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Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno

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Cafe, Costa Rican, International, Healthy
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Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 1265
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08:00 - 19:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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Greenwood, Indiana
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We both had the Congo typical breakfast and a tropical fruit shake and both were delicious! The scrambled eggs had such a silkiness about them made the so delicious. A great way to start your day! Perfecto!

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1 Thank Chip M
Seattle
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice while staying at Pacifico, once for breakfast and once for lunch. Both meals were very good - love the fresh ingredients and the yummy coffee and iced tea! The cafe is clean, the staff very friendly and provide good service, the prices reasonable. As a bonus there is a lovely gift shop.

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1 Thank GrnidgrlSeattle
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owners, the staff, the food, the items to purchase....consistently excellent...I've been coming here now the past 4 years!!!

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1 Thank blaisebettencourt
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Happy to hear this!! Thank you for your time to write the review and thank you so much for coming back!! Hope to keep seeing you for the next 4 years and the next and the next :o) !!! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Soul food served fresh with a smile! This was our favorite place to begin every day. Whether it was banana pancakes or traditional Pinto Gallo, everything was delicious. We also enjoyed several afternoons there relaxing with exquisite coffee and tantalizing desserts. Everything is made right there with local ingredients! The gift shop offers beauty and charm in all kinds of... More 

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1 Thank SiriusPutsch
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Thank you for your loving and touching words!!! You have no idea what it means to us!!! We are grateful for your time and your feedback! We are a family-owned business and you just described what we eagerly try to achieve every minute of every day!! It really means a lot to us!! Hope you enjoyed your visit in Costa... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We ordered the vegetarian omelette and fresh fruit plate for breakfast. Both were great fruit was amazing with fresh pineapple banana and papaya. Definitely will go again

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Thank Marian S
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We will be happy to have you again in our store!!! Thank you for your comment! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had three meals at the Congo. Great local food. Great breakfast with bean and rice, cheese,and etc. Staff is very friendly. Gift shop has local artist items. Upscale items.

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Thank Tmance
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

So happy to have your review about your store!! We appreciate your time in doing so! More 

Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a very good coffee shop. You can always feel comfortable meeting people here and know the special coffees are prepared properly. Very good breakfast and great gallo pinto, unusual selection of sandwiches and salads, which are very good. This is combined with probably the best curio shop in the area.. Very high quality curios, art, close and costume... More 

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Thank 2holysneakers
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We value your feedback and taking your time to share your thoughts about our store and coffee shop!! More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This unique café has some very interesting local art work with clothing and other Costa Rican art for sale in the shop. A good place to have a nice breakfast and visit with friends.

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Thank Joet6192
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Hope to see you again soon! We are thankful for sharing your experience at Congo!! More 

Santa Monica
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went there because we stayed at one of our time share. In October most of restaurants are closed for renovation so there were so many places to go for breakfast. Their food is nothing special just ok. You smelled like food after you eat there because lack of ventilation.

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Thank auntiePen
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

We appreciate your time to provide your feedback. We welcome our customers' comments!! Breakfast and lunch is our busiest moment and we regret your experience was not as great as others... Please feel free to contact me at info@costaricacongo.com. More 

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The women who run the café are so sweet... service, food, and coffee are all amazing. I recommend any of the coffee drinks/smoothies. Will definitely be back there soon :)

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Thank arielpaigem
CongoAdmin, Manager at Congo Cafe, Arte & Diseno, responded to this review

Love to have you back!! Thank you for your time to write this review!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$13
Cuisine
Cafe, Costa Rican, International, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 19:00
Friday
08:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacifico's Retail Village | Guanacaste, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1265
Description
Where art meets fine eating, Congo coffee, art & design Costa Rica opens from 8am until 8pm Monday thru Saturday, Sunday from 8am until 6pm. Everything is made locally with fresh ingredients bringing you great coffee selections, healthy salads, sandwiches, desserts and much more. Come and join us, we are the meeting place of Costa Rican traditions, great food, art and design.

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