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“Great local food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Camaron Dorado

Camaron Dorado
Ranked #12 of 26 Restaurants in Brasilito
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican, Latin, South American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great local food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

We were recommended the Camaron Dorado by our hotel concierge. After a morning spent at Playa Conchal, we decided to make our way back to this restaurant in Brasilito and give it a try. The tables were not only beachfront, they were ON the beach sand. We all thought the location was wonderful. Is it fancy? No. Overall it is a simple local restaurant full of local charm. Previous reviews spoke of it being tourist-y. I thought the contrary. We were approached by mariachis, but quickly dismissed them without a complaint, and went back to listening to the waves. In fact most tables were full of local families (we were there on a Sunday afternoon). Now, the food - the casado plate was great and the fish was the BEST piece of fish we ate in Costa Rica. Absolutely perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. Some reviews say it was over-priced. We paid less for our casado plates than we did at any other local restaurants. I can't speak for the specialty seafood plates. If you are in Conchal, Brasilito or Playa Flamingo, looking for simple restaurant experience with a view of the ocean that can't be beat and great Costa Rican food, this is it.

Visited March 2014
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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great View...even better food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Staying in Playa Flamingo we were planning to head into Brasillito for dinner. We wanted to catch the sunset during dinner. We drove by Camaron Dorado and once we spotted this little gem we decided to turn around....so glad we did!!

Drinks: Pina Colada comes out in a actual pineapple made with all fresh ingredients, one of the best pina coladas I have EVER had and I love pina coladas

View: Right on the beach, sunset was amazing

Service: Above amazing! Before your meal is served they bring out a fresh water bowl with flowers for your to rinse your hands in and then again after dinner with lime and cucumber. The server was extremely friendly and gave us recommendations on the best way for the lobster and shrimp we were craving to be cooked. We speak spanish but all the waiters spoke really good english. The next day we returned with our fresh catch from our fishing trip and the same waiter that we had the night before was there.....he remembered both our names and had the chef season and cook our black tuna to perfection.

Food: We tried the garlic shrimp and lobster and the chicken casado.
Everything was super fresh and delicious!
*If you decide to go on a fishing trip and catch fish they will cook it for you at a very small fee

Prices: Tourist prices

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carrboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Fair food - great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We ate at this restaurant 8 years ago and then again last month. The location is great with tables set right on the sand sitting under a large permanent tent structure and overlooking Brasilito Beach.

There are a few trademark service features at the restaurant. They'll bring a bowl of water with flowers in it to the table for you to wash before your meal. Overall, service is good.

But the food is overall average, with some interesting interpretations of dishes. And in general, the food is slightly expensive.

Visited February 2014
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Bilbao, Spain
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100 reviews
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“Great Plan: Sunbathing at Playa Conchal and Eating at Camarón Dorado !!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

The "Camarón Dorado" is a great, or best to put it "the", choice if you are visiting Playa Conchal and/or Playa Brasilito.
The food is reallly fresh and well cooked. On top of this, the service is above the avarage in the Guanacaste area.
Don´t miss it !!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Mindemoya, Canada
2 reviews
“Fresh lobster”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Although we were all hungry for lobster, the server sadly informed us they were out of it that night. However, he promptly pulled out his cell phone and began calling around to find us lobster. After three calls he finally located lobster for the four of us who wanted it. What great service we received! At the beginning of the meal, the server passed a finger bowl full of water and blossoms, then he followed up with a personal hand-drying service. At the end of the meal, all the women, including the little girls in the group, got blossoms for our hair. Truly excellent service!

Visited February 2014
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