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Picante Restaurant and Bar

££ - £££, , Seafood
at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0109
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
“ceviche” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Picante is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of Playa del Coco. Service is 10 times better than you will get at Father Rooster and you will pay far less. Give it a try. We will be back

Thank ScubaGal38
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stayed at Bahia Pez Vela resort and enjoyed our first meal at Picante the afternoon we arrived and checked in. The food was delicious, the beer was cold, the service was awesome (Cesar is the best!), and the view is outstanding! During our week...More

Thank MINIgirlPA
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Nice restaurant, quiet, in front of a nice quiet beach. The food was good as well as the fruit shakes and lemonades.

Thank Zima23
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Though it is quite a drive from Coco (not in distance) - narrow roads, though paved, it is a bit of a challenge a night to make the drive but WORTH IT. The atmosphere is so tranquil - casual but not too rustic. The food...More

Thank 2013LindaCR
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We found Picante by following the signs by our hotel while looking for a place to eat nearby. The road to this restaurant (also a hotel) is wind and conditions may vary on time of year, but with 4 wheel drive we had no problem...More

Thank SocioKathy
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

There is a gorgeous beach, a wonderful pool, a great bar, and kitchen. The 4 of us had a very nice time. We had fish tacos which were fabulous. Plus, the bottled Imperial Light beer was freezing cold. I highly recommend this place. Its very...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was located on the resort property of which we were staying. It was quite convenient to be able to just walk over instead of taking a taxi to town. They can even deliver to the villas at Bahia Pez Vela. The food and...More

Thank GotHiway
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Picante is located at Bihia Pez Vela, next to Ocotal. It is a beautiful place, with great wait staff. This is a place you can always feel confortable. It overlooks one of small pretty beaches in the area. The food is good and the drinks...More

Thank 2holysneakers
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Don't let the signs fool you, this is a nice place with a beautiful view and completely worth the drive. Waitstaff wasn't as friendly as other area restaurants but the food was good and got to see whales breaking the water surface from out table....More

Thank betIhavebeenthere
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stayed five nights at the Bahia Pez Resort and ate twice at Picante. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable with a beautiful view of the bay. We ordered the Sea Bass, Mahi Mahi and fish tacos, which were all excellent. (Kids had chicken strips...More

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patricia b
13 January 2015|
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Response from AKRM | Reviewed this property |
The dress code is casual as the restaurant is next to the pool. I have seen people dressed formally and others in very casual outfits.The hours are noon to 9:00 but if there are lots of customers they will stay open a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: at the Bahia Pez Vela Resort, Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 0109
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