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Restaurante Bar Boca Chica

$$ - $$$
Costa Rican, Bar, Pub, South American
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Entrada Parque Nacional de Cahuita | Puerto Vargas, Cahuita, Costa Rica
+506 2755 0197
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

After a long hot walk we stopped in on the recommendation from another couple at our hotel. We were cheerfully greeted in Spanish, English, French and Italian and had two ice cold cervesa as well as some outstanding veggie lasagna Really pretty setting just outside the National Park.

Thank Laura M
Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by Rudolfo, the host originally from Lucca, in English, French and Italian. We ordered a couple of cervezas and a pescada dish with marlin, shrimp in a nice garlic sauce with rice. The food was tasty and conversation amazing. The place has extrinsic look with lots of colour and amazing bar (see pictures)

Thank Kevork P
Kingston, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Several times a year we hike through Cahuita National park and finish with lunch and drinks at Boca Chica. On our last trip we got the restaurant we found that it was closed. The owner/chef, Rodolpho, was sitting at the bar watching TV. He told us that they were closed but served us some beer anyway. He said he would... More 

Thank triumphman
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We were exhausted and quite hungry after we did the Cahuite NP trail. What a pleasant surprise! We ordered some drinks and lunch, and whilst being prepared i took a dive in the pool. refreshing! Lunch was served and it was so good! We still talk about the GREAT gnochi and chicken+veggies. Fun Italian owner, Rodolpho (if we got his... More 

Thank elinestoffer
Graz, Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Rudolfo, thanks for your hospitality, it was really a great experience to meet you:-) Cold beer, excellent food, was one of my most funny afternoons ever - liked also your monkeys which pissed into your pool, cheers Rudolfo, Marko and Gaby from Austria

Thank st0ned2015
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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We had a bad experience in this place. The owner pretend to be very friendly when we approached the restaurant to see what's there, at the end he charged such ridiculous high prices for food and gave us false info about the busses. I don't recommend stopping there, even though you might want after a long hike. There is places... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bø, Norway
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

After a long walk in the national park we stoped to have a drink before taking the bus back to Puerto Viejo. After the drink we had a nice and refreshing swim in the pool before we planed to go back to Puerto Viejo. Since we hadn't eaten since breakfast we decided to wait for the next bus to have... More 

Thank Thenorwegianviking
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 May 2015

We went to Boca Chica twice. Once for lunch once for dinner. We love Rodolfo and Carine. First of all the food is awesome. Good value and grat taste. I felt so at home. I really dont want to ruin the secret, but this place a gem. Rodolfo makes great food and conversation and embodies the spirit of hospitality. He... More 

Thank Matt D
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

We walked the full trail of Cahuita National Park from the town entrance to here. It was a very hot and humid day and we didn't pick the best shoes for our hike, so by the time we reached Boca Chica, we were so ready for some relaxation and comfort. We just had water and a couple of beers, no... More 

Thank JamiHo70
Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

We arrived here after the hiking in Cahuita national park. We were walking to the bus when we were invited for a snack or a drink since the bus took half an hour to be there. So we drank a nice cold coke, could even try the swimming pool or showers if we'd like. All we needed after a beautiful... More 

Thank Robbin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Costa Rican, Bar, Pub, South American
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Entrada Parque Nacional de Cahuita | Puerto Vargas, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: +506 2755 0197

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?