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“Never heard a bad word about the hamburgers here”

The Point Sports Bar & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Point...A different kind of Sports Bar.Sure we have sports on all (7) of our T.V's all the time...and sure we have hot wings and (U.S.D.A. beef) burgers...and sure we have ice cold beer and micro brew on tap, but did you know that we have local Caribbean cuisine made by the best chef south of Nicaragua?  Check out our open air restaurant/bar located on Black Beach, steps to the Caribbean Sea. A local hangout where tourists and locals come together to have a good ol' time.  So on your next visit to Puerto Viejo, top on by and say hi ya'll (before Paradise, we lived in New Orleans).  We will keep a seat warm, a cold beer, your favorite game on, and a fun time waiting for you!
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Lunch at “The Point” May 3, 2014
It was afternoon on a beautiful day in Puerto Viejo. I found a cool spot at the entry to Puerto Viejo next to the Caribbean Sea to have lunch. The restaurant features U.S.A. Style “bar food” not usually available at the Tico sodas. It is reminiscent of a “TGI Fridays”.

There are satellite screen TV’s with sports channels on inside. The restaurant attracts “Gringo” (mostly North American) guests. While waiting to be served, I heard one Tico family coming to use the beach grumbled angrily about the restaurant being in the “public zone.” The first fifty meters of property landward from the sea is supposed to be undeveloped and un-altered, but the laws are notably lax in this part of Costa Rica.

Outside dining was under a Beach Almond Tree. The waiter was young, good looking well-mannered and professional. He took my drink order promptly, brought the menu and helped me decide between the chicken taco and the hamburger. I personally would have enjoyed the presence of a host with personality!

He (and most everybody else) recommended the hamburger. It WAS a good hamburger! The price was a little high for the back-packers set…hamburger and french-fries and a non-alcohol beer (tax and tip included) came to $15.50 USD.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

My husband and I were introduced by a friend to try The Point Sports bar & Grill and we just can't
stop going back. We first tried the hamburgers and they were so delicious and cooked to perfection,
we then tried the ceviche,the chifrijo. Their sushi on Mondays is to die for it is so different from your
regular sushi and so innovated with abundance of flavors.
We also love the craft beer on tap.The service is very good.

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1  Thank merlyn209
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Great staff and even better food. Best place in town to watch sports of any kind. Top notch burgers and the only place around to get craft beer from Costa Rica on tap. Right on the beach to watch great sunsets while you eat. I will miss this place a lot when I leave.

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Thank Wylie M
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We came here twice because this was the only place we could watch the NCAA tourney (in English). Kids liked the burgers and fries. I tried the chicken skewers that were on special one night ($2/skewer) with some rice and beans and they were excellent. Micro brews were very tasty but a bit expensive (about $5/draft). The Point sits right on Playa Negra with outdoor or indoor seating.

1  Thank dken2014
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We were so glad to see they served american beef and had craft beers on tap. We've been in Costa Rica for several months, and never could adjust to the un-aged beef and watery beers.

We had, of course, the burgers. Really nice. The onion rings were excellent, and the prices better than a burger in San José. The setting was right on the beach. The road was a little loud, but not enough to detract from the good food and view.

The owner, a Canadian, was very nice and helpful. Definitely would recommend this place.

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Thank pioneeraa
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