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Main Road To Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0664
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“soup” (26 reviews)
“patacones” (19 reviews)
“lobster” (17 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Main Road To Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best beans and rice. The best Caribbean chicken. The best curried shrimp. The best mojitos. This place was a short bike ride from our casita. We loved the place so much that we went back a second time before we left the area. Highly...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Yes the service is slow (maybe a 30min wait) but it’s worth it. If you are very hungry order a starter such as Soup or Patacones, they serve those type of dishes faster than the main course. You must try the rice and beans, it’s...More

1  Thank Gabriela M
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Delicous food - has multiple meat choices and also vegetarian. The service is pretty nice, "pura vida". But It is a little slow and doesn't have parking

Thank Yoselyn L
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We have visited this area of Costa Rica 3 times and this place is always the absolute best. So much care is put into every dish. The owner works in the kitchen. Their standards are very high. It is clean. The wait staff is friendly...More

1  Thank Audrey R
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We enjoyed the dinner at Selvin's. It has lovely atmosphere and staff was attentive.I enjoyed the cocktails, crabs meat, seafood soup with yuca.

Thank Mishka B
Travelife65, Gerente at Selvin's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your review . We are happy you had a nice experience .Happy New Year !

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I had the pollo caribeño con arroz, frijoles, patacones y ensalada. To drink I had an amazing margarita. I loooove them! The pollo and rice & beans were extremely delicious! I got so excited that I forgot to take a picture of my dish. I...More

Thank liliansy
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We ordered their rondon soup, Lobster with rice & beans as well as the Caribbean chicken. It was all good. But oh man, December is not the month to spend in this town.We had no idea it was peak rainy season! Keeping warm with Selvin's...More

Thank CocoLoco199
Reviewed 7 December 2017

You can get rice and beans pretty much everywhere in Puerto Viejo. This is one of our old time favourites though, worth a visit for the Caribbean Chicken and Lobster. No fuss decor and good service.

Thank Mata M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The food was fresh and delicious, but what really won me over was the mint lemonade. Fantastic! Also they served grilled seafood once a week, which is awesome because most of the times you can only get sauteed or breaded Caribbean style seafood.

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We were biking from Puerto Viejo to Manzanilla and stopped at this place on the way back. It was one of the few that serves food all day (instead of just lunch or dinner) and it was delicious! The atmosphere is also amazing, open air,...More

1  Thank SandiBoga
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road To Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0664
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