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Beach Dog Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, American, Pub
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Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The menu said only takes cash so we almost didn't stay. Glad we did! Interesting entrees! Had the gauc with pickles! Highly recommend. The cocktail called the Fizz was so refreshing. Several juices and smoothies offered that the kids enjoyed. Interesting entrees offered, pad Thai, fish specials, or go for a fried avocado taco. We shared several items and all... More 

Thank N K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to Beach Dog Cafe in Nosara. We had walked the beach at Guiones and wanted to find a place to relax not too far from the beach. A short walk from the beach took us to Beach Dog where we found friendly people with decent English skills and served very good food at reasonable prices.

Thank William G
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the most exceptional food, but perfect location and centrally located. Had the avocado goat cheese toast which was decent and a rather bland burrito. Also bought a $9 smoothie that had two shots of espresso and banana in it - tasted slightly like dirt. Lol. Being from Chicago, I consider beach dog cafe a Costa Rican hipster joint!

Thank GeoBoz
Willits, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family ate here at least four times during our nine day stay in Nosara. The atmosphere is fun, especially on the nights they offer live music. The juices are made to order and the cocktails are delicious. The food is fresh and very flavorful. The restaurant is staffed well and the service is great!! We will always go back... More 

Thank Ashtan B
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Green Goddess salad, Guacamole with home-made tortilla chips, and “Mediterranean Bowl” main were delicious. Portions were generous. Live music – always so subjective – can, of course, be ‘hit or miss,’ but it’s a lively spot well worth a visit.

Thank Karen R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place for food right after a day of surfing. The portions are huge and the burgers are amazing, us Texas folks know burgers and these are definitely gourmet. Everyone was so nice and it was very clean. Yummy!!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot right by the beach with yummy fresh food and great staff! Go here! U will not be disappointed!

Thank nsls6271
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, ambiance! We arrived in Nosara, checked into our place, and wanted a bite on the way to the surf! Beach Dog was recommended, and a great lead! Fish tacos, great, chicken quesadilla, very good! And on our way! A couple days later, and a bit of advice later, We returned to share an order of BBG chicken tacos!... More 

Thank Mary Helen D
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here one night while in Nosara. Great service, owner there and walking around talking to customers. Sometimes on vacation you just want a hamburger, and it definitely hit the spot! Great live music. Fun place for lunch or dinner.

Thank Caitlin_624
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must go to for any meal with a wonderful menu- the food being so fresh and fantastic! The owner was more then accomodating and the food was top notch! Start wtih there special quac and be sure to end with dessert!! Will not disappoint!

Thank Januik

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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
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 16
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, American, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.

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