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“Not going back”
Review of La Vela Latina - CLOSED

La Vela Latina
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Costa Rican, Central American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not going back”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

First restaurant that we went to when we landed. The food is pretty much American, but very over priced, a hot dog cost about 7 dollars and the beer cost more then the other places in town.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank robs1964
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English first
Napa Valley, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place but takes a long time to get service”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The staff (young female tica is the best server!) but she's not always there, but if she is there it's a great experience. We ate here a couple of times because it's very nice atmosphere and the food is good. The second time though it took over an hour to get our food and over a half an hour to get our check. The drinks for happy hour are excellent (2 for 1). If you are very patient (which is a must when traveling!!) you will enjoy this place. The view of the ocean is priceless!!

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank alir136
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New London, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Friendliest, Tastiest, & Most Accommodating”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Great sushi & amazing location right on the beach. Servers were friendly & drinks were tasty. We caught a tuna and, after checking with numerous restaurants & bars, this one was the only one interested in filleting & preparing the fish for us (for 4,000 colones). The tuna was small but perfect for four & we each ordered our own sides (another 4,000 colones/pp). Tan rico!

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank MyAmyfromMiami
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Food and Ambiance”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We went here two nights in a row since we had such great food the first night. We ordered a shrimp dish which had eight giant shrimps and prepared with a wonderful sweet chili sauce. The other dish we thoroughly enjoyed was Shrimp Pad Thai.
We were right on the beach so the view and experience was great.

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank hlew123
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Hilliard, Ohio
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great view!”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Not only is the food wonderful here, but the view of the ocean and Playa Samara can't be beat. You can sit on the beach under an enormous tree and enjoy the breeze or stop for a bite before going back in for the great waves. Fair warning- the food is made while you wait, so it may take a bit to get. But it's worth it- super wonderful vegetarian options as well!

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