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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

Updated 04/14/2014

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 owner/chef Ilario Giannoni 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.

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Restaurant Information


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

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No lunch

Updated 04/14/2014


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