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Beach Dog Cafe

Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 1293
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mango chicken” (8 reviews)
“fish tacos” (51 reviews)
“quesadilla” (20 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Guones, Nosara, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 685 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really had a great time at this place. It was so fun seeing locals and travelers get up and sing. The vibe is super laid back and fun. Great food too!

Thank abjardine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time here and the food is great (really good ceviche). It's a fun spot and some nights has live music. Only complaint is that we were screwed on the colones to USD exchange, which we didn't realize till later that evening. We typically always...More

Thank M_and_N_s_Adventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walk from beach, has food as well, but we only enjoyed several beers. Friendly staff and very comfortable setting.. great place to park it and watch the local life pass by.

Thank susuplaces
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on our last night as it looked like a fun environment. It is a bit pricey, but the food was fantastic and the menu was fun and interesting. Loved the Picklemole, but everything we ordered was great.

Thank bretntev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Costa Rica and believe me this restaurant is expensive. The food was tasteless. My kids ordered Chicken nuggets, the plate had 2 with a handful amount of fries. Daughter ordered veggie nuggets, they had no taste. I ordered a rice bowl with...More

Thank Natalia Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended this place from a friend, so i made the trek from Playa Pelada one evening. Aside from the unreal band and food, it turns out the owner, Micheal was born and raised in the same city as me! We had a good...More

1  Thank Maxlaframboise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told to go there at the begining of my vacation but didn't make it there until the last day which was a bummer because it was the best food I had all week and that says a lot when most of the food...More

Thank bridgetc578
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really cool little place on the north side of Nosara. I am mainly vegan and, eat low carb. My travel companion loves meat and, carbs. Some how, their menu covered both of us. Everything was fresh and, delicious. The vibe is a...More

Thank kimbrasueking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place had a really nice menu. The place was full with happy people and service was really good. The food tasted amazing and the ingredients was really fresh.

Thank Lea O
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

When we arrived for this visit to Nosara, the Beach Dog Cafe had a big orange governmental sticker across their sign saying CLOSED. The good news was that apparently there were some accounting irregularities and not health related concerns. The Beach Dog opened back up...More

Thank Humarock_Seth
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Tony L
10 February 2018|
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Response from Spaldini | Reviewed this property |
The owner does his own thing. He doesn’t care to lose you as a customer
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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