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Beach Dog Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
08:00 - 15:30
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Sun 08:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though we found a lot of restaurants in the area were over-priced, this one was reasonable and the quality of food was great! It comes off as a hostel, but the food is very good. I had the chef's special, and the fish was delightful. They have quite the drink menu too!

Thank Kyle M
Maalaea, Hawaii
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I went for a little appetizer before the sunset and woah!! We had their picklemole and were a bit hesitant as the name and the sound of pickles in my guacamole seemed a bit more like a hipster trend than something that would actually taste good. Oh my god I was so wrong, pickles in my guacamole... More 

Thank davidlawrence1111
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With a diverse menu and fair prices you can eat here for every meal and not get bored or go broke. The presentations are colorful and the portions are generous. The eats are crave worthy! Locally sourced, organic ingredients add to the fresh flavor. The close proximaty to the beach, quality nosh, and live music make for a perfect atmosphere.... More 

Thank talitha w
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love stopping by for a smoothie after my run. I am sure to return around 11:00 am for a banana chocolate chip muffin. Love their fish tacos and the fact it is so close to the beach. I can beat the beach and just walk over and have A shade and food break.

Thank Monica O
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee is perfect. Food is perfect. Staff is perfect. This funky friendly little cafe was our first stop and it will be our *daily stop.

Thank laurawatts55
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great evening vibe! Small, intimate, festive, with high quality live music & super friendly wait staff. We quickly became obsessed with the picklemole -a must have app when in Nosara!

Thank Lbeantown
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened across Beach Dog on our way to the beach, and ate there several times during our trip. Casual beach dive with excellent food. Loved everything we tried, including the Picklemole (just try it, it's awesome) and shrimp that were coated in quinoa and deep fried with a yummy sauce, and a mango jalapeno margarita that will knock your... More 

Thank Lizzy_Was_Here
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great variety of food from brunch to salad to sandwiches to burritos to dessert! Service was good and food was tasty on both occasions we had lunch here. Would recommend!

Thank Christina B
Atlanta, Georgia
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a casual but tasty meal this is your spot. Easy access, good food and live music. Vibrant energy with great staff. Informal but fun. Its also reasonably priced. Good for families, couples and/or friends.

Thank Amaya M
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good and the price is okay compared to the other places in the area. Service is okay. They may have a larger than average markup when converting colones to USdollars, so avoid the issue by paying in colones. The Wifi is great (compared to so many other places in the area).

Thank RichGfromSF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 16
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?