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“Cool & Calm & Casual”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cool & Calm Cafe

Cool & Calm Cafe
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Manzanillo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Jamaican, Costa Rican, Spanish, South American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our Story Welcome to Cool and Calm Cafe, serving the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica! Owners Chef Andy Cook Campbell and Molly Meehan are dedicated to offering the freshest ingredients with a menu inspired by traditional Caribbean cooking fused with inspirations from around the World! Andy grew up on the Talamanca Coast right here in Manzanillo where he grew, harvested, and caught much of the food he and his family cooked at home. Molly is an herbalist and farmer from the US also dedicated to incorporating natural and healthy foods into our menu, while maintaining our signature Caribbean Latin flavor. We welcome you to share the culture and positive vibes of Manzanillo! Nuestra Historia Bienvenido a Cool and Cafe, que sirve el Caribe Sur de Costa Rica! Duenos Chef Andy Cook Campbell y Molly Meehan se dedican a ofrecer los productos mas frescos con un menu inspirado en cocina caribena tradicional fundida con inspiraciones de todo el mundo! Andy se crio en la costa de Talamanca aqui en Manzanillo, donde crecio, se recogieron y cogio mucha de la comida que el y su familia cocinado en casa. Molly es un Herbalista y tambien dedicado a la incorporacion de los alimentos sanos y Naturales en nuestra Menu, mientras que el mantenimiento de Nuestra firma sabor latino Caribe. Nosotros invitamos a que comparta la cultura y Vibraciones positivas de Manzanillo!
Dominical, Costa Rica
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“Cool & Calm & Casual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

I ate at Andy's Cool & Calm twice in one week and I would have eaten there more if I had the chance. Andy's Chef Special was delicious. Andy learned to Cook from his Grandmother from Jamaica and the traditional flavors couldn't go unnoticed. If you're planning a day at Manzanilla Beach count the Cool & Calm Cafe in your plans!

  • Visited May 2014
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Little Current, Ontario
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“Best restaurant in Manzanillo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

My husband and I stayed near Manzanillo for 2 weeks in March 2014. During that time, we ate at Andy and Molly's at least 4 times. My husband had snapper each time and I switched it up between the snapper and the lobster. The food was delicious. Andy is a fabulous cook and both he and Molly make you feel as if you are their guest - not their customer. We are planning to return next March if we are able, and will definitely be at the Cool & Calm Cafe several times next year too. Bring your appetite and be prepared to enjoy funky reggae music and a relaxed atmosphere.

Visited March 2014
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Beechgrove
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Calm and Cool Cafe was one of my favorite places in Costa Rica. I ate there with a large group and everyone in the group still talks about how this was one of the best meals we had the entire trip.The atmosphere is also nice and laid back, we sat outside with a view of th beach, and afterwards went for a swim. The family that owns the cafe are primo! They treated us so kindly we didn't want to leave!

  • Visited July 2013
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“Awesome food and atmosphere. Loved this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Super cool restaurant across from the beach. Enjoy your delicious meal while listening to Reggae and visiting with the owner. I had the fish tacos which were huge! Had to eat them with a knife and fork as opposed to picking them up. My boyfriend had the Caribbean chicken, which was also great. Do yourself a favour and go here!

  • Visited April 2014
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Nelson, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Eat here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Fantastic little cafe right by the beach. Totally chill with reggae going all the time and great food! Carribean style, the seafood is all fresh of course, and the jerk chicken was great. Fish tacos are a great choice. Andy is a great cook, just go here and you will be glad you did!!

Visited March 2014
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