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The Gilded Iguana Restaurant

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50 M South of Mini Super Delicias Del Mundo | Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
+506 2682 0259
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tuna” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“live music” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, International, Spanish, South American
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
50 M South of Mini Super Delicias Del Mundo | Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We have been to the Gilded Iguana on many occasions and never have we been disappointed! There is the option to sit outside, or near the bar or up on the balcony.

1  Thank ChrissyD64
jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks. We are currently rebuilding the restaurant and will re open early 2018.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

My family and I ate here daily during our stay. We had breakfast here daily. Very delicious. The evening meals were very good as well. One evening there was a band which was entertaining.

Thank tjavascott
jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks. We are currently rebuilding the restaurant and will re open early 2018.

Reviewed 5 February 2017

This landmark restaurant is currently closed and under renovation. It will open under new ownership and will be much more upscale according to word on the street.More

1  Thank DCSurfer
jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Sorry to see you made a rating even when closed. The restaurant structure was deemed unsafe by engineers and is being rebuilt in addition to hotel additions on the property. It will be no more or less upscale when it reopens than when it closed...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I think this is a generally good restaurant for anybody, families, couples, friends, solo. Easy to get to. Open all the time, huge menu.

Thank lilap25
jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks. We are currently rebuilding the restaurant and will re open early 2018.

Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food here was really good. The service is slow. Be careful with that water. My group had drank bottled water our entire vacation. Night before we left - we drank the water there! Bad idea. We all got sick. So go. The food is...More

Thank Abbey8484
jgross123, Owner at The Gilded Iguana Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Correlation does not imply causation. Sorry for your experience we are currently closed for rebuild and construction and will reopen early 2018.

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great breakfast place, and fun evening party spot. This is a great post surf breakfast place. Typical Costa Rican food, and American breakfasts. I always grab the pancakes, and a banana/mango smoothie(nothing like fresh fruit). The evening party spot seems to rotate based on the...More

Thank Kurt S
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is both a Hotel and a restaurant/Sports Bar. It's on the main strip in Guiones and very easy to spot. The atmosphere is the same as most sports bars in the US. The service was good, the food was good and the prices, while...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a festive little icon restaurant that all the surfers visit and pal around. Great food open air dining and occasionally you'll see an iguana. Dogs are welcome...they just stroll through...hey they're on vacation too!

Thank jackreyn0lds
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We went with a large group after one of our friends came back from a fishing trip with a large cubera snapper. Guided Iguana did a fabulous job of cooking the fish a few different ways and creating a feast around it. I'm picky about...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I guess it depends what you are looking for. We went for the live music which was ok. The food was the same, ok. The prices are high. The seafood soup was really good. The rest was kind of meh.

Thank gypsychavi
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Vonchiphillips
21 January 2016|
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Response from Marcy B | Reviewed this property |
It is 116 KM from Playa Del Coco. Put that in Costa Rica time and it could be four hours or more. We have stayed in Playa Hermosa twice. This time we went to Samara in the rainy season so the roads were a bit of a challenge... More
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Kelley H
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Response from Marcy B | Reviewed this property |
They have a menu online. Go for the fish.
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namagosh
19 December 2014|
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Can I buy a gift certificate for the Guilded Iguanodon on line?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Cuisine
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, International, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 10:00
Monday
09:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 10:00
Thursday
09:00 - 10:00
Friday
09:00 - 10:00
Saturday
09:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 M South of Mini Super Delicias Del Mundo | Playa Guiones, Nosara 5233, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0259
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Description
The restaurant at the Gilded Iguana will be up and running for Nov 2014. The new management brings the BEST food in the area and finally will get the spotlight they deserve. Look for more info to be released soon.
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