Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Restaurants

La Pecora Nera

  • 3 km (2 miles) southeast of town at Playa Cocles Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Italian
  • Fodor's Choice

Fodor's Review

Though the name means "black sheep" in Italian, there's nothing shameful about this thatch-roof roadside restaurant. There's always a lot more to choose from than you'll see on the sparse-looking menu. Wait for the owner-chef to come out of the kitchen and triumphantly announce—with flair worthy of an Italian opera—which additional light Tuscan entrées, appetizers, and desserts they've concocted that day. Be prepared for a long, leisurely dining experience with attentive service. It's worth the wait; this is one of the country's top Italian restaurants.

Restaurant Information

Address:

3 km (2 miles) southeast of town at Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, 70403, Costa Rica

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Phone:

/2750–0490

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No lunch

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