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Cool & Calm Cafe

$$ - $$$Caribbean, Seafood,
Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
+506 2750 3151
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Andy, the owner, is a great grill master and a welcoming host - the food was excellent and moderately priced.

Thank GAIL S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the food very tasty (Jerk chicken, fish tacos, ceviche, plantain, rice and peas) but very heavy. Friendly staff and great location. Recommend you walk a little further to the unassuming Soda Mimas Spat.

Thank Sandy D
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I had read that this place was worth a stop so we went to manzanillo for the day and then went to this restaurant for supper. We walked by and decided to keep walking. It looked creepy and pretty rough. We went back and sat...More

2  Thank Ac916155043
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We were in manzanillo last year( 2017) over memorial day and we found this little gem. Andy has got to be the most amazing cook ever! I know at first it looks like a little shack with blaring reggae music. Seems a little intimidating at...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Not very hungry so shared a plate of fish tacos which were excellent. Asked what juices they had and they had just made some passion fruit which was delicious

Thank kateandmark
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Andy, the chef will prepare anything you like including our catch or his catch of the day. Coolly and Calm offers a friendly Caribbean vibe where you will meet visitors from all over the world. Andy will come sit with your party and introduce to...More

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Anything from crabs,lobsters,fillets, ribs, you named it...Barbecue is awesome, I highly recommend. Take it easy with expectations about European no waiting service, just enjoy the atmosphere and relax :)

Thank Mishka B
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Awkward waiter, disgusting bathroom (do they go there themselves?), strange crowd, food was doable. Could not wait to leave.

Thank Romanalus
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I visited the place following Trip advisor recommendations and wasn't dissapointed. The food was really great, I.got the pargo at the grill and it was delicious my wife got the Caribbean chicken and just love it. Highly recommended if you are in town.

Thank MarcoC997
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Had lunch at the Cool and Calm Cafe, with a great view of the beach. Excellent food - I had the BBQ chicken and my friends raved about the fish tacos. Seating is a little unusual - I may be too old to sit on...More

Thank culturevulture43
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Not sure, probably cash only though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metros Norte del Parada del Bus Manzanillo 50, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Manzanillo
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 3151
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Our Story Welcome to Cool and Calm Cafe, serving the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica! Owners Chef Andy Cook Campbell and Molly Meehan are dedicated to offering the freshest ingredients with a menu inspired by traditional Caribbean cooking fused with inspirations from around the World! Andy grew up on the Talamanca Coast right here in Manzanillo where he grew, harvested, and caught much of the food he and his family cooked at home. Molly is an herbalist and farmer from the US also dedicated to incorporating natural and healthy foods into our menu, while maintaining our signature Caribbean Latin flavor. We welcome you to share the culture and positive vibes of Manzanillo! Nuestra Historia Bienvenido a Cool and Cafe, que sirve el Caribe Sur de Costa Rica! Duenos Chef Andy Cook Campbell y Molly Meehan se dedican a ofrecer los productos mas frescos con un menu inspirado en cocina caribena tradicional fundida con inspiraciones de todo el mundo! Andy se crio en la costa de Talamanca aqui en Manzanillo, donde crecio, se recogieron y cogio mucha de la comida que el y su familia cocinado en casa. Molly es un Herbalista y tambien dedicado a la incorporacion de los alimentos sanos y Naturales en nuestra Menu, mientras que el mantenimiento de Nuestra firma sabor latino Caribe. Nosotros invitamos a que comparta la cultura y Vibraciones positivas de Manzanillo!
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