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Pescado Loco

$$ - $$$Peruvian, ,
| next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good22%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
“french fries” (2 reviews)
“red snapper” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Peruvian, Grill, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
| next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
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21 - 30 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 3 March 2015

This restaurant has singlehandedly ruined playa Hermosa. This is a open walled restaurant. At around 9:00pm he starts karaoke and does not stop till after 1:00 in the morning. You come to playa Hermosa because it is not playa Tamarindo. You expect a laid back...More

3  Thank PamJ1212
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Ticos love it. Gringos stay away. Twice I went there and twice I got screwed over by the servers. This joint takes advantage of gringos by charging more for food and drink PLUS they seem to take pleasure in giving back incorrect change. Food is...More

Reviewed 9 February 2015

This small local eatery, located across the street from El Velero Hotel, is a hidden gem. We stopped for a quick lunch before a sail boat trip. What a treat - the Casada was the best we had had on this trip. The Mahi-Mahi had...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 31 January 2015

A great place to get a taste of authenticity. As a woman alone be aware that you are a mark for robbery. Do not carry valuables and do not walk on the beach after dark. Go to this bar with others and enjoy it but...More

1  Thank AlisonStoodley
Reviewed 23 December 2014

I was searching for a small family-run seafood place in Playa Hermosa and Pescado Loco was it. Ordered what was fresh each day and had amazing shrimp, sea bass, red snapper and soup. The family that runs it are very nice and welcoming. There's a...More

Thank Jeremy K
Reviewed 29 April 2014

From the outside, this looks like a hole in the wall. Inside though you will find a nice dining area with excellent food. My fish dish was moist and tasty as was my wifes selection. The staff didn't speak a lot of english but the...More

Thank enochNH
Reviewed 2 April 2014

My wife and I wandered into Pescado Loco on night, and we were the only tourists there. However, within minutes, we felt like we were home. Despite our limited Spanish, Floribeth communicated wonderfully with us, and recommended some of the best Mahi Mahi that we...More

Thank jphmoney99
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We chose this place because it seemed popular with the local Ticos. From the time we ordered until we were served, it was over one hour. Meanwhile there was one table of four who were eating, two other tables had already been waiting before we...More

2  Thank Oobydooby
Reviewed 9 February 2014

This place is in the dusty back alley of the El Velero Hotel with vintage furniture and ambiance High prices during Tourist season and be prepared to drink lots of beer to wash down the dust generated by the traffic.

Thank frannie1155040
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Upon entering this small eatery, you feel you're in the kitchen of a close friend. Locals flock here, always a good sign. The folks in charge greeted us warmly and were patient with my Spanglish. Home-style cutlery and glasses add to a comfortable feel. The...More

Thank psullivan904
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Peruvian, Grill, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
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