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Tasty Waves Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
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El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0507
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon 10:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty Wave is just a cool, chill place to hang out. They have 2-for-1s daily and the drinks are great. We both enjoyed the "Tasty Wave", the passion fruit caipirinha and $1 shots. The tacos are good as well, although nothing out of the ordinary in my opinion. This place is all about vibe and hanging out. Worth noting it... More 

Thank Zionstorm
Gorgona, Chiriqui, Panama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We so enjoyed eating at this restaurant several times while on vacation in Puerto Viejo! The chicken fingers were amazing and the Monday night movie night was so much fun! The menu was full of delicious choices!

Thank oceansheri
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, fab atmosphere and always something going on. The owner and staff were also exceptional - definitely worth a visit

Thank SLouB44
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful food and staff! It's a friendly, funny and a great place for the family! If you end up eating here you've got to order this drink, it's called "The Ocean Eye." It's the most delicious and exotic drink! 10/10 you will not regret eating here and ordering that drink.

Thank Taylor T
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Puerto Viejo after a five hour drive from Arenal, we needed something quick and tasty. Tasty Waves Cantina did the trick, Delicious nachos, laden with all the good stuff, tacos, fries were delicious! Burritos, burgers. Just the ticket.

Thank gerripl
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at a nearby hotel for a week and ended up going three times to Tasty Waves for dinner. Lively place with music and fun atmosphere, cocktails etc. We loved it. Our kids loved it. So it was a win-win. Great burritos, great fish tacos. Friendly service. Recommended.

Thank redbike22london
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chilled, casual bar/diner (tacos, burgers, wraps, fries) - we ate here a few times, and the atmosphere was always good, with live music some nights. Good value, decent service and cold beer - what's not to like?

Thank MisterAitch
Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a quick stop at TWC to try their famous tacos promoted at foursquare but honestly I was expecting something better. Tried bot the fish and shrimps tacos and they are quite small portions of cheap (no really tasty) fish and shrimps. However good point for use homemade tortillas. Also ordered a nachos one burger that were just okay.... More 

Thank RoyCorrales
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These tacos were unique and sooooo good. The cocktails were unique too. Many of the staff spoke English so that was a plus...and we could walk there from our hotel..

Thank Jeanna G
Denver, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the cheap drinks and shots and my boyfriend can't stop talking about how much he loved the tacos - a fish taco and the new pulled pork taco. I had the fish taco, and thought it was great. Our server was super friendly, too! Wish we could have spent more time here for one of the night events...until... More 

Thank Courtney L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Tesoro Cabinas | Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 2425, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0507
Tasty Waves is more than a humble cantina in beautiful Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, it's a lifestyle. We always strive to become your "home base", giving you local advice on where to go, what sites to see and how to get the most out of your journey or vacation. Our staff is more of a family and we always want you to feel welcome in our home. For the most part it's a relaxed atmosphere but don't get me wrong, we know how to party. Tasty Tuesday has become the biggest and most anticipated party of the week and we always show you a good time, so good that we close on Wednesday to clean up the aftermath. Thursday is Trivia Night, Friday is R.E.H.A.B., Saturday is Karaoke, Sunday Funday and Monday is our Movie Night with new and classics running on our 100" projector screen. Stop in, say hi and have a shot of Guaro with us. Tasty Waves Cantina ~ Livin' the Dream

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