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$$ - $$$Latin, Seafood,
De la Parada de Buses 400 Metros Oeste | En Frente de la Playa, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
+506 2655 9002
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (26 reviews)
“quesadilla” (3 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
De la Parada de Buses 400 Metros Oeste | En Frente de la Playa, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined and had cocktails several times during our stay at Cristal Azul. The experience parallels the resort - See our review on Cristal Azul-- Amazing Scott R.

Thank U6663GQscottr
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

fantastic locally sourced food run by the friendliest man and his dogs! Right on the beach so the views are fab. Highly recommend the smoothies!

Thank lucycvholland
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The food is amazing and the location is super romantic. The beach stretches for miles without seeing many other tourists and the tables are located on the stretch that overlooks the ocean. Traditional and exceptional food that is made with love.

Thank yogagirlsf1980
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Out to surf, swim or take a beach walk at Playa San Miguel then you need to get acquainted with Locos Cocos. We like our salt rimmed, lime juice cold beer over ice here. Best place for a sunset here. Freshly prepared food in friendly...More

Thank george l
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a lot of time here. Henner has a piece of heaven. Tasty food and cold drinks! I particularly liked the sangria! Food was delicious. Im not a seafood fan so my options were limited but I did enjoy the chicken and veggies quesadillas....More

Thank KathC829
Reviewed 18 February 2018

So fun to eat great food right on the beach. A real oasis. Very casual and laid back, with excellent food. Clean bathroom. Local beer selection. Dreamy setting. Go there if you are in the area...you won't be disappointed! Bonus: loved watching the assortment of...More

Thank alyson w
Reviewed 8 February 2018

WE stayed at the owner's fantastic nearby property, Cristal Azul, on the hill overlooking the bar and the beach. The food at the bar and house were terrific - do not miss the cerviche - and frsh from the fishermen. You can effectively watch your...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We had a ceviche and a grilled tuna filet. Both meals were of superb quality and quantity. The owner of the beach restaurant was really very nice. The price-performance for this quality of fish was more than reasonable. If I am back in Costa Rica...More

Thank Markus W
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We spent 5 days in the Playa San Miguel area and ate at Locoscocos about 6 different times. Everything we tried was superb including the Ceviche, fish tacos, quesadilla, Calamari, jumbo shrimp, and the catch of the day (which was Tuna when we were there)....More

Thank stefanihottman
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Located along the beautiful beach of Playa Miguel. Owner runs close by a four-star hotel higher up in the mountains. Just follow the signs of Locos Cocos and you cannot miss the orange container which serves as their kitchen. Nothing flashy but very fresh seafood...More

Thank lex195
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Jeff T
5 February 2017|
Response from jossp991 | Reviewed this property |
There are public busses that run however you will need to change at Jicaral... the bus from there to San Miguel is long and bumpy.
6 May 2015|
Response from MMartinV | Reviewed this property |
Hola! Cristal Azul es un lugar perfecto para quedarse, esta en San Miguel también. Hener & Zene los tratarán como si fuera su casa. Saludos! -M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: De la Parada de Buses 400 Metros Oeste | En Frente de la Playa, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa San Miguel
  • Phone Number: +506 2655 9002
  • E-mail
A barefoot beach bar open daily till sunset steps from the surf. Picnic table seating with palm trees and shade sails overhead to give cover from the sun, a stunning view, a funky shipping container and warm host make this a perfect place to spend the day in paradise! Serving catch of the day fresh fish and seafood in traditional Costa Rican recipes as they have been for generations. Bachi Ball, Backgammon, and Badminton on site as well as a cold outdoor shower are available for guests to use. Open daily thru sunset during the high season months of December thru April.
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