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Las Caracolas

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| Del cruce de playa Carmen 1 km carretera hacia Malpais, Mal Pais 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2640 0525
11:30 - 20:30
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Sat - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family went there twice in one day. i love ceviche and order it often. Theirs was the best I ever had. I also had curried shrimp and it was good but it tasted more like BBQ. Would definetly go again when we are staying at the Buenos Aires hotel with Flo and Javier.

Thank idaWINTER
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic food and drinks with a beautiful view! We came to Caracolas a few times, and have always had a great experience! Special thanks to Jose and Kendall! :)

Thank Anna K
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing, calm and relaxing. The food is wonderful. Great for lunch or a chill dinner. The mango shrimp was delicious.

Thank klfieunc
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing with a perfect ocean view and beautiful sunset view. Ask for Atonio, he was an amazing server! The hamburger was not that good but everything else is delicious.

Thank ralphdawg007
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this soda; the food is full of flavour, the staff really attentive (at Costa Rican speed ;)), and the setting is breathtaking. I would totally recommend stopping by for lunch or drinks & food at sunset.

Thank Amber M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant. It has great views as it is right on the beach. The service was great. When we asked the locals where they went for the best ceviche in town, they recommended Las Caracolas. It was a great recommendation and I would recommend it as well. We went there twice on our last trip!

Thank AbeytaTade
Palatine, Illinois
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the outdoor experience and the food was excellent. In the evening we even heard howler monkeys during our dinner.

Thank Great_Lakes_Gary
Sebastopol, California
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best views in Mal Pais. The staff was very friendly and the food was very good! The best part has the best sunset in Mal Pais. Good sea food, good prices!

Thank ricardofr
Millbrook, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Best place in Mal Pais to see the ocean. good location. Food? not so much! ordered fish tacos - they were uncooked and not edible. Sent them back (no apologies from waiter - we speak Spanish so that was not the issue). They were returned, but still not properly cooked. We were a party of five and others had OK... More 

Thank Jill S
Costa Rica
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

My husband and I love this place, we got married here and always try to go back for good food and memories. You can't go wrong with Caracolas, and I definitely recommend their tropical ceviche. Just lovely!

Thank Ana P

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 08:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Del cruce de playa Carmen 1 km carretera hacia Malpais, Mal Pais 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Mal Pais
  • Phone Number: +506 2640 0525

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