trip, so we could have enjoyed it twice.

Thank vivatommy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on last night in town and wish i had eater here on my first night. All in all best meal i ate in 11 days in town. In a town where all restaurant service is pretty slow this place was like a speed demon. Not only fast but the beef tenderloin on the wood grill was a nice large portion and i think the best value of everything i ate while on vacation. Great setting and great food and value

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Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by friends, Selvin's didn't disappoint and served a perfectly-cooked, tasty and huge tuna steak with all the trimmings. Friendly service and a great local vibe.

Thank Sam R
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

My wife and I wanted a definite "Caribbean Inspired" meal while in Punta Uva, and Selvins did not disappoint.We started with the Rondon soup appetizer, a fish soup with various other seafood parts in it with a coconut milk broth. Excellent! My wife then ordered a 600g. Lobster off the grill with lime butter, beans and rice, grilled vegetables,salad and patacones. Let's just say she was full and happy when done. I ordered the Carribean Chicken, with beans and rice, salad, patacones . We each ordered a Caipirinha with the meal, and it was delightful and strong as well. We then ordered the Bon Bons for dessert, a chocolate bon bon served warm, and coconut bon bon served room temp with a side of whipped cream. Heaven if you order it, eat a small portion from each and one time to get the best flavor! Service was also nice and friendly. Worth the trip if in the area!

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Thank MikeandRoseStefka
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Our family had a great time at Selvin's. Food was very good and mix drinks were awesome! Very nice location and friendly personnel

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Thank hincapie730
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