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Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8634 6404
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good - their theme being food prepared slowly for the added flavour. The result was slightly pretentious with prices above average for the location, but never mind - we enjoyed our Gazpacho, Ensaladas Palmito and Pad Thai. The service was a bit on the slow side, but there seemed to be only one girl in the... More 

Thank ChrisBrown38
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with very friendly staff. We had fresh fish with salad and pepper tenderloin; amazing preparation and fresh products.

Thank Christopher Q
Saint James Parish, Barbados
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Staying in this area without a car there were not many choices to eat at. This was a delicious place to eat. Quiet and clean. No ants.

Thank oldwanderer2017
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to so many restaurants recently, I've lost count. But the food here... My word! Was very special. I ordered the steak which although was a little expensive for my budget, was sensational. The atmosphere was great and the staff were unbelievably friendly and accommodating, we loved it so much, we came twice. No idea where the picture of... More 

Thank Aaron M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We tried a shrimp dinner and a loin steak. The shrimp was a little fishy and the steak was really tough. We wanted the steak done and they would only serve pink. The service was good.

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Antigonish, Canada
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Great food and service. We arrived early without reservation and were fine. Shortly after others were turned away so reserve. The pasta and the garlic shrimp were both delicious. The flan for dessert is a high quality creme caramel. The server was attentive and charming. With drinks came to only $60 compared to similar meals elsewhere being $100. Highly recommend... More 

Thank momg557
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We travel to Puerto Viejo every winter and always try a few new restaurants. As I have aged, I have enjoyed less and less going to town to eat and more and more eating in places a bit away from things. Pura Gula is a small place on a quiet patch of the road south of town. The menu is... More 

Thank chippersnacker
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Relaxing, intimate slow food environment with fantastic and attentive service, stunning seafood and beef, plus high end presentation and great wine. Wonderful 'find' for a delicious last night in the area. The slow food concept is all about savouring and this restaurant delivers but at the pace and in the style you want.

Thank Peter D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My family and I recently spent a week in Playa Chiquita and although we ate in many good restaurants, Pura Gula was far and away our favourite. I had the special each time we ate there and was never disappointed. It's a beautiful small restaurant but was magical at night. The owners (and their dogs) were delightful and - although... More 

Thank Garry C
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Yes, it took a while but the sign reads "Slow Food" so what's your hurry? It's Costa Rica, relax and have a drink. Just one man working, he took our order, brought our drinks, blended fresh fruit smoothies for the kids and made our meals. (probably the owner right? I forgot to ask) My salad was so beautiful and equally... More 

Thank ColoradoMountainMama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Chiquita | 50 Metros Oeste Del Duende Gourmet, Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 8634 6404

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