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Formerly a private residence, The Beach House has been transformed into a quaint restaurant and bar, renown for its fresh seafood and equally excellent American fare. Located directly on Playa Potrero, The Beach House offers awesome daytime and nighttime views of the Pacific Ocean, interrupted only by some of the most spectacular sunsets the area has to offer.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

Nice casual place on Playa Potrero. I had the sea bass with mixed vegetable and a salad. I would not recommend the sea bass. Parts of it were tough and chewy. My mixed vegetables consisted of a few pieces of chopped zucchini and onion. The...salad was very small. I was not impressed with the food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Loved this place so much, we ate here twice this trip! Why do we love thee, let me count the ways: 1 best sunset view right on the water we found anywhere in CR, but get a reservation on Open Table, quick and easy and...you will be sitting surf side. 2 awesome food, the taste and presentation are like a Michelin chef. 3 great drinks and happy hours (2for1) from 4-6. 4 friendly and professional staff (especially the owner)! 5 great place to celebrate your anniversary or just family and friends! Note, please leave your type A personality at home, relax and chill, listen the waves and enjoy the conversation, it will take some time to get your food, 6 great people prices!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Mike, thank you so much for your great review, we really appreciated it!

Reviewed 29 January 2024

Best dinner in our 4week trip, sea bass with shrimp and a fabulous sauce, excellent service, my only criticism is that they should post the staff favourites.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

Casual dining right at the edge of the pacific ocean. Food is combo of Tico and North American foods. Tasty food with generous portions. My wife had the seasame encrusted tuna and it was her favourite meal of the trip.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 25 January 2024

Overlooking the Bahia... Great location and food and grog Had a great meal with 8 friends after a cruise on the Zafira catamaran

Date of visit: January 2024
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 23 January 2024 via mobile

Visited here 4 times during our 3 week stay in the area. Lovely location. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

This seafront bar/restaurant always delivers The setting is stunning The food delicious It is a constantly delivering gem

Date of visit: January 2024
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2024

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Reviewed 25 December 2023

Waited hour and half for our starter watching everyone else who arrived after us get their food. Nearly walked out but were promised our food was on its way and given a free sangria. Only 2 staff serving who were trying to do their best....Disappointed when food arrived (calamari starter and 2 poke bowls). Worst meal we have had after 3 weeks in Costa Rica (regardless of slow service). Setting is lovely but may be they were under staffed in kitchen and overwhelmed on Christmas Day.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

This was a bit of a disappointment. We’d read good reviews and went there for sunset. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, the cocktails were fine and the view was lovely, although I wouldn’t return for a sunset at this time of year. The difficulty...was that the kitchen appeared to be overwhelmed and it took over an hour and a half from the time we ordered to get our food. My snapper was tasty but dry and my wife’s sea bass was just ok. While I expect, based on the reviews, they can do better, it’s unlikely we’ll return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2023

Hi, I appreciate your review and remember you and your meal very well. Yes, we were extremely busy that was not anticipated early in the season. We have since staffed up and are ready for a great season.

Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

We just came for happy hour drink and the sunset, but ended up getting the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer as well. Everything was great and our waiter, Franklin, was a gem. Thumbs up!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2023

Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 17 August 2023

Look, the food was good, the service was good, but the management was the reason I'm writing this. My group of 45 came to Costa Rica to conduct sports camps, and do some building projects. Few restaurants would work with us to give us a...good meal at a good price. However, these people worked with us and for a really good price gave us an amazing family style meal of Chicken, Steak, and Fish bites with rice and veggies. As I said, the food was great, but I recommend this place as a business you want to support!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2023

Jason, we loved having you and your troops. Everyone was great and enjoyable. Hope to have you all again next year.

Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

For starters, I paid 10 dollars for the worst piña colada I’ve ever had. It was nearly all alcohol and akin to drinking straight rum. Furthermore, it took over an hour and a half to get our food. Normally I’m the type of person to...let it go, but for the amount of time taken I expected much more effort being put into the food. My 25$ plate was essentially tasteless, and I ate it solely because by that time it was too late to go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2023

Wow! I'm really sorry you had this experience. we were short staffed for a Friday and our team the best they could. I am curious as to what you ate for your meal, as this would have been essential for training purposes. Did you mention...More

Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Very good food and delicious tropical cocktails. Definitely order a Pina Colada and a Miami Vice! Nice little gem with friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2023

Thank you for your review!!

Reviewed 29 July 2023

We had 3 meals here, one lunch and 2 dinners. The ambiance is casual (it's Costa Rica!) but the food was wonderful and so was the service. That would make it worth the trip, but the location is extra special. They face the beach so...you have a nice view at lunch. For dinner, get there before 6pm to watch the sunset!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

This beachside restaurant is a gem. We ate here several times during our stay. Franklin took wonderful care of us as did the other staff. They are all very friendly. The ceviche is the best we had, the food fresh and prepared very well. The...portions are huge. If you catch fish during your charter they will cook it up for you. Their sangria is also yummy and 2 for 1 during happy hour. Perfect place to watch the sunset.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Trina Power, Owner at The Beach House Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2023

Thank you for your great review, we really appreciate it!!

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I have never seen pets there, not sure.
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The hotel and restaurant told us it was safe enough to walk on the beach after dark. I would recommend a flashlight or using your phone's flashlight app. We weren't out super late ~back to the hotel by 8;30 or 9:00 ~ it... More
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Beach House accepts major cards, as do most restaurants in the area.
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Yes, The Beach House Bar and Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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The Beach House Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5