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“Can't beat the view and fresh fish” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Casita del Pescado

La Casita del Pescado
Ranked #13 of 26 Restaurants in Brasilito
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Glen Arbor, Michigan
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Can't beat the view and fresh fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Superb location smack on the beach. Food was fresh and friendly service. Fun to watch locals play a pick up game of soccer too! Order the whole snapper if it's the special.

Visited April 2014
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Thank sbeia
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“cold beer, great view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

we were walking the beach and could not resist the beachside tables. Roger was very friendly and prompt with our beers and 2 appetizers. Nothing fancy, the beers were cold, the view excellent. Price was high resort pricing, not casual beach bar price. And he did make it clear the bill didn't include the tip. Bathroom was fine for a guy, but not for a gal. Did I mention the view?

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Luckydog12341378
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minneapolis, MN
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great location on the beach, but prices are a bit $$ for what you get”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We were walking by and this place had tables right on the beach, so decided to stop, and did so prior to reading reviews, which had I read them first, I would not have gone, but we did not have a bad experience as some, but was definitely not top notch either. Our servers were very attentive and we both ordered the fish of the day maui Maui. The price was about $16+US which they said meal came with salad and potato, so we thought it sounded ok, however when arrived the salad was a small salad on our plate with the fish and the potato, was French fries, so we were a bit disappointed by that and the fish was thin slice and not a "full filet" but flavor was good. When the bill came, as other shared, this was the only place who said tip was not included in, which we thought was a bit odd too.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank northshoregirl1
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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“GREAT LOCATION ON BEACH”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

Traveled down to Brasilito one day from our resort in Playa Flamingo to do some souvenir shopping. Decided to stop here afterwards to take a break & get something to drink. I can't really complete a detailed review of the food because we weren't really hungry at the time but decided to order & share an order of nachos with guacamole & salsa. Having said that, my review is mainly based on value, service & atmosphere. I did enjoy the nachos but thought there should of been more chips on the plate to accommodate the larger serving of guacamole/salsa, just seemed a little off balance.

A very friendly gentleman was our server, took our pictures with our cameras without even being asked & was nice enough to call us a cab afterwards for our ride back to Playa Flamingo. We each had 2 drinks a piece & with the order of nachos, came to about $30 US. A little steep I thought for what we had...nonetheless, we still enjoyed ourselves relaxing on the beach & taking in the view on a beautiful day.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank burnsyislandgirl
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Food ok, hustle was not”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

The Lonely Planet review was good, but our experience was not. The place is a typical beach side restaurant straddling the Brasilito beach road. The food was ok and the service was fast. Minutes into the meal I became suspicious of Kevin's motives. The bill was higher than my own tally and he was one of the rare waiters in Costa Rica to explicitly ask for a tip. I did agree to the amount of change expected which included a moderate tip because he put a lot of energy into waiting on us. He returned with less than we agreed on and quickly disappeared. We decided that the amount was not worth pursuing, but agreed that it would be best to warn people of this restaurant through a review. After this experience and reading reviews I understand that Kevin's greedy behavior is typical.

The entire experience was more typical of a street hustle that you experience in places that prey our travelers and tourists.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Gerald H
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