Restaurants for Backpackers in Costa Rica 

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    Bubba's & El Bohio Beach Bar

    8 reviews

    Este restaurante es pura calidad sin pretensiones..buena nota, buena comida. Love this place..been here for 12 years and always have something to eat and drink there.

    Popular withOutdoorLocalBackpackers
  • 2

    Father Rooster's Restaurant & Bar

    10 reviews

    Amazing place for a drink. I always enjoy tickling my toes in the sand during a cold one.

    Popular withBudgetAdventureBackpackers
  • 3

    The Gilded Iguana

    7 reviews

    Great hotel close to the beach; great live music and food

    Popular withFamiliesNightlifeAdventure
  • 4


    4 reviews

    Subway - Yes there is a Subway! 15 minute walk into the beginning of town on the left and you will find a Subway with all there famous footlongs and 6 inch subs prepared the same way as home. You can get poolside delivery from anywhere as well including alcohol, fantastic pizza and every and anything else.

    Popular withBackpackersVegetarianBudget
  • 5

    Los Olivos

    2 reviews

    Wonderful restaurant in Puriscal for some good Costa Rican Food!

    Popular withAdventureBackpackersGreen
  • 6

    El Cuartel de la Boca del Monte

    5 reviews

    This is by far my favorite bar in Costa Rica. It's gets a mixed crowd of young college students and adventure seekers heading out to surf, fish, scuba, zip line, etc...They have a good selection of local beers and mixed drinks. Lively spot with a chill Pura Vida atmosphere

    Popular withNightlifeStudentsBackpackers
  • 7

    La Luna

    10 reviews

    One of the more high scale beachfront bars/restaurants in Nosara, great cocktails and appetizers, also had white linen bungalows on the beach with candles and little tables for parties of 2-4 to hang out in a little more private setting. Go for sunset cocktails, the view is unreal.

    Popular withFoodiesOutdoorBackpackers
  • 8

    Coco Loco

    9 reviews

    Great place for lunch and sunset dinner right on the sand.

    Popular withFamilies
  • 9


    7 reviews

    This is the best family restaurant with the widest selection of food in the entire area. They specialize in everything! Easy to find and always the first place I recommend to eat at when you arrive!

    Popular withFamilies
  • 10

    Eat at Joe's

    2 reviews

    A nice place to have afternoon or evening drinks at the edge of Tamarindo beach. "Nachos as big as your ass" , good drinks, fun atmosphere

    Popular withBudgetBackpackers
  • 11

    The Shack

    5 reviews

    Walking distant from our condo, very casual low-key and affordable

    Popular withOutdoorFoodiesGreen
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  • 12

    El Avion

    21 reviews

    El Avion is an aptly named restaurant since their is an airplane body attached to the restaurant. El Avion is also an elevated restaurant and had beautiful views to watch the sunset. The sunset is enough of a reason to come eat at this restaurant, but the drinks are also pretty good. They have a handful of frozen beverages that ...

    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorGreen
  • 13

    Cafe Milagro

    A great place for breakfast in the morning, or lunch. Or just hang out at the cafe and use their wife services to catch up on emails.

    Popular withFamiliesFoodiesTrendsters
  • 14


    13 reviews

    On Playa Avellanas. A fun place for a leisurely meal and great swimming and surfing

    Popular withFamiliesAdventureLocal
  • 15


    13 reviews

    Tacobar is the coolest restaurant I went to in Jaco. The food is fresh and flavorful and the menu is extensive. You can get all sorts of tacos, ceviche, smoothies, salads, etc. etc. The best part is the set of swings available as seating at the bar. You can swing, relax, stuff your face, and feel like you're truly on ...

    Popular withBusinessAdventureStudents
  • 16

    Restaurante Barba Roja

    11 reviews

    my office ! daren the chef is an excellent cook ! stunning sunset views and great atmosphere on most nights , closed mondays...

    Popular withFamiliesFoodiesOutdoor
  • 17

    Tsunami Sushi

    11 reviews

    We love the Jaco rolls which include sweet mango wrapped shrimp unique to Costa Rica!

  • 18

    Kapi Kapi

    9 reviews

    We think this is one of the best dining experiences offered in Manuel Antonio. Every menu item is delicious. The ambiance is quiet, comfortable, and relaxing. Ask ahead about ordering one of their special desserts, too.

    Popular withFoodiesLuxury
  • 19

    Ronny's Place

    11 reviews

    Ronny's is a great place for a sunset cocktail and/or dinner. This is a truly authentic local experience with "tipico" food choices.

    Popular withFamiliesAdventure
  • 20

    Coconutz Sports Bar and Eatery

    10 reviews

    Great place to watch sporting events on the many tv screens.

    Popular withNightlifeAdventureBudget
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