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Budda Cafe

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Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8084
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Sheffield
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is an oasis of loveliness right in the centre of the main pathway in Tortuguero, so very easy to find. A delightful atmosphere on entering, where the decor is enhanced with textiles from Guatemala and jazz music is soothingly playing in the background to add to the carefully planned atmosphere in a place which directly overlooks the river with... More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Budda Café twice during our stay in Tortuguero: once for a quick lunch (very good hummus plate) and once for a cocktail on New Year's Eve. We liked the view on the river and the friendly atmosphere. It is not a typical "Tico" restaurant, but we liked it too.

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Thank Jessica V
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this cafe in the village and loved it. We went there several times during our visit, either for the delicious drinks or wonderful food. Both my friend and I agreed they did the best Pina Colada! Cant fault it. I enjoyed the lasagna and pizza and my friend said she had the best Crepes! The atmosphere is... More 

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Thank jesscameron83
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a tour of Costa Rica and was just looking for somewhere to chill and take in the view. The Buddha Cafe is perfect. Great seating area by the river and they had specials on some drinks. The hummus was so fresh and tasty. Great friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommended

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Thank Michael W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good pasta. A bit pricy (5900 crc for carbonara) but it was good:) My partner took a pizza that was good as well.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just stopped for coffee and brownies when strolling through town and found ourselves in a very pretty garden eating and drinking good things. Staff very pleasant and a relaxed atmosphere generally

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1 Thank Gemini31_13
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The food was good here and not too pricey. It's in a decent location as it's near most of the shops. There was a good selection of meals and it was a nice place to grab a drink!

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Thank RichyK123
Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I love Costa Rican food. It's all wonderful. However, after a while, it's nice to have something different. This place is a treat. Like most restaurants in Tortuguero, it's open air, and it's great fun to watch the tiny geckos run across the ceilings in search of bugs. It's beautifully designed and decorated, and is extremely comfortable. And the pizza!!!... More 

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Thank 1Teapot
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great view, very friendly staff and nice food. The whole location itself felt like somebody was just living his/her dream - much attention to detail. Went there on the first night of our stay in Tortugero and will go there again.

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Chicago
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner and the ambience. Claudio has a great business. We can see why this restaurant gets great reviews. The pasta was excellent and the mojitos were some of the best we had during our entire trip. Don't be talked into eating elsewhere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street besides ICE Building, Tortuguero 70206, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Tortuguero
  • Phone Number: +506 2709 8084

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