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“Good but expensive”
Review of Camaron Dorado

Camaron Dorado
Ranked #14 of 27 Restaurants in Brasilito
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 9 June 2014

On the beach, live music, attentive staff, fresh fish. But it was the most expensive meal on our entire trip and we had similar experiences at other restaurants for half the price.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Extremely over priced for what you get. Is the view nice? Yes - but there are a million restaurants with views just as nice. We new we made a mistake when the tourist vans started rolling in one after another. All the local guides recommend this place because they are incentivized to do so. If you like bland pricey food and don't mind being accosted by street vendors while trying to eat - come here. Otherwise do yourself a favor and head over to Tortugas where everything is fresh or head over to Flamingo and go to Coco Loco - much better choices and better prices. FYI - tried to use credit cards and were told that the phone lines were down and we had to pay cash - we told them we would wait until the phones were working - later learned that this is a scheme used to manipulate the exchange rate that they cannot do when running a charge through your credit card company. Avoid this place!

1  Thank Sassyk-40
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We had this restaurant recommended to us by the concierge's service associated with our house rental and this restaurant did not disappoint. The food was absolutely fabulous - probably some of the best shrimp I've ever had. We were smack dab on the beach and able to dig our toes into the sand. The service was very good and what one would expect in an upscale restaurant, which can be a little surprising when you realize you are digging your toes into the sand as they bring the water bowl with flowers to wash your hands.
Oh the salad is also very good with fresh hearts of palm.

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Thank CarmodyQ
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Delicious food. Appetizers were so good I wished I hadn't ordered dinner. Servers were great, atmosphere wonderful. It isn't cheap, but you do get a lot of food. The shrimp, squid, and fish were so fresh! Loved the fact that they had a shuttle van. Would definitely go back.

Thank Beth M
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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.

Thank Alouettes13
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