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Tasty Waves Cantina

El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0507
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm here for 3 months (and I'm American) so at some point...I just want a taco. This is my go-to taco place. Fish/Chicken/Beef/veg--a solid street-style taco without much fuss. And Tuesdays is 2 for one Tacos so I usually double up on a weekly basis....More

Thank Harken
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service, music, et cetera, were right out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. If you want to fly to a foreign country to have food that you have have at home, and hear music that you will hear at a seafood restaurant at home, by...More

Thank Fone B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch. It was Taco Tuesday which meant two tacos for the price of one. I got a beef taco and a veggie taco. The beef taco was minced/ground beef and it was delicious. The veggie taco was mixed veg in a spicy...More

Thank Conor Ó
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate lunch here one day while we were out exploring on the scooter we had rented. The waiter was friendly and recommended their taco special. The food was good (wouldn't call it amazing) but the location was great (right across street...More

Thank Michelle r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had been recommended this spot from a few friends and it surely did not dissapoint. The food is great, prices are fantastic and its accompanied by some of the best service I've had in Costa Rica.

Thank TyScott_92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived there were 2 sloths in the trees!! They never moved. Our taco lunch was delicious and our waitress fun. Right across from a beach. Nice beachy atmosphere.

Thank islanddancer2016
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The food at Tasty Waves is really good and the atmosphere is exactly what you want at the beach. I would recommend getting their fish tacos. I especially enjoyed their passion fruit margaritas. I will forever compare all future margaritas to that one.

1  Thank allymariem
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We discovered this place after a long day at the beach and riding our bikes around Puerto Viejo... and we loved it! The shrimp tacos were outstanding! My husband had the fish tacos and those were amazing as well! They make their own corn tortillas...More

1  Thank Anna D
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We found tasty waves here at tripadvisor because we wanted to get some mexican/american food. We got really good food served by very friendly and attentive waiters. If you are looking for that kind of food, i highly recommend tasty waves!

Thank 277j_rge
Reviewed 1 February 2018

OMG the best tacos ever! We went here for lunch after our guide at the Jaguar Foundation Center recommended it to use. If you love fancy tacos this is your place! Staff and owner was great. He just picked up a sloth from the highway...More

Thank Julie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 10
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0507
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Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, it's a lifestyle. We always strive to become your "home base", giving you local advice on where to go, what sites to see and how to get the most out of your journey or vacation. Our staff is more of a family and we always want you to feel welcome in our home. For the most part it's a relaxed atmosphere but don't get me wrong, we know how to party. Tasty Tuesday has become the biggest and most anticipated party of the week and we always show you a good time, so good that we close on Wednesday to clean up the aftermath. Thursday is Trivia Night, Friday is R.E.H.A.B., Saturday is Karaoke, Sunday Funday and Monday is our Movie Night with new and classics running on our 100" projector screen. Stop in, say hi and have a shot of Guaro with us. Tasty Waves Cantina ~ Livin' the Dream
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