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Pescado Loco

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Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Pescado Loco is the best bar I've ever been to. I've swilled booze in most large metropolis's, and absolutely nothing compares to this joint. Run, don't walk to Pescado Loco. If you want to enhance your vacation, this is undoubtedly the spot. Mike is a world class proprietor of good times, and is as attentive a bartender as I've ever... More 

Thank Jeff S
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Flori the owner was working the bar so we got excellent service. She made our friends the best mojito they had ever tasted but it wasn't cheap coming in at $7 each. For a small tico restaurant the prices were exceptionally high. Don't order French fries with your meal as they charge extra. For a place to stop and have... More 

Thank Buckziz
Cuenca, Ecuador
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Food was very tasty. Wife's fish may have been undercooked. Good pricing. Had the red snapper dish and wife had the butter filet dish. Not much of a crowd but it is off season. Fresh food. Not sure we will visit again.

Thank Zoltar62
Waldoboro, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We at her for lunch with my 5 year old. Its very small and a back road just 50 yards from the beach. We were the only ones in the restaurant, and enjoyed our interactions with Carlos. The food was very good, and I was impressed with the house octopus dish. Reasonable prices as well Close to Condovac or Villa... More 

Thank Ken V
Alberta Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We always enjoy lunch at Pescado, the casados are great. The road is dusty but the beer is always cold.

Thank eyecare3
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2016

pescado loco is where the locals goes in playa hermosa, beers are only $2 and they have snacks all day

Thank Belinda S
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

After a long day at the beach, we were driving back to our hotel in the town of Coco and we saw this place. We actually stopped for soda and a beer and ended up looking at the menu and seeing some stuff that looked good. We actually had a hamburger which was very good (and a break from the... More 

Thank Douglas W
Arvada, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This place can be what you make of it, if you are laid back, nice and friendly travelers you will have an excellent time, I could see them not appreciating the ugly American persona, so if thats you it might not be your place. Reasonable prices for sure, my steak was great, my wife's fresh caught fish was simply amazing,... More 

Thank Michael F
Moose Jaw, Canada
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177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Quaint locals bar / restaurant that serves up local fare and good seafood. Nothing fancy but good food and cold beer for a reasonable price compared to the surrounding area.

Thank frannie1155040
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Been Playa Hermosa three times and every time, I made sure to visit this place. Loved the foods, especially the ceviches! If you want a place where the locals hang out at, this is your type of spot. Be sure to show up Saturday nights for Karaoke.

Thank DenverRocky75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: next to El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa 11502, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?