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La Pecora Nera

3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0490
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (70 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
“carpaccio” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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Reviewed today via mobile

My husband and I ate here both nights we stayed in Cocles and cannot praise it enough. The people were so friendly and helpful and the food was wonderful. It’s a long time since I have had this sort of experience with the head guy...More

Thank MargaretJay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being a solo traveler and a foodie, I wanted to check out La Pecora Nera. I kind of hate eating dinner alone though, especially at a nice, romantic restaurant, so I went early, right when they opened, and sat at the bar. The staff was...More

Thank MGE84
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! 80 meters from the main raod in a dark alley. But what a find!!! We ate there 3 nights in our four night stay at the hotel next door... because they were closed on Monday. We enjoyed every dish, every appetizer, every...More

Thank Hgfreeinmtl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I must say I think this is one the best restaurants in Costa Rica, everything from ambience, service, quality of food and even the little son of the owners Nico (who helps with service despite being 3 years old) is truly amazing. A must visit...More

Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is my go to place whenever I have something special to celebrate or just want great food and don’t want to cook. Olario always knows what to do when it comes to making the night amazing....the service is always great, the food delish, and...More

Thank bennyh78
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We went to dinner at La Pecora Nera due to the great reviews we read. The owner and staff were beyond attentive and friendly. The food was amazing! My husband and I have been on a low carb diet for 7 months and really enjoyed...More

Thank RAG19
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We live in wine county north of San Francisco. Needless to say, we have been to a few good Italian restaurants. Having also been to Italy a number of times, I could not believe this restaurant exists tucked away in this little corner of the...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The Caribbean side of Costa Rica is rustic and wild. Imagine our surprise when we walked down a dirt driveway and through a magical portal into heaven (otherwise known as Pecora Nera). Such a beautiful setting! We were warmly welcomed by the owner/chef, who brought...More

Thank Truckee1
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the hotel next door and wanted to try this as an different option one evening. It’s just great. The food, the host, the wine, the service. Spot on and highly recommended.

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to many, and this is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. Perfectly al dante pasta with phenomenal layers of balanced flavors. The chef definitely knows what he is doing. I simply loved the experience!

Thank pagarj
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10 April 2018|
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Response from Sharle O | Reviewed this property |
Most appetizers, we share, are 8000 to 10000. I recommend pescado or tuna carpaccio. Pastas 9 or 10,000. Mains are 13 to 16,000. Mains come with a salad, vegetable sides, a starter soup, and house made breads. We share, it... More
28 January 2018|
Response from 532jons | Reviewed this property |
5-10 every day except Monday, when they are closed.
17 November 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 km/2 mi southeast of town at Playa Cocle | Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca  >  Cocles
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0490
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