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Coral Reef

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Latin, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Correos de Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
506-2755-0133
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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170 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is only one restaurant in Cahuita's top 10 that is in the conversation with Coral Reef. Anyone rating them missed big time if they didn't order a meal with his Caribbean Sauce. My wife ordered Shrimp (Camerones) with it, while I ordered Pargo (Red Snapper) with it. One of the best meals I ever had anywhere was when I... More 

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New Jersey
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know this place since they were located in town, then Julian the owner, relocated outside town on the road heading to Puerto Viejo. But really what it matters here is the quality of the food and, I can tell you, the flavor of the authentic Caribbean cuisine is found in this ample and warm place. My companions and I... More 

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Thank Luis O
cahuita
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I think this is THE place to go when you are really hungry! This place is designed to accommodate large tour groups during the day, but it is rarely crowded at night, which is when I go.

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Thank hotelmagellaninn
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I had a fried red snapper with salad, it was delicious! My wife had lomo in caribeno sauce, and my son had fettuccine alfredo. It was all excellent, big portion as well.

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Thank Spudfarmer
Cahuita, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Went on someone's recommendation and was very disappointed with the food. Average Caribbean food, menu choices not varied enough, plus the wait for food was long, especially with hardly anyone in the restaurant. Best part of the meal was the local band playing great music, which helped with the loud road noise from all the passing trucks. This restaurant seems... More 

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Thank Margaret C
New Minas, Canada
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Wide variety of options here to choose from. Reasonably priced, good food, good friendly serivce and always with a smile.

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Thank Belinda G
British Columbia, Canada
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132 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We had both lunch and dinner at this restaurant and were not disappointed either time. We had shrimp and battered fish - both tasty. We love open-air restaurants and this one was right off the main road, easy to spot and easy to access. Tables and chairs are made out of beautiful wood found in Costa Rica. Service was excellent,... More 

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Thank Linda W
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I found this place by accident - I turned the wrong way down the street while looking for the nearby little supermarket - and I was so glad I did! Not only was the food I had there both times delicious and decently priced, what really made this place stand out was the EXCELLENT service I had both times! All... More 

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Wagoner, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

If within 20 miles of Talamanca, do your tummy a flavorful favor by treating it to a plate of delish fish and a tall glass (just like from the old soda fountain days) of pure liquified pineapple. Wood tables and chairs and open to breeze as local friends of the owners, chefs and wait staff honk when passing by. Excellent... More 

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Trenton, Canada
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

We stopped here for lunch and we were starving!!! The service was fantastic. The food was to die for!!! I had the best bowl of home made chicken soup with rice, it was a full meal for sure and delicious. Super clean and lots of room!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Caribbean, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Correos de Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Cahuita
  • Phone Number: 506-2755-0133
Description
Reviewed at this Costa Rican website. Food is insanely good:
http://www.costaricaindex.com/coral.html

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