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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Caribbean Restaurant
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“Walk into the park and be on the look out for sloths and other local wildlife. Hire a guide with a sporting scope or go on your own. You can cut off the trail and out to the beach throughout the park. Cost of entry is donation. 8 minute drive from Casa Tui.”
  • 38 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Great restaurant in a little mall with a pharmacy, doctor’s office, grocery store and other great shops. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
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
French Restaurant
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“Lucy, the owner, hosts one of the mosts amazing French restaurants in Uvita, just 7 minutes south of Makara. Romantic open air restaurant - if you enjoy paté - this is your go to! Also, the Chicken Exotica!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Perfect choice for breakfast with the perfect coffee. There are many healthy options and the food is fantastic. You have to try the pancakes and the waffles. Also is vegan-friendly.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“My go to breakfast or lunch place in Dominical. Great food and coffee and a very comfortable environment. If you have work to do, this is a great place to plug in and enjoy a dirty chai latte.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Good italian restaurant At night only A bit expensive, but if you wanna have a change is a good option and worth it”
  • 25 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Craft microbrewery near the beach in the laid-back village of Dominical, with an amazing fusion menu. Need we say more?”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“ 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
South American Restaurant
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“Oceanfront dining from the patio at Domincalito. Next to Roca de Amancio, one of the most scenic spots along the coast. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tipical Caribbean food and ambience. Close to beaches Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best Italian restaurant in Puerto Viejo. Great ambiance, service and food!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You just finished an afternoon surf session at Dominical Beach, and you feel like having cold beer and hot nachos. Check out Tortilla Flats. Also worth trying their ceviche and other menu items. But mostly this is a bar.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Phat Noodle is great if you are in the mood for something different! It is in the center of Dominical.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“2 for 1 Happy hour from 4-7. Great live music. A great spot right on the beach with delicious hamburgers. A great place to see.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“The tour takes place over 600 acres of Cahuita National Park, where marine and terrestrial animals are a common sight. Participants can enjoy watching sloths, fish, toucans, parrots, raccoons, and mantled howlers throughout the tour. The hiking on the trip involves flat land, so nearly anyone can participate.”
  • 11 locals recommend