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Pizza, Italian, Romagna
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Absolutely loved the atmosphere and food. The staff was so kind and the food was worth the walk and price. There's also a cute little swing to take pictures on inside. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Puerto Viejo!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

I've been going to Cafe Viejo for 12 years... and the quality has always been excellent. But last night was beyond exceptional. Yes, our seafood pizza was fabulous. Yes, my favorite dish of all, Lomito Gorganzolla, was so yummy I licked the plate, but even...more wonderful was Mauricio, who treated me like a Queen, and the waitresses and waiters, each of whom greeted me and my friends warmly. I love how they remembered my name, even though I hadn't been in for a while. I also loved that the staff has changed ver little over the years. My friend from Australia was blown away by the whole experience...as was I. Thank you, Cafe Viejo, for an incredible beginning to my gastronomical experience in 2024. I will be back, you can count on that.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Simply the best sea food I've had in my life especially the lobster crab and octopus were the best.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Spinach ravioli was amazing, the Parmesan steak my husband got was delicious too. Very attentive staff and beautiful atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

After a terrible experience at another higher end restaurant in Puerto Viejo, I was so relieved to have some genuinely good food. The restaurant was not busy as we were there very early (5pm). The fish tank in the back corner was beautiful and the...whole place was very clean and the staff welcoming (but not overbearing). We started with a small plate of bruschetta and caprese salad. My partner had an amazing pasta (Penne All'Arrabbiata). I had the Pizza Sorrentina, which was also fantastic. I saw a couple of reviews on here about un-melted cheese on pizzas, and I think those people may have had the same pizza I did. The parmesan does not melt, that's normal. I only ate half of my pizza because I wanted to try their desserts and they packaged it up for me to go. I ordered an icecream cake type dessert (I cant remember what it was called) and it was great! Highly recommend. We loved our dinner so much we tried to come back the next night but sadly they were closed (Wednesday). We were leaving the next day so I did not get to go back and I still think about how much the food impressed me.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

1. Pizza was delivered cold. 2. the riders card machine didn’t work and he didn’t have any change so payed too much. 3. the conversion of colones to dollars on the bill was just wrong, which made me feel like being ripped off. Ended up...being charged 52$ for two pizzas! Ridiculous … 4. Even for in-house eating the quality of the pizza wouldn’t have justified the price in any sense.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022 via mobile

Wonderful starters excellent wait staff, we may have misstepped with our main choices; but would still highly recommend this restaurant. Open Christmas Eve late

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

The pasta carbonara is incredible!!! We had three entrees from this restaurant as well as the tiramisu. The tiramisu was excellent as well!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022

The prices are high for Costa Rica as it is an italian restaurant. So we could at least expect that the dishes were good. But the pizza were small and dry... I even wondered if it wasn't frozen pizzas !

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

Yes, this place serves pizza but it is also one of the finest Italian restaurants we have found in Costa Rica. Full menu of amazing food and a friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful staff.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

The food here is really very good, high quality and also a great selection. Fish lasagne for example isn’t always a staple of beach/tourist venues but it was excellent. Pizza very good (large) and ambience lively without being raucous. Service ok, our experience was a...bit fragmented but our 4 is many peoples 5. RecommendMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 February 2022 via mobile

Cafe Viejo has delicious food and an amazing upscale vibe. We were served a complimentary bruschetta, which was delicious. Our pasta was amazing and plentiful. The waitstaff was attentive but not intrusive. This place gets really busy so be sure to make reservations.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2021 via mobile

We were heading to Soulsurfer but it was closed… saw how crowded it was and got a table. We had an ensalada caprese (plenty to share and served w a nice spicy oil and a balsamic vinegar on the side, rosemary topped pizza crust toast,...and green olives.). We split a ‘normal’ sized pizza w Italian sausage, etc. (it’s all thin crust). Service was great, cloth napkins and nice tableware. The owner (I think) was managing everything really well! They also had pastas, steaks, and other things on the menu. And a nice waiter ran to the corner and flagged a taxi for us, too.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

We just returned from a group trip to Puerto Viejo and dined at Cafe Viejo! This main street hot spot had it all: delicious Italian food, a cool ambience, great wine and cocktails and exceptional service. Cafe Viejo was packed with people the night we...were there and yet they took care of our table promptly and professionally which is not always the case with a large group. We ordered drinks and platters of complimentary assorted bruschettas were brought to the table to start. Ron and I ordered an appetizer of assorted marinated seafood. Others in the group also ordered several appetizers and soon plates were being passed around the table for tastings because everything was so good 😋. Our entrees were delivered promptly, wine was flowing and this was a dinner we won't soon forget! We highly recommend it if you are in the area!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

We ate 4 dinners our on our group trip to Puerto Viejo from Jaco. This was everyone's favorite meal, by far. Service was spot on, food was homemade and spectacular. Prices were great. The place was packed the entire night, which says a lot with...tourism so down. Would go here again in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Cafe Viejo Restaurante Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4