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Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Restaurants

Café Viejo

  • Across from ATEC Map It
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  • Italian

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

This is the hot place to see and be seen on Puerto Viejo's main drag. The owners learned to cook at the knee of their Italian grandmother back in Rimini, and have concocted a menu, several pages long, of pizzas and handmade pastas. Recorded reggae and mambo music bops in the background.

Restaurant Information


Across from ATEC, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, 70403, Costa Rica

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Tues. No lunch

Updated 04/14/2014


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By jabfair

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Oct 23, 2007

Great Food, Great Atmosphere

Best restaurant in Puerto Viejo! We were in town for five nights and ate at this place for 4 of those 5 nights. Restaurant is located on a busy corner in the middle of town. Great mixture of locals and tourists. HUGE pizza menu. Best Italian food I have had in a long time (and I've been to Italy) right in basically the middle of no-where. Can't wait to get back. Great, fun open air bar as well. Go watch a soccer game. The locals crowd on

the street and in the bar to watch games. It's great.

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By Sonia

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Jun 14, 2006

Great Food good location

This really is the place to see and be seen. It seems like the greeting place for the locals. The food is excellent. Service is good. Local street vendors set up shop here so you can shop and eat at the same time. How great is that?

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