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Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Restaurants

El Camarón Dorado

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Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's Review

Much of the appeal of this open-air bar-restaurant whose name translates as "The Golden Shrimp" is its bougainvillea-shaded location on Brasilito's beautiful beach. Some tables are practically on the beach, with the surf lapping just yards away, making it the perfect spot for sunset drinks. The white-plastic tables and chairs are a little downscale and the food, mostly locally caught fish and seafood, is not quite up to its former standards. The house specialties include

mahimahi prepared various ways, arroz a la marinera (rice with seafood), grilled lobster, and either jumbo or the smaller pinky shrimp al ajillo (sautéed with garlic). Keep it simple and enjoy the setting, especially at sunset. If you have a reservation, a van can pick you up from Flamingo; or if you are a party of six or more, from Tamarindo hotels.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

On Brasilito Beach, 200 m north of Brasilito Plaza, Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

Phone:

/2654–4028

Updated 04/14/2014

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Nov 3, 2009

El Camarón Dorado Review

A spectacular place to enjoy the sunset! We rolled into El Camaron about an hour before sunset and took a table right where the restaurant meets the sand. The waiter immediately asked if we would like it moved onto the sand to be closer to the water. Wonderful drinks and a cigar for my husband followed. After settling in we enjoyed a beautifully presented grilled seafood platter that was overflowing with fresh fish and shellfish. We were both

full and I think the platter cost approximately $22.00 US. Many little service extras like finger bowls overflowing with fresh flowers made this a memorable experience but frankly we would have been happy with the seafood platter and the sunset.

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