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Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill

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Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
+506 2670 1246
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Pennsylvania
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very popular location. We had to wait about 30 minutes for a table, but the photos I got of the sunset sure made that wait worth it. Food was tasty and had good portion sizes. i had the fish and chips. Both were very fresh and tasty. Lots of great seating and a live band to boot.... More 

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Thank Bily_Bob
Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Bily Bob! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our little restaurant. Please come back again soon! More 

Kincardine, Canada
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have to say again - yummy seafood soup. So sorry we didn't take a photo of the presentation - unbelievable! Tried breadfruit for the first time. Local brew was good. Friendly staff, great beachfront location. Resident cat was a nice touch.

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Minneapolis, MN
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We returned to this place - our last visit was over 14 years ago. What an improvement!! I highly recommend this restaurant bar. The staff was courteous, the setting was charming (outdoor patio under beautiful trees with twinkling lights strung...) AND right on the beach where you can wander if you need to wait for a table. When we went... More 

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Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you Chickyrama! My name is Steve. My wife Christine and I own the restaurant. You and I may have met 14 years ago. We are very happy that you enjoyed the improvements to the place. We worked hard to keep the beach shack appeal, but, upped the food and beverage substantially when we brought in a chef from the... More 

Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and decent food. You can sit outside right on the beach. They had live music the night we were there too.

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place and would recommend it to anyone traveling to the Coco Beach area. The beach is quiet and the food is wonderful!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steps away from the beach, and very convenient to area condos. Great food and friendly wait staff, just understand they are not in a hurry (food takes awhile to come out). Relax and enjoy the outdoor area. Great for couples or families.

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is wonderfully located as it allows you to savor wonderful casual food while relaxing out your life as you enjoy the small but exquisite Ocotal bay. The service as very good and the menu offers a nice variety. Have a drink, go to the beach or simply do nothing! Kids love it.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the beach at Ocotal with iguanas running around and the ocean directly in front of you. Food was good as were beer and cocktails.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This became our local hangout. The food was good, especially anything with fish and the tropical drinks were amazing. The atmosphere is wonderful, right on the beach. By far the best though was the staff and manager. They were all so friendly and we got to know them from our frequent visits. Luis was the best - make sure we... More 

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Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the wonderful review Jeanineronning! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Father Rooster--especially our awesome staff. I always say that if customers take the time to try to get to know the locals, they have a much better vacation and service levels in all establishments improve. Thank you very much for your... More 

Coquitlam, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill for our last dinner before heading home. We arrived just before sunset and had a gorgeous view of the ocean and boats. Drinks were delicious and the food outstanding. Excellent service and reasonable prices.

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Steve G, Owner at Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you Anntruss for your business and your feedback. Travel safe and come back to Costa Rica soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Ocotal Beach | 3km South of Playa del Coco on the paved road. Enter the gate of Ocotal and tell the guard Father Rooster., Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica (Formerly Father Rooster's)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Ocotal
  • Phone Number: +506 2670 1246
Description
Father Rooster is the premier beachfront bar & restaurant on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The location and scenery combined with top quality (yet very simple) food and our famous frozen drinks makes Father Rooster a must see on your next visit to Costa Rica. This is the place where the locals and tourists sit side by side sipping cocktails, eating fresh Mahi-mahi and Tuna and watching the sunset over the Pacific. This is the place where Hemmingway would have hung his hat and the place that Buffet would write songs about. Its the place that you have been looking for all of your life... Come on in, and enjoy!

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