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Coral Reef

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Correos de Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

;) ah ha ha If not only 4 the food eXperience! This is a gorgeous open-air restaurant. As airy as any seaside breeze, while being on Cahuita Main road, or, the Highway. Folks drive fast in Costa Rica, so be careful crossing the road. Our driver dropped us off safely, & the Coral Reef promised us a safe ride back.... More 

1 Thank apoormum
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

I expected that it will ne a lot od colorful corals and fishes cause it was The carribean. But it was not so. The visability was nad and there was not a lot od animals. But The tour guide make it worth itd wild. He was funny and show US diferent fishes.

2 Thank Maja B
Thunder Bay, Canada
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165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

The last two times we visited Coral Reef, the meals were 10 out of 10; we hadn't been to Costa Rica in almost 3 years and are so glad we went, as Julien again knocked it out of the park. After so many years inside the city a couple doors down from Coco's bar, he moved to the highway entrance... More 

Thank Rink64
Dayton, Ohio
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The food we got here was pretty poor. We were looking forward to authentic Carribean food. It took about 45 minutes to come out and was small portions for the money. The chicken was dry and overcooked and my dining companion felt sick after. There are many other places in town which are better.

Thank 731jw
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

It's a very good place with really nice and helpful staff. Everything i tried in this place was excellent. Don't miss the Ceviche!

1 Thank a_micali
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We spent a few days in Cahuita and decided to walk around and look at menus, we randomly decided to stop at a little gem called "Coral Reef", best part of our trip. The food was sooo delicious! We ordered the shrimp in coconut sauce and the chicken in coconut sauce. Everything was so amazing, the coconut sauce is incredible.... More 

1 Thank Joseph T
St. Catharines, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

The food is very good and fresh, and a good selection. The restaurant is clean and well looked after. The staff is polite and attentive. We enjoyed the food, and service at Coral Reef so we dined several time at this restaurant during our stay at Cahuita. Highly recommend This restaurant.

Thank karolin l
Trenton, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Staff were incredibly bad! Barely spoke, werent welcoming. Prices were high for the quality/quantity of food.

Thank MikeandAngie_13
Ottawa, Canada
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178 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

We dined early and had the restaurant to ourselves. The food was good, well cooked and plentiful. Service was a little slow but this was Costa Rica and most things are very laid back. We really enjoyed the soft classical style music that was playing. Nice evening

1 Thank Bejazzes
Coronado, Costa Rica
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

After a trip that was full of not so good culinary experiences we found this place on our way from Puerto Viejo, right in front of the entrance to Cahuita Town. They a have a very extense menu, the food was good and the coffee too. The sevice was great and the place is very well kept.

1 Thank Jose A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Correos de Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
Reviewed at this Costa Rican website. Food is insanely good:

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?