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“Nice place to go and enjoy the scenery”

Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Costa Rican
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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!
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 for restaurants in that area. I would go back there again, although we went for lunch, perhaps go for dinner.

Date of visit: September 2018
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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 food and drinks!
Local friends highly recommended; so glad we listened. We’ll be back!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RJillMaxwellAZ
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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 poor family in the area and lives in a home with dirt floors. He is 12 years old and has good potential. He has been working with us on his days off as a method of improving his English and to learn a bit about how to run a business. We have been helping him to find a solid path forward. Your comments here will mean the world to him and we cannot wait to share them with him.

Thank you very much, once again, for your business.

Steve, Christine and Luis

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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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kenneth M
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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. And, we just brought in a bunch of fresh catch. Chef Mario is preparing a special sushi menu for the evening.

Thanks again for the great review and for your business.

Steve, Luis and Christine

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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 .

Date of visit: September 2017
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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 much for your business and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Please come back again soon!

Steve, Christine and Luis

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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 patacones. Good food. Friendly waitstaff. Prices weren't bad either.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Y2575ELbrucet
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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 & Christine

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