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Local cuisine, Bar, Cafe, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Great beachfront spot. Smoothies and fish tacos are excelent! Needs to be on Tripadvisor. Breakfast/lunch - open to 3.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music
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All reviews fish tacos mango sandwich live music open mic night great food playa guiones lunch or dinner ate here great spot catch of the day pura vida fresh food during our stay mike beach smoothies
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next to the beach, great food, and nice people. The juice was super fresh and delish. I forgot the full name of the smoothie I got but it was something like manic monkey and it was amazing!!! Strawberry, banana, OJ, mango, and passion fruit...with rum. Also heard they have great Kombucha and fresh juices. Very inclusive to different diets and people.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice in our two weeks in Nosara because it was so delicious! If you are a vegan it's terrific!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never take a trip to Playa Guiones without at least one meal at Beach Dog Cafe. The pineapple ginger fresh catch is my go-to and you have to start with picklemole and always a mango habenaro margartia. Mike works his tail off to provide...a top notch experience and it never disappoints!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i ate here for a late lunch and ordered one of the dishes on the menu that was described as vegan. within 20 minutes of eating here, i was violently ill, could barely breathe, had a rapid heartbeat and could not see straight or walk....within an hour i was in the hospital where both the doctor and the EMT that treated me assured me that this illness was due to consuming meat after being vegan for more than 20 years. this place claims to be vegetarian + vegan friendly but it is extremely careless with the food preparation. do not eat here!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 29 December 2020 via mobile

Right near the beach and I had an amazing Thai curry bowl that was delicious. My friends got the vegan Big Mac and they seemed to love it. Nice ceviche too. Live music some nights.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 December 2020

Great service. Great smoothies. 2 min walk from world class surfing. Get a board, surf for 2 hours. Then get a berry berry smoothie, a chicken quesadilla, and a Pilsen. Life is good. Pure Vida.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 December 2020

Our family loves enjoying breakfast lunch and dinner at Beachdog. It is owner operated and has a great vibe. The food is outstanding, healthy and tons of options to please every pallet. The service is wonderful and it feels like we are coming home to...family when we arrive. Also great live music! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 December 2020

Great fried food, if that's what you are looking for - get the fresh catch and the plaintain chips. Staff was friendly and helpful and tolerated my terrible Spanish:)

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

great food. had breakfast with my family. it was quick and delicious. We are pretty use to eating on Tico time and they had the food out for our kids so fast. thank you. can’t wait to check out the live music

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 26 September 2020

This is an expensive cafe that is well located close to the main car park of Playa Guiones. The breakfast options are decent and they have a variety of good juice and other drink options. This is not a cheap option, however, and for the...price paid for the gallo pinto I had, it was not worth the price. In conclusion, it was good, but I probably wouldn't go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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The owner does his own thing. He doesn’t care to lose you as a customer
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