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“Our longest wait to date!!! I Passed 2 Birthdays here.”
Review of El Cangrejo Loco de Cahuita - CLOSED

El Cangrejo Loco de Cahuita
Price range: US$14 - US$20
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Friends, We are here for 8 days. its a small town, so a different meal in every place. yesterday was this place. wow was it slow. I mean REALLY slow. They are from spain, so they make tapas. which are appetizers. small expensive, and slow. There are far better places to eat. I hate to say that. But its the truth. If you only have like 3 days, skip this place.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went for a late afternoon drink, which was great, and saw some food coming out which we thought looked really nice so went back that evening but was very disappointed by the food, I had mussels which came with nothing and they were pretty dried out. We were the only people in the restaurant so the atmosphere was lacking.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We ate here hoping to have more flavorful food than typically found in Costa Rica. All items were bland and overpriced. They also added 13% tax to the meal which I try to avoid and did not see listed on the menu.

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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Very good! We really enjoyed the tapas, and especially the ceviche. Great service and a great people watching location!

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Ernesto G, Propietario at El Cangrejo Loco de Cahuita, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2016
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Gracias amiga, nos estimula tu crítica, te deseamos lo mejor y esperamos volverte a ver por esta tu casa.

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Reviewed 20 January 2016

I just read a coment about this place from Friederike D. I need to say that i agree in almost all his coments. The food in this resturant taste good but i mean, crazy little food. I didnt expect a huge plate with food but man the price they charge there with that little food? Thats a good deal for the owner, not the customers. If they serve that little food in Spain on the resturants and home in their hosues, Spain most have a skinny population....

I dont understand the high rates on this resurant. Its a nice and cozy place. But i mean stop put 7-8 chunks in the Sangria? Do you even put ice in a sangria in spain?

Dont get me wrong, your food taste good and all, but be more careful to inform custs what is tapas and was is suppose to be "platos fuertes".

I like the service, you have a nice way to talk to the custs. But there is a lot of resturants. Your plates are supersmal. Peeps will not go there for dinner if they want to get satisfied after a meal.

1st time in CR i expeience that little food and that expensive. I told the owner i wasnt happy about this.

Please put the 23% of impuestos in the menu too. Costa rican law says that.

And a last thing, if Friederike D ate all of his food i think he did it to try not leave the resturant hungry.

Good luck in the future and i hope you serve a lil more food for the custs.

P.S. no soy un muerto de hambre :)

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Ernesto G, Propietario at El Cangrejo Loco de Cahuita, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2016
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Curioso....igual que Frederik.....sin comentarios.....felices vacaciones Frederik

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