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el gusto de la vida

Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0707
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (7 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
“antipasti” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We went here for dinner and were impressed with the food and their excellent service. It is a smaller intimate place with interesting decor in a little plaza next to Coconutz off the main street. I had been wanting lasagna which I could not find...More

Thank puestadelsol92
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My friend and i were looking for the place to have something to eat and at the end we decided to walk looking for some good options. after 20 minutes walking, right behind the building really hidden we saw El gusto de la vida. it...More

Thank Gerardo L
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This intimate restaurant is located in a courtyard off of a main street. We chose to sit outdoors and enjoy the ambiance under the night skies, subtly lit with twinkling lights however, air condiitioned seating is available indoors. Great variety of choices on the menu...More

1  Thank ge0rgieb0
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The location is in the shopping plaza on the left side of Coconutz. I had the chicken parmesan and my girlfriend had the alfredo. Both of our meals were fantastic. The tiramisu was the best I've ever had. Gratuity isn't included in the menu price...More

1  Thank hookahhead
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

New Italian restaurant tucked away in a quiet courtyard just off the busy main street. Dinner price includes fresh bread and antipasto bar. Delicious food, big portions, attentive service. We spent less than $50 US, including a glass of wine.

1  Thank sleigher48
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We came to lunch and left absolutely satisfied. Amazing food, the owners were really friendly and the place was great all around! An easy recomendation to anyone who'd like italian food in Papagayo Peninsula.

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We arrived without a reservation, and they gladly accommodated us. Very Interesting salad bar-not the usual lettuce and tomatoes. Pasta was wonderful and very generous; we will be returning again before we leave CR.

Thank mimib98
Reviewed 28 January 2017

A group of ladies made a lunch reservation but unfortunately most of them did not show. In spite of this the staff,who opened early to accommodate us were welcoming and professional. the food was excellent and affordable. There is a lovely vegetable bar that was...More

Thank KathyGrey2015
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Meals are large and can easily be shared, the fresh bread is fantastic, they will accommodate with butter and additions to the meal. Small outside patio or indoors with A/C.

Thank sharonlang
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Service Was very good Waiter was attentive. We enjoyed an early Dinner, I love pasta and this was fantastic, the best I have had. My husband had Chicken Parm, and it melted in your mouth. It Was reasonable Priced. Only negative is Air Conditioning it...More

Thank Tobermory_12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle la Chorrera, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 0707
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