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Bar & Restaurant Las Brisas

££ - £££
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican
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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
+506 2654 4047
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Royal Oak, MI
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a great Value. It's right on the ocean, and even though the beach isn't really a swimming beach, there are the constant breezes and view of the water. Food is quite good and very reasonable. Combing very good food, ambiance, and price, Las Brisas is a find!

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Thank Rob L
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten there a few times. Enjoyed the sunsets over Playa Potrero. Their menu features a lot of seafood you definitely want to ask the server "how much" as they can be pricey. Good mixed drinks, no draft beers though. Some things on the menu may or may not be available. All in all pleasant experience.

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Thank TOM O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But you can beat their flavor and prices. We tried several items on the menu and they lacked substantial flavor. Patacones was bland, the seafood soup was so-so, they barely chopped the fish in the ceviche so it was difficult to consume. Their smoothies were delightful.

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Thank wsouzamk
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have money to waste, hours to dine and wish mostly to drink...this is your place. We were bitterly disappointed. This was supposed to be a 70th birthday dinner. Ha. We waited nearly an hour and a half to be served, I mean that, an hour and a half, with two small and hungry children, not to mention four... More 

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Thank Ellen F
Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Right on the beach in Potrero. Great fresh ceviche and cold beer. Nice atmosphere and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend and wish we could have come back a 2nd time!

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Thank BurgessMeredith666
Brighton, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The food was good but not constantly good, mostly American style food and a lot more money than the local soda round the corner. Vehicles are constantly driving on and off the beach in from of the restaurant. Some people even park next to their table! Staff are nice and work hard.

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Thank Jacksonsinbrighton
Grass Valley, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The food was fair. We were shown and encouraged to order off the "special" menu presented on a board. The ceviche was our least favorite of all that we tried at the various other local restaurants. We felt that we were dubbed as "tourists" that could be charged more. There were seven of us in our group and the analysis... More 

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Thank smcandrews
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

What great beachfront restaurant/bar! We took a stroll from our hotel, Bahia Del Sol, to check out our surroundings. We brought our kids down for lunch and some drinks. Wow! We ordered chips and guacamole, mixed cerviche, and the "special" seafood plate. I could not say enough how fresh and plentiful the cerveche was. The fish, shrimp, octopus, and other... More 

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Thank Dai G
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went here during off season and obviously look like tourists. They have off-the-menu items on a blackboard. I asked the waitress the cost of each of the dishes we ordered ahead of time, but what was reflected on the final bill was far more expensive than what she had told us. We paid $150 USD for three dishes, a... More 

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Hannover, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The two of us wanted to eat something small and fresh. Ceviche deemed us the right thing in a bar on the beach. Corvina was on the menu with a price. Octopus was on an extra-menu without a price. We ordered Octopus considering that it is normally a little bit more expensive than Corvina -- but not the double. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Potrero
  • Phone Number: +506 2654 4047

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?