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Tasty Waves Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican
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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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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great local bar feeling with every day having a different theme. The staff is awesome. A great place to always stop by and say hello

Thank LiminTime
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped in here while visiting CR. Our 2 kids (ages 8 & 7) both liked the burgers and fries and it was a nice 'taste of home'. It was a relaxing place to stop - conveniently located along hwy 256, as we were on our way in to Puerto Viejo for some groceries. The view of... More 

Thank Matthew M
Richmond Hill, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

2 for 1 tacos on Tuesdays for lunch. Tried spicy shrimp, pulled pork and beef tacos. All were very good. Tuesday nights (we didn't attend) are party nights.

Thank mwking
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We first went for the two for 1 tacos on Tuesday and came back on Friday for other food and drinks. Great food and drinks, reasonable prices, friendly atmosphere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Tasty Waves for lunch one day. The tacos were pretty tasty. Decent beer and drink selection. They play outdoor movies on certain days and sometimes have a small bonfire in front of the restaurant. Friendly staff. Cash only.

Thank Franky F
Sherwood Park, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys make the best passion fruit margaritas and delicious corn tortillas. They have happy hour specials throughout the week. Good stuff!

Thank Cathy S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, easy food, very good. Staff was excellent 😎 After the beach this is the place to visit and relax with friends an other. Good music also!!

Thank Mikael N
Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty waves is a good spot near playa Cocles, Tuesdays are tacos days with a special offer and the tacos are really good! We have been several times here and the staff has always been really nice. You can have a good quiet afternoon there or a big happy party with live music or karaoke at night. A true place... More 

Thank flapie2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tasty waves .....well you realy have to come by and visit / experience this place with these great people,the awesome vibe,the yummy tacos and the best passionfruit caipi !!! by your own. eating, danceing,playing games or just beeing with a cool beer. EVERYTHING is possible @ tasty waves

Thank Julia K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People like dogs in Costa Rica, especially the expats. The people at Tasty Waves are no different. When we arrived there, a couple of dogs were barking and fighting on the terrace. But nobody seemed to care. We did. It's not nice to arrive at a restaurant and get scared off by fighting dogs, especially when you're with children. We... More 

Thank flyguy68

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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
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, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?