Where to Eat in Playa Zancudo: The Best Restaurants and Bars
Playa Zancudo is a village in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica near the Golfo Dulce. It has a population of approximately 450.
1. Sol y Mar
4 based on 57 reviews
Beachfront Dining and Cabins. Open year-round. 8 am-9 pm. Wide ranging menu with something for everyone. Homemade desserts, breads, salad dressings, sauces, etc.
Reviewed By Josy213 - Nuremberg, Germany
Great food, great atmosphere!
Loved this great beach bar and restaurant! You can watch a beautiful sunset and drink great Margaritas, mix with the locals and then sit down to a fantastic meal. Lots of seafood or wonderful Mexican dishes as well as local dishes with a twist, very original recipes, so go and enjoy!
5 based on 12 reviews
Reviewed By CowboyandCeleste - Waller, Texas
Albertos is a fabulous restruant for a lovely, romantic dinner...the food is absolutely grand (homemade fresh ravioli with multiple sauces to choose from were our choices); Mama Rose's pasta sauce and the mushroom sauce were to die for! An unexpected treat in this small beachfront village! We love Playa Zancudo and Albertos! Ambience was perfect for romance.....
3. Oceano Cabinas Bar & Restaurant
4 based on 13 reviews
Reviewed By CowboyandCeleste - Waller, Texas
Oceano is the place to eat casual in Playa Zancudo! Open air, beautiful surroundings, fabulous owner Elena is as sweet as she can be! Don't miss the Costa Rican delicious alternative to potatoes called "Fried Patacones"; they are delish and Elena and her staff make them fresh! Oh, did I mention the freshly made pasta and hamburger buns??? and she has an ice cream parlor there as well!
4. Mar y Luna Golfito
4 based on 133 reviews
Reviewed By bulldogtwo - USA
Good fresh fish n Seafood
Went for dinner, looking for something fresh and we're on the coast so may as well have seafood n fish.Ordered a whole Snapper. Saimon(sp?) brought me the Snapper so I could check for freshness, nice touch, dad had a seafood platter. The Snapper was a pretty good size so wife n i shared it. Wish it would've come with something a bit more. We had a salad with dinner, again, nice n fresh. Both were fresh n delicious. Saimon provided good service. A good dinner out.
5. Banana Bay Marina Restaurant
4 based on 99 reviews
Reviewed By Frederic3030 - Appling, Georgia
As usual, our group was served a delicious lunch. Everybody seemed to have something different from their famous hamburgers to fried fish to ceviche to nachos, and everyone was thoroughly pleased. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the chairs are very comfortable, something not always encountered n CR restaurants.Highly recommend in Golfito. You can legally park alongside the street in town; it's sort of a Golfito tradition. Just don't totally block the sidewalk.
6. Soda Jimenez
5 based on 137 reviews
Our restaurant is a cozy and rustic place accompanied with excellence in our meals. Excellent attention and very good prices. We will also have special nights accompanied by learning about the Costa Rican culture and accompanied by very good live music. W
Reviewed By 767annap - Vaughan, Canada
So happy we found it
This place is truly amazing-fresh and delicious breakfast, warm tasty Gallo pinto and eggs made to our liking, yummy cold drinks (mixed fruit, tamarindo, cas). Lily was so kind and welcoming, we felt like family....make sure you check out this authentic Costa Rican place!Pura vida!
7. Paka Paka Beach Bar
Paka Paka Beach Bar!! Hang out on the beach at the new Tropical Bar on the Sand at Golfito Marina Village. You'll love the casual atmosphere of our converted container bar while you enjoy the music, beach, beautiful sunsets, delicious meals and signature
Reviewed By TropicalOutside - Boquete, Panama
Must Do in this location
The area is a fantastic location perfect for walking & family‘s or business with growing opportunities. A excellent quality place to eat with friendly staff and excellent food. our group tried a dozen different things from the menu and everything is consistently delicious. Great selection of local and international beer is priced low.
8. Restaurante Playa Cacao
3 based on 10 reviews
Reviewed By Banagirl G - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fresh, plentiful, yummy food
Sailed in and did a water landing to have a late lunch. The grounds include cabins for rent and next to Golfito Wildlife Refuge. They offer a great variety of options but opted for the grilled fish and plantains. Both were made fresh to order. Others in my party ordered arroz con pollo / shrimp. Everything tasted amazing. Their portions are large so you won't go away hungry. Don't look for a quick turnaround time, it took some time to prepare. Take the time to enjoy an ice cold beer and stroll the beach while waiting to eat. The people working the restaurant are very friendly. Would definitely go back.
4 based on 385 reviews
Reviewed By AreWeThereYetMama - Vancouver, Canada
So Good We Went Back Again!
In the area for only three days and we are here twice, the whole family thrilled with the pizzas!Generous portions, fresh ingredients, gorgeous!!!
10. La Playa Beachfront Restaurant Bar & Grill
La Playa Beachfront Restaurant Bar & Grill offers breathtaking views of the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean, complemented by our fresh, internationally-inspired cuisine. A local favorite is our wood-oven pizzas! Sample one of our cold beers on tap or let ou
Reviewed By P S - Vancouver, Washington
Location, Bar, Extensive Menu
Scenic (located with the shops on the waterfront) and comfortable, very welcoming with a menu offering a wide selection. Specialty salads, wood oven pizzas, hamburgers, pasta, seafood, meats, and poultry. Menu is online with prices. Falafel and humus appetizer was very good and a small meal for one person. Alcohol and dessert served too. There is also "dog friendly" seating available too. Currently opens at noon and with happy hour specials. Can be pricey, especially for beverages (wine and lemonade were very small serving sizes). But an enjoyable treat and the Marina is a great location.