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American, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was recommended to visit this hidden gem by a friend of mine who grew up in Nosara. I went by last year and was welcomed by the sweetest couple who were the owners, we stayed for cocktails and food. The patacones, frijoles and guac...are a must. I remember the ceviche being fresh, and I expect no less seeing as the fishermen boats are parked just out front. Heads up- washrooms are sketch. Sunset will escape you if you remain in the cabanas, so head down to the white sand beach for that. Watch out for scorpios in the foliage under the trees! although their sting is considered powerful medicine by some locals, its an uncomfortable experience.. to say the least. There is a fish market not far from here along the main road where I purchased a 2kg red snapper and sea bass for $6 each. Simply majestic.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 22 July 2020

We have visited San Juanillo, Costa Rica for the past 10 years. Our friend Bob ( the Wood Man) as the locals call him. Every visit to San Juanillo we visit the Cocobolo a few times, this past February we visited every day, It is...a wonderful place good food,very nice people and a beautiful view. I love San Juanillo and Cocobolo. Make sure you put this place on your bucket list!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020

We've eaten lunch here several times. If you want to eat breakfast, make a reservation, as it is only served to guest of the hotel, or be prepared to wait. Service is friendly. View of San Juanillo harbor is pretty. One day the monkeys put...on a show for us!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

The food here is beyond fabulous. We are staying at the hotel Cocobolo and we have eaten many breakfasts and dinners at this restaurant. Everything is delicious. We have eaten whole red snapper, chicken kebab, grilled mahi mahi , arroz con pollo, fajitas and more....The flavoring and quality of the cooking is 5 stars. Everything comes with grand portions , wonderful potatoes, or rice and a hearty salad . You sit at outdoor handmade wooden tables under a shady hut and watch the ocean and the waves crashing against the rocks. The prices are reasonable, the menu varied and the service is truly the BEST we have ever had. The waitstaff Jocelyn and Izak are cheerful, friendly and just want to please the customers. If you are in the area, come here and eat. You will be so happy you did. Merle and Jerry SternbergMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

A small beach bar with around six tables dotted along a slope above the beach. The food is good, service is friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2019

The pizza and drinks were great. Taking a break from the beach we went and had a pizza and a couple drinks. The service and advice from the workers was amazing. They went out of there way for us and made us feel at home....Can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Keren M, Owner at Rancho Cocobolo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

Thank you so much!!! We hope to see you again soon!!!

Reviewed 12 January 2019

This place is idealic. Grass roof, cool music, best view, good food, awesome drinks and the best food! Different recipes. Gin and tonic with cucumber! Yuuummmm. Civeche, Shrimp. Everything is the best. Great location If you dream of a beach place--this is it! Fun place...to mingle. Sunsets. Amazing.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 2 January 2019

We visited Rancho Cocobolo two times in June 2018 while traveling with our family (four kids ages 4-11) and again when we returned in November as a couple. The location is fantastic with great ocean views and a calm vibe. The kids loved the pizzas...and American fare. We loved the chicken and beef casados (the chicken is outstanding). The service is not as fast as you get in the States, but you're not in the States! Loved the opportunity to slow down and enjoy a good meal with family (and of course beautiful San Juanillo beach).More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Customer Service ZERO. After buying 7 ceviches, calamari, greek salad and a large pizza, when we were to return the disposables (which we pay extra for) the Manager in a very bad manner did not wanted to accept it. Quite a green sustainable guy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Tables are placed in the side of a hill, overlooking San Juanillo harbor. Trees provided shade and there was a cool breeze. My husband and I ordered fish casados, which were average. Portions were large. Our friends ordered pizza, which they said was excellent. We'll...go back again for pizza.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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