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Beach Dog Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, Seafood,
Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1293
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (43 reviews)
“quesadilla” (14 reviews)
“smoothie” (31 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i didn't know what to expect with the name Beach Dog. We soon found out that is was a lively and fun crowd. It was open mic night and we were blown away at some of the talent that was there. The...More

Thank mccrory_mike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good however pricey. The owner has an attitude. The rest of the staff was awesome especially the local help!

Thank Spaldini
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals are exceptional. Of course, pizzas are always good! All the fish is good! The night we went, they had poets, singers, songwriters, and such performing their own material. Lots of talent in Nosara. It was really cool!

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved Beach Dog Cafe - went twice! The tacos are delicious - we had bbq mango chicken, fish, and fried avocado. Drinks were really good too - mango Fizz and mango daiquiri were favorites! Excellent service too.

Thank vjkee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I rolled up for dinner with a sleepy baby and a tired 4-year old and everyone was so accommodating. Beside being kid friendly, the food was delicious, service was swift and overall this place just has a great vibe to it. The...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We're in Nosara a lot - and somehow always passed by Beach Dog Cafe and never stopped. From the road I thought it was a burger/beach bar type of place. Then I read about the chef/owner and his dishes and had to try it which...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our SUP surf group had lunch here one day. Typical offering of food for this type of restaurant, but the BBQ mango chicken burrito was REALLY good, although not sure why they called it the Big Rich because it wasn't that big. Also, ordered ceviche,...More

Thank TedW67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It just wasn't that good. Their primary concern seems to be to separate tourists from their money. Everything else comes second. The service was fair. The food was boring and small. The prices are very high for what you get. I got fajitas. It could...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is not bad, though not cheap for sure. But unfortunately we didn’t enjoy our meal at all because we felt rushed but some of the staff, and also a bit annoyed at the rudeness of the same staff. Not going to name any...More

Thank euroUSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here several times during our trip. Food and Drinks are excellent. Make reservations for dinner.

Thank David L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 16
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 1293
Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.
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