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Top bar recommendations from locals

Latin American Restaurant
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“This restaurant is in town. Owned by friends, we love it here! The food is delicious, it overlooks the sea and has a great happy hour too. Miami meets Costa Rica, enjoy the fabulous music and service at this great Puerto Viejo location.”
  • 39 locals recommend
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“Great food, good vibes, DJ in the evenings. An excellent spot to go and see the sunset. Glorious!”
  • 19 locals recommend
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“ Food, cold drinks & live music. All right in the center of town. Wifi. Tables are wired with charging stations. Bilingual staff: English and Spanish. Comida, bebidas frías y música en vivo. Está bien en el centro de la ciudad. Wifi. Las mesas están cableadas con estaciones de carga. Personal bilingüe: inglés y español.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“NIce place if you want to listen to some local livemusic. At friday evenings they have reggaenight and a good barbacue. The restaurant and bar is open every day”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Apart from the beautiful sunset view of the ocean and the visits from toucans, you can enjoy 12 different kinds of flavors for chicken wings and great burgers! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pub
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“ It is a very nice place, it has a variety of dishes, it has wifi, the attention is first class and the price is accessible for all people”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“It is a lounge restaurant in the day, clubbing in the night, good sushi, music, and fun.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The on-site roasted chicken and homemade pizzas are over the top. This is an iconic spot for outdoor dining and enjoying the local ambiance.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Drinks, music and lots of laughs. They have the best wings in town and I love their chicken gumbo too! This bar is right on the beach in town. Say hello to Tiffany & Popeye when you go.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Calypso Music every Saturday night. Karaoke usually every Wednesday and Sunday. Fun bar to hang out and people watch.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Simple but elegant. Outdoor seating. Fresh breezes. Great sushi. Best wine you'll find in town! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Excellent food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live music and special events on selected nights”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Un Bar-Restaurante, donde puedes disfrutar de la brisa del mar, rica comida y de paso hacer nuevos amigos!”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 2 locals recommend
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“The black volcanic sand itself is beautiful, but the vegetation and ocean make it perfect. Great for walking your pup too. There is a little “gym area” with make-shift swings you can enjoy. Reggae bar is right across the road, you can’t miss it. At the end of the beach there is a little jungle trail that leads to coral and the ocean you can explore, just beware for snakes and such. Usually not as busy as The National Park. The best part is that it is a 3 min walk to the beach from The Hideout. ”
  • 2 locals recommend