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Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo

$$ - $$$Latin, Seafood,
Main Road, Drake Bay 00000, Costa Rica
+506 6161 3193
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“red snapper” (9 reviews)
“fish” (15 reviews)
“patacones” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Drake Bay 00000, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 119 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. The staff is friendly, service is amazing and I went with Joshua's suggestion of the Heart of Palm rice. Oh, it was amazing. Magnífico!!+

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KAFORD80
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We were recommended this hotel by the owner of the lodge we were staying in and we were not disappointed. There was a wide choice of food on offer, with good options for a vegetarian too. The portion sizes were huge and the food was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Great_Deyne
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Go before dark because the view out to the ocean is gorgeous! Our absolute favorite part of the meal was the ceviche appetizer. It was top-notch. Our meals were very good too, although the red snapper was slightly rubbery. The service was very friendly and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank grillin_girl
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We were well taken care of at Casa el Tortugo. As promised, the food at their restaurant was top notch and worth every dollar.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ayako M
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

It took a while for us to find this place walking down the beach. There's a strange dive shop right before the stairs to the road and it's there. Lovely spot, great service. The ceviche was the best I've tried in the three weeks going...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank alxandramanning
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Gods place for dinner just a few minutes from the « Main Street » Price in the upper average but you get for the money. The waiter is funny.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank EricC6931
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I got to spend my birthday in Drake's Bay and wanted something special for dinner. We opted for Drake's Kitchen based on the reviews. Thanks fellow Trippers for the tips! Loved this little restaurant, tucked by the river. The menu is simple and painted on...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SolrisaR
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Headed here based on TA reviews. Little bit tucked away from the main area so worth heading here in daylight so you can find it (we went for lunch)- bonus is you can look at the little river and watch birds. Super friendly service and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jjeennzz
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This restaurant boasts a delicious menu with great seafood options. It also has beautiful views. It's not a cheap place, but you will get your money's worth.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mika T
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I have lived in Drake Bay for 5 years and Drake's Kitchen is by far my favorite restaurant in the area. It is set in the most beautiful location overlooking a lagoon with the ocean and mountains beyond it. The food is absolutely delicious and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Kimberly M
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Questions & Answers
2 June 2017|
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Response from carlos8713 | Reviewed this property |
I have paid here with card, no problem at all
21 April 2017|
Response from lisanB2882ZD | Reviewed this property |
They all accept credit cards. I know I also used my credit card for the snorkeling trip and they added 2% (I think) but I do not believe the restaurants do.
20 April 2017|
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Response from maude074 |
a few months ago I recall a whole snapper with salad and papas was around $15...... I can't remember exactly but it was great value.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Drake Bay 00000, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay
  • Phone Number: +506 6161 3193
  • E-mail
Our restaurant is a beutifull rustic place with ocean view and very good food prepered by a professional chef. We want you to come and enjoy our meals. we have vegetarian meals as well. Regards, Teresa y JuanCarlos
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