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Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill

Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1246
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“nachos” (43 reviews)
“wraps” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 704 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We found this place while walking along the beach in Playa Ocotal, relaxed in swinging chairs with a cold beer before migrating to a table for lunch. Worth the trip to find it.

Thank skihorse
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun place to eat and hang out! It sits right on the beach with some tables/chairs on the beach and others in the open air restaurant. Dogs are welcome and can be seen walking around on the beach and in the restaurant -...More

Thank MINIgirlPA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on other's reviews, I booked a family dinner at Father Rooster's for 9 people to celebrate my parent's 50th anniversary. The service, atmosphere, beach view, sunset, food and live music all lived up to our high expectations. Highly recommend it for a large group...More

Thank NYCTravelGal
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the wonderful review NYCTravelGal. Happy Anniversary to your parents and please do come back again soon. Thank you for your business. Steve, Christine and Luis

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're staying in Playas del Coco or Playa Ocotal area, visiting Father Rooster's is a must. This beachside eatery has been feeding and entertaining tourists for generations. It's rare to find a place this authentic. Be sure to leave time to walk the beach...More

Thank Dr_C_and_E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place in front of the beach. The meat nachos were sweet..not to good. The vege nachos were good and the margaritas were good. Every Weds they have music and a ton of children dance with their families.More

Thank Zima23
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review Zima 23! On your next visit, please let your server know if the music is too loud or perhaps we can seat you and your family a bit further away from the speaker or the band. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very unique, in that its far from most trendy hotels and other restaurants, so, you are not likely to see tourists traps, people trying to sell you stuff or just frustrating crowds. It has seating right on the beach, an at night...More

Thank Ale00783
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review Ale00783! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. Our family is very proud of our little restaurant and are thankful to you for your business and for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our first trip in April 2016, we were unable to eat at Father Rooster's as they were closed for a private party. We were able to have several meals here in July 2017 since it was the green off season. Meals were amazingly delicious...More

Thank patriciajeanhartz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 6 adults loved eating here. It was not cheap, but it was one of our favorite meals in Costa Rica. The outdoor setting on the beach during sunset was spectacular, and the food and service were great.

Thank RGBlue256
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of a drive on a narrow but paved road to go from Playas Del coco to Playa Ocotal but it is worth it. They have tables directly on the sand. Their appetizers are great . Meals are a little pricey but the location...More

Thank 2013LindaCR
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review Linda! Steve and Christine

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We are visiting Playa Ocotal for a dive trip. It's a bumpy and hairy ride, especially in the dark, to Playa Cocoa, where most restaurants are so thank goodness for Father Roosters. It's beautifully situated right on the beach and the view can't be beat....More

Thank avb
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you very much for the great review Avb: I am glad that you enjoyed your visits to the Father Rooster. I hope that you met good diving conditions here as well. Thanks again for your business. Steve, Christine and Luis.

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leroykrazyboy
26 January 2017|
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Response from Steve G | Property representative |
Hi Leroy: Thanks for the note! We run happy hour typically between the months of August and October, during the low season, in order to attract more business. The only place in our area that has a formal happy hour that I... More
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Kernowcats
24 September 2016|
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Response from Sounderspa59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I remember that they had a vegetarian option or two. I bet you can get The menu on-line!!
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Judy S
21 August 2016|
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Response from dominique p | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 10-20 minutes walking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1246
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Description
Father Rooster is the premier beachfront bar & restaurant on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The location and scenery combined with top quality (yet very simple) food and our famous frozen drinks makes Father Rooster a must see on your next visit to Costa Rica. This is the place where the locals and tourists sit side by side sipping cocktails, eating fresh Mahi-mahi and Tuna and watching the sunset over the Pacific. This is the place where Hemmingway would have hung his hat and the place that Buffet would write songs about. Its the place that you have been looking for all of your life... Come on in, and enjoy!
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