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“Best fish tacos I have ever had!”
Review of Cool & Calm Cafe

Cool & Calm Cafe
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Manzanillo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our Story Welcome to Cool and Calm Cafe, serving the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica! Owners Chef Andy Cook Campbell and Molly Meehan are dedicated to offering the freshest ingredients with a menu inspired by traditional Caribbean cooking fused with inspirations from around the World! Andy grew up on the Talamanca Coast right here in Manzanillo where he grew, harvested, and caught much of the food he and his family cooked at home. Molly is an herbalist and farmer from the US also dedicated to incorporating natural and healthy foods into our menu, while maintaining our signature Caribbean Latin flavor. We welcome you to share the culture and positive vibes of Manzanillo! Nuestra Historia Bienvenido a Cool and Cafe, que sirve el Caribe Sur de Costa Rica! Duenos Chef Andy Cook Campbell y Molly Meehan se dedican a ofrecer los productos mas frescos con un menu inspirado en cocina caribena tradicional fundida con inspiraciones de todo el mundo! Andy se crio en la costa de Talamanca aqui en Manzanillo, donde crecio, se recogieron y cogio mucha de la comida que el y su familia cocinado en casa. Molly es un Herbalista y tambien dedicado a la incorporacion de los alimentos sanos y Naturales en nuestra Menu, mientras que el mantenimiento de Nuestra firma sabor latino Caribe. Nosotros invitamos a que comparta la cultura y Vibraciones positivas de Manzanillo!
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Andy is a brilliant chef- him and Dennis make a great team. I worked with them a bit serving. He is passionate about his methodology and brings real unique Caribbean flavor profiles to the table. Please stop and check these guys out if you are in Manzanillo, you will not regret it! xoxox Love you guys! Pura Vida.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great chicken and rice and beans. Nice atmosphere. They had run out of beer, but it didn't take long for them to go get more.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Nothing fancy here, but if you are at the park doing a hike or swimming at the beach, this place is perfect to stop for a cold beverage and food. We had the whole red snapper with rice, beans and salad. It was delicous. Paul was a fun host at the bar.

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We ate rice and beans with carribean chicken every day and Andy cooks up the best by FAR! Wicked good hot sauce too! Andy is a really nice guy as well and the blonde sever is also super nice and friendly. A must do in Manzanillo!

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for a beer and freshly blended juice on our first day in manzanillo and ended up coming back a few other times for meals. Great snapper, marlin, shrimp and mixed sea food dishes, freshly prepared, friendly service overseen by the gregarious owner Andy. Laid back casual vibe. As the man said,.... will be back.

Thank Robert K
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