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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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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (61 reviews)
“panna cotta” (6 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 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had the best meal of our entire trip at La Pecora Nera! It is a beautiful setting, with giant trees hanging over the outdoor seating. The husband is the head chef, and his wife is out on the floor making sure...More

Thank gusto2111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great owner, operators. Lots of passion. Delicious food. Warm environment. Best restaurant within 100 km radius at least

Thank Globaltaster
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden in this remote corner of Costa Rica, La Pecora Negra is one of my top 3 restaurants countrywide. I have been coming here for 16 years and I can eat here every day. Ilario the chef cooks with passion and is always trying to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a costarican I have visited many italian restaurants. This was the best by far. Great food, awesome service. Located in Playa Cocles.

Thank Adriana S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is just magical set back towards the forest off the main road away from the crowds. The building is open air with bamboo roof. I was invited into the wine cellar to pick which bottle I'd like. Dinner was perfect! Several staff members...More

Thank tracyj912
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This location was just perfect for a birthday dinner - the pasta was excellent, the stuff was corteous and the dessert finished our best evening in Costa Rica so far... thanks a lot!

Thank Stefan U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. I think it is the best one in my whole life. The food is so tasty and so yummi mhhh. The mix fish plate, the meat, the pasta is very very very good. Only the pizzas are not so great but...More

Thank datchi83
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to take a dinner. The place is magical, service excellent, food is first class. Big and safe location. One of the best options in Puerto Viejo could be.... the best option. Prices are according with the quality.

Thank Christian G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Three dinners in a row, and each night was delicious. It's obviously a challenge to run a restaurant in a place where humidity, rain, and heat are your companion, yet Hilario gets it right, and cooks with love. Eat, drink and enjoy, and don't forget...More

Thank ElCidMadrid
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

In amongst the tourist bars and food stands that line the coast from Puerto Viejo to the next small towns south of there, there are some restaurants with real culinary aspirations, and this is one of them. The lovely setting might look like an upscale...More

Thank ArtAndFood
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Wilbur J
16 October 2016|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
Don't know.
9 October 2016|
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Response from KeanM | Reviewed this property |
It closed. Run by the same guy as Pecora Nets. The building is being redeveloped although I don't know as what
steve r
12 August 2016|
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Response from Charlie P | Reviewed this property |
I believe that they take calls in afternoon. Well worth it. A must spot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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