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Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8634 6404
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12:00 - 22:00
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Innsbruck, Österreich
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

the service and the food is excellent. the menu is small but I think everybody will find something good. catch of the day, vegetarian, beef,..everthing is available..plus special dailys. the price for 2 persons is 40000colons +

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Thank GBuschta
marcl385, Propietario at Pura Gula, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review!!! I think it's not fare to say that the price for two persons is 40000 colones. Our highest price is 10.000, and the lowest is 2500, for the food, all the desserts are 3000 and i don't have a wine more expensive than 15000. Then if you take 2 of the more expensive... More 

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

So let me start off by saying the service was excellent. The atmosphere is really nice. It is expensive. We felt the food was good but not great. After leaving the restaurant my wife and I contracted Montezuma's revenge for well over a week following our visit. I don't know what it was there (maybe water or salad?).

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Thank Jesse M
marcl385, Propietario at Pura Gula, responded to this review

Hello Jesse!! My name is Marc and i'm the owner of pura gula, first, thank you very much for the review, every one help us a lot, some ones, the majority because makes the people comes, and another ones helps us to grow, and i want you to be one of the second ones, if you can send us an... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

My friend and I had the homemade spinach and ricotta ravioli in pesto and the snapper. The flavors were delicious, the servings generous, the service prompt and considerate and the prices are more than reasonable. One of the best meals place I'd eaten in CR.

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Thank 11201Girl
Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Oh wow the food here is so amazing. On our bike ride we found this place and stopped by. Very glad we did it. The sautéed vegetable with organic curry is a must. They're also part of slow food, sustainable movement. Don't miss it when you're in the area.

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Thank My_Bos_explorer
Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

This a very warm and friendly quietly kind of place in a bustling area. We were greated by easy jazz that set the mood. I had Pad Thai with Shrimp, delicious. I would also recommend the Tapas also.

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Thank SPHinMN
Melbourne
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Fantastic meal, beautiful fish, great atmosphere loved it. We had tuna steaks which were just great. Close to hotel and bottle shop!!

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Thank SarahG20
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

We came here one night and we where surprised because the food was very very good. We are vegetarian and we had not much choice but what we had was great. The dinner and the lunch menu is different so we will have to come to try the lunch menu which really looked great!

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Thank Biyoga
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This was hands-down the best food I had in my week in Puerto Viejo. I wish I found it sooner! I had the vegan options - veggie pad thai one day for lunch (not kidding - the best pad thai I've ever had) and roasted vegetables for dinner ... I'm going to have to try to recreate this dish. It... More 

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Thank Emily G
North Springfield, Virginia, United States
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Had some delicious fish dishes. The Three-pepper snapper was amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. The cuts of fish are thick and the flavor lets you know it is all fresh-caught. A great place to dine.

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Thank Laurie G
Brooklyn, New York
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant while staying at Kukula lodge. We ordered steak with mushroom sauce and tuna steak with three peppers. Tuna steak was cooked medium, tuna was a bit tough, not really melt in your mouth, not certain if it was fresh or frozen, sauce was on the sweet side without being spicy, over it was ok. Steak and... More 

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Thank Daniel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 8634 6404

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