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Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Vegetarian Friendly
Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (31 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (18 reviews)
“wahoo” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We entered there by chance and we are glad we did. Not only the fish was delicious, but during the short time we were there we could observe a wide variety of colorful birds and have interesting discussions about Costa Rica, its wild life, hiking...More

1  Thank patrscho
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

You go for the milkshakes and the amazing fish plates, but it’s the hundreds of birds visiting the feeding area that you remember. And you remember Curt. Best place in Drake, by far!

Thank geebe
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We went in one afternoon to do some bird watching at the suggestion of some fellow travellers at our hotel. The birds were brilliant and Curt clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about them and the whole environment of Drake Bay both land and marine. We...More

Thank Irene T
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This place came highly recommend from the internet and our friend (Ronnie) in Puerto Jimenez. We now know why! The Mahi Mahi grilled in banana leaves served with fresh vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes was beyond our expectations! It was amazing! Don’t forget to try...More

Thank angiegolding
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We are not used to going to a restaurant in Drakes Bay as there used to be none....times have changed. Make a reservation as it will fill up fast. Engaging host. Great food. Great value.

Thank jengoyette
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Delicious, fresh off the boat, one meal serves three! Plus, lovely viewing of local birds and a fantastic rum drink that lasts the evening. We ate here several times, it was THAT GOOD!!

Thank estherparson
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

A small, intimate environment with a very limited menu. The fish was fresh caught, vegetables are fresh, and everything was prepared very nicely. It was a very good meal for Costa Rica, reasonably priced. My only complaint was with Curt himself. He talked on and...More

Thank Ted B
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

I am very glad that you enjoyed your meal, but it is unfortunate that you felt I spoilt the atmosphere. As we are a visitor center in addition to a restaurant, guests often ask me questions and I do my best to respond. Usually, people...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

There were three plates we could choose. Two of them were to be shared with two persons. One of these was vegetarian. The portions are large and the fish was really good. Probably necessary to book one day in advance, especially in high season.

1  Thank bob v
gringocurt, Owner at Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

We appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Curt‘s is definitively the place with the best food in Drake Bay. The fish is super fresh and delicious. I also loved the smoothies and you can receive really good advice for tours and places to go to. If you are a big group, I‘d...More

Thank thomaswald
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Trust me you cant go wrong with any dish you pick here and when they say its a shared dish they mean it! The bird watching here is unparalleled and can be done with the best rum smoothies made on site- or bring your own...More

Thank Sprampt
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Questions & Answers
1 June 2017|
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Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
Like many establishments in Drake Bay, we accept dollars or colones but do not accept credit cards.
16 April 2017|
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Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
We will be happy to place you in the calendar. 1st we need: Number of guests Hotel name Guest name Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you
Craig S
29 March 2016|
Response from gringocurt | Property representative |
7:30am and 2:30pm Safe travels!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Osa Peninsula  >  Drake Bay
  • Phone Number: +506 6198 5899
  • E-mail
Gringo Curt's Seafood & Visitor Center was established June 2010 and our menu has not changed to date. We have pride in our small menu because it assures that we can provide freshness throughout the year by purchasing fruits, vegetables and fresh fish, locally and daily. There are many benefits to having same day caught fish but one downside is that we cannot guarantee a time that we can open. If we have fish at 12pm, we open. Thank you for your consideration and look forward to your visit Pura Vida!
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