Enjoy Delicious Drinks and Dishes with Spectacular Ocean Views at These Five Restaurants in Costa Rica


What’s better than filling your belly with food and drinks that make you laugh because they are so unbelievably delicious? Doing so while marveling at the vast wide-open sea, of course. These five highly revered restaurants on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica create and serve not only the most exceptional food and cocktails but do so in an inspiringly gorgeous ocean setting. ¡Buen provecho! (Bon Appetite!)

Sentido Norte

 Sentido Norte is the restaurant at Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas. This sea and farm-to-table restaurant serves delectable beverages and plates in a space with an awe-provoking view of the Pacific Ocean and the Catalina Islands.

Dishes and drinks are created using locally sourced ingredients like plantains, coconuts, hearts of palm, avocados, cashews, chicken, pork, and seafood. Come for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour, or opt to spend the entire day up here basking in the infinity pool and eating and drinking until your heart is content.

Coco Loco

Since 2012, Coco Loco has long been a local and visitor favorite. Settled on the edge of the white sand of Playa Flamingo, Coco Loco is as beachfront as you can get. Their signature cocktail, a frozen coconut filled with coconut milk and a mixture of liquors, will definitely bring a huge smile to your face.

This is a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon and sunset while treating yourself to fresh seafood and tropical drinks.

Pangas Beach Club

Pangas Beach Club is one of the top restaurants and private event venues in Tamarindo. Located next to the Tamarindo estuary, this beautifully designed outdoor restaurant feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tamarindo even though it is steps away from all the action. The fresh fusion menu has something for everyone, including outstanding seafood dishes, appetizers, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions.

Kua Kua Restaurant

Kua Kua Restaurant is part of the lavish Three Sixty Boutique Hotel in Ojochal. Kua Kua’s menu changes depending on what is in season. All of the ingredients used are locally sourced and fresh. In fact, every morning the kitchen team visits the local produce market and buys fish for the day straight from the local fishermen. While the food is absolutely divine, the view will take your breath away.

El Mirador Restaurant

El Mirador is one of two restaurants that are part of the rainforest and beachfront luxury resort Arenas Del Mar. Awarded the prestigious Certificate of Sustainable Tourism, Arenas Del Mar and its restaurants offer expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park. The views from El Mirador are so remarkable that it is listed in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.