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Tasty Waves Cantina

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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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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon 10:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty waves Tuesday night party was a blast, we met people from all over the world during our vacation!! Tacos were excellent and staff was very friendly!!

Thank heatherlayton
Whissendine, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a surf shack which could have been transplanted from California. Although not a sophisticated place, the food is excellent, made freshly to order and is of a good quality. Much of what they serve is made in the kitchen. The staff seem predominantly American and give a great level of service. They were very helpful with Gluten Free... More 

Thank Dr_John_Poyser_4952
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's right across the street from Playa Cocles (the best beach in the area). Good place to relax for drinks and food. Tuesday's they have buy one taco get one free. It's reasonably priced (2Mil for a taco(4$usd)) and 4Mil (8$) for a burrito. The drinks are inexpensive as well ... the vibe there is very nice! English and Spanish... More 

Thank AJ B
Fish Camp, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic tacos, homemade corn chips and guacamole to die for. What a great place across from a beautiful costa rican beach......Pura Vida!!!

Thank Jeb M
Haskell, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped here on a Sunday. Owner and staff were all friendly and made us feel very welcome. They had football on the big screen, brought us some very delicious tacos. Sunday is all day happy hour so when you buy a taco you get a beer for $1. Thanks for a great meal!

Thank Daniel K
Jackson, Michigan
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112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A little taste of Caribbean heaven along Playa Cocles! Chillaxin' vibe, friendly service, and the tastiest tacos south of Mexico! Freshly made tortillas piled high with seasoned chicken (or beef), pico de gallo, lettuce and sour cream - two are perfect for a meal!! A couple of tacos and a cold beverage will cost about $10. The original artwork painted... More 

Thank Christine S
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Best Chicken wings I ever had , they have happy hours and 2x1 promotions , the service is fast and good ! You have the beach right in front of you and the staff is super friendly. We visited many places and we ate in a lot of bars and restaurants and this was our favorite of them all. is... More 

Thank Jomotto1
Davenport, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I happened upon Tasty Waves on a Sunday night after seeing on Trip Advisor that it was the highest rated restaurant near us that was currently open. We're glad we stopped by. The tacos were delicious and both the guests and the staff there were really nice. We were also pleased to find out that mixed drinks... More 

1 Thank JoelR71
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This place was so good I had to go twice... the price is good for the quality of the food. The beer is cheap. And the place is nice. Not fancy but good to enjoy an afternoon beer. Only cash!

Thank Kenneth C
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great place to visit Costa Rica while living in the USA. Not much else to mention. Hard to come up with the required one hundred words. American menu.

Thank skoehler

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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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?