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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 676 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had heard good things about this popular restaurant but was a little disappointed. The shrimp I ordered was rather bland. Setting nice and good live music.

Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chill atmosphere and the food is great. Prices are a bit crazy for medium sized portions and in the 3 times we ate there the service was only good the first time. Manager-Bar guy was quite unfriendly when we kindly asked to split the bill....More

Thank Curious2Capture
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate dinner there last night and both our meals were awful, and for the quality of food we got it was pretty expensive. I would definitely not go back. We had heartburn all night. At least they had live music which...More

Thank Anne-Marie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed all of our meals at the Beach Dog Cafe and were frequent visitors during our 10 day stay at play Guiones! Their menu provide such variety and great choices and the flavours were incredible! The service was fantastic and everyone was extremely friendly!...More

Thank Corinne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the fish tacos but waiter was a little less than professional. Kind of cocky and smug. Also forgot to bring items. Not so pura vida. Tab came to $82 for 2 plates of fish tacos, sandwich, quesadilla, and 3 smoothies. Food was good...More

Thank Karl R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and Drinks are great! Service is good but can get a little slow, as it’s a small kitchen. Seems best for adults and teens as the kids we have seen at our visits are dying on the vine with the wait. They usually have...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The variety of dishes they serve here is phenomenal. And every dish is delicious! Every time we go, it`s hard to choose from the menu because everything sounds so delicious. Their meals are filling, nutritious, and fresh. The live music is also a big plus!

Thank Sylvia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I stopped in for drinks in the afternoon once and the food smelled so good, we came back another day to have the banana bread french toast. Yum!!! Never got a chance to sit back and listen to the bands they'd have...More

Thank Maddy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am aware that I could have stopped in here on an off day... The food was yummy. Great spot to grab a drink and something to eat right off the beach. The waiter was out right rude to us on arrival. We thought it...More

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Tony L
10 February 2018|
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Response from gennieb | Reviewed this property |
Costa Rica is not Switzerland. Pura Vida!
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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