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Selvin's

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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main road to punta uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0664
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Closed
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Thu - Sun 12:00 - 20:00
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Montague, Michigan
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless the food is really something special, we can't overlook bad service. Unfortunately, the food was just OK. A friend with us had the soup (Mondon I believe) which our waitress said was the best in Costa Rica. It's basically a fish soup with crab (supposedly) and coconut milk base. One little crabby looking thing that had no meat in... More 

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Thank nancy t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and quick service! We didnt have to wait long and food was fresh. Most plates include rice and beans which tastes real good. Patacones rock as well.

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Thank Oscar S
sudbury, suffolk, uk
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very much looking forward to trying this well reviewed local institution on one of the few days that it opens in the week . When we did we were looked after by a lovely young embarrassed waitress and the menu looked good , but we fancied a pre dinner drink , only to be told that the last bottle... More 

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Thank suffolksimon
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about this place and found it, and we were not disappointed! It is right on the main road going through the area and has a nice ambiance. I think it has been there for many years! I can not remember the name of my soup or stew, but it was delicious and affordably priced. Had big chunks of... More 

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Thank Montie S
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We shared Sea Bass entrees as well as Caribbean chicken and both were tasty. They take credit cards. With a beer & tip bill was about $28 total.

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Thank tonytD9568SZ
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went to this place based on reviews and did not get disapointed, it is really a wonderful place with epic food and also we had luck because there was live music that day. Best "Rice & Beans" of this trip and the bbq was perfect. Just take in mind that the kitchen close at 8pm so you have to... More 

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Thank Josue H
Oxford
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was recommended to us by the owner (Jon) of the Toucan Stay Inn where we were staying. It was fabulous! great food, beautiful setting & friendly service. It took a little time to get our drinks & meals, but we were enjoying the atmosphere & once we got everything, it was well worth the wait. The "Rondon" was especially... More 

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Thank Terri K
Bath, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our first meal out. It was easily within walking distance and had been recommended by several people. First visit I had the fresh red snapper, which was overcooked and poorly done. On our second visit I had the “specialty soup” which had very little fish (small bones were found in a couple of the pieces), overcooked baby shrimp and a... More 

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Thank heynavysailor
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were recommended by many to go to Selvins. Ate there twice as we thought as we were late arriving the first time, we had not given it a fair chance. However it did not improve much on the second visit. Food pretty bland, menu pretty limited, my husband had the red snapper which was overcooked, I had the grilled... More 

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Thank 360Marie
San Francisco, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our first night in town and we needed a place to eat. This was within walking distance of both our hotel and the beach so it seemed like the right place to stop.

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Thank Ken M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Meals
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?