Brasilito Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Brasilito

January 21, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Discover the best restaurant in Brasilito, Costa Rica including Angelina's Restaurant & Bar, Papaya, Camaron Dorado, The Shack Restaurant and Bar, PUNTO TRANQUILO, Soda Y Restaurante El Estero Azul, Don Brasilitos, La Casita del Pescado, El Forno, Marie's Restaurant
Things to do in Brasilito

1. Angelina's Restaurant & Bar

2nd Floor, Centro Commercial, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$275 +506 2654 4839
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 512 reviews

Angelina's Restaurant & Bar

Angelina's is a fine dining restaurant situated near the crescent-shaped shores of Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. Since 2008, we have been serving locals and visitors of the Playa Flamingo area. We pride ourselves on our attentive service, our globally inspired locally sourced cuisine, and our unique open-air dining room that inspires us every day. Our food is authentic, fresh, and inspired by the bounty of the northwest coastal Guanacaste region. Named after our beloved grandmother, Angelina's represents her Italian roots and heartfelt dedication to her family. We welcome you into ours!

Reviewed By krsthom - Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a very nice, upscale restaurant and the wonderful staff make it even more special as they have a focus on customer appreciation that is second to none! I had the Flamingo arugula salad & grilled shrimp which was delicious and my husband had the catch of the day which was Mahi-Mahi & crisp romaine salad which he thought was very tasty! Along with drinks and the relaxed atmosphere we had a lovely time at Angelina's and will be back next time we are in here!

2. Papaya

200 Metros Sur Del Puente | Conchal Hotel, Brasilito 50308, Costa Rica Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$39 - HK$235 +506 2654 9125
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 346 reviews

Papaya

Informal dining in a beautiful relaxed environment. Serving super fresh seafood, steaks and vegetarian options. Live dinner music through high season Tuesdays and Saturdays. Breakfast and dinner specials daily (best value in town!) and Happy Hour with signature cocktails and local beers 2x1 Chef Hilda Rodriguez creates signature dishes including cocounut Mahi-Mahi, lobster with mango chili salsa, fresh seared sesame-crust tuna, Thai style coconut curries, and our famous Surf 'n' Surf. We highly recommend Reservations in high season.

Reviewed By Troutish - Vermont

Great atmosphere and better food! A troubadour, Darin Talbot, was playing during dinner. Very mellow, easy listening that added to the experience. Often, dinner music is too loud and makes conversation difficult...not so with Darin. Really created a pleasant experience. Waitstaff was very friendly and the food was to die for. Similar to Anders in quality of food but much less expensive. Will go back again!

3. Camaron Dorado

Playa Brasilito, Brasilito, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar Latin, Seafood, Costa Rican, Central American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +506 2654 4028
Excellent
36%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
10%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 236 reviews

Camaron Dorado

Reviewed By Australopithecus1952 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Cameron Dorado (aka the Goilden Shrimp) is a rustic seafood restaurant right on the beach at Playa Conchal. It is nothing fancy, just plastic tables and chairs sitting right in the san, but the fish is very fresh and very, very good. If you are staying at the Westin all-inclusive it is about an 18 minute walk north along the beach or you can get a shuttle both ways for free. Recommended are the ceviches and, in particular, the whole Red Snapper, which comes with shrimp, mussels and vegetables and easily feeds two. We "discovered" this place four years ago and loved it. We saw some comments here suggesting that it had gone downhill but we would have to disagree. The bad reviews were from 2016 and 2017, so maybe any slippage was corrected. The other complaints we saw were about high prices, but I didn't find them to be outrageos, a bit touristy perhaps. Servive was swift and friendly. They accept Colones, US dollars and plastic.

4. The Shack Restaurant and Bar

2009 Highway 911, Surfside | Between Flamingo Adventures and Panache, Playa Potrero 55215, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Central American, American, Bar, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks HK$24 - HK$94 +506 2654 6038
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 467 reviews

The Shack Restaurant and Bar

Nos alegra ofrecer comida típico de Costa Rica y los Estados Unidos, cafe caliente, cerveza fría, música en vivo cada jueves, y espacio afuera para disfrutar a la naturaleza. Estamos un restaurante de la comunidad! Vengan para compartir comida rica y relajen un rato con sus amigos aquí. Nos avisa que la hora de cerrar (9:30pm) es solamente para la cocina... El bar queda abierto hasta ustedes no quieren mas guaro! * * * * * * * * * We're happy to offer typical Costa Rican and American dishes, hot coffee, cold beer, live music every Thursday, and an outdoor space to enjoy the natural environment. We're a community restaurant! Come to share a great meal and relax for a while with your friends. Please note that the closing hour listed (9:30pm) is for the kitchen only... The bar is open until you don't want any more guaro!

Reviewed By Diana P - NYC

Really cute breakfast place...outdoor "Shack" on the side of the road-picnic tables, shade, intimate and clean
Owner is an expat-from Boston. Super interesting guy
Food is delicious! *One of the best breakfast joints in Playa Potrero
(also Perlas Pub does a great breakfast!)
Typical breakfast fare, eggs, pancakes etc...but all high quality ingredients and home made
GLUTEN FREE, VEGAN and VEGETARIAN!!
GF pancakes are SOOOOO good! We splurged and added chocolate chips and bananas
Coffee is serve yourself
They close around 2PM ish (2:30?)
So if you go later in the day for brunch, they don't make a new pot of coffee at 1PM since they'll be closing soon
Good stuff.
Go there
Doug the iguana is well fed with the red flowers from the trees by the owner -cute!

5. PUNTO TRANQUILO

200 meters right road to Tamarindo, Huacas, Tamarindo 51104, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Spanish, South American Dinner, Lunch HK$39 - HK$157 +506 2653 8356
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

PUNTO TRANQUILO

Reviewed By Gerald M

Punto Tranquillo (PT) started by a pillar of the community, Michael, has changed hands a few times but from its humble beginnings as a Soda (Costa Rican traditional fast food restaurant) it has become the place to go when you are craving the local food...MoreThank you so much for your message. I hope see you very soon

6. Soda Y Restaurante El Estero Azul

Road From Flamingo Resort To Potrero, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Seafood, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Soda Y Restaurante El Estero Azul

Restaurant Estero Azul is located near Flamingo on your way to Potrero. Before you turn right at the beach at Restaurant Plemar keep on going straight all way to the back of the road (about 100m). You'll find a fisherman's house with a small eating place next to the beach. Here they'll serve you the catch of the day without paying Flamingo prices. This google search (El Estero Azul Playa Flamingo) has little information but at least lets you know it's legit. GREAT PLACE!

Reviewed By Pjurn

Estero Azul is an amazing place for a simple but delicious breakfast on the beach or for fresh shrimp and avacado salad with a cold beverage at lunch Staff is friendly and accommodating and the setting is perfecto!

7. Don Brasilitos

100m N of the Plaza Central | Right in front of the soccer field, Brasilito, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$157 +506 2654 5310
Excellent
24%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
9%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 242 reviews

Don Brasilitos

Welcome to Don Brasilitos, one the most relaxed and friendly bars you'll come across. Situated right in beautiful Playa Brasilito, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, enjoy your time drinking the cheapest beers and booze around. The food is good, fast, and easy on the wallet as well. We've got everything from traditional Costa Rican cuisine and delicious seafood, to pizza, pasta, and typical American and Mexican dishes. A true blend of everyone including ex-pats, locals, and tourists, all come to Don Brasilitos to enjoy the pure life. We’re open 11am-1am, 7 days a week, all year long, so stop by and pay us a visit!

Reviewed By Mrstywiltbank - Phoenix, Arizona

This was one of my favorite dining experiences in Costa Rica. When we arrived at Fon Brasilitos we were greeted at our car and our doors were opened for us. We were escorted to our tables which were seaside. We were able to kick off our shoes and literally dig our toes in the sand while we enjoyed food and drinks with our friends.
Before enjoying the best coconut shrimp I've had in my life, we were treated to a hand washing ritual of washing hands in bowls of bougainvillea flowers. We truly were spoiled that afternoon and did not want to leave. We had a great view of the ocean.
The shrimp we ordered were huge! I can explain just how huge they were! It must have been the equivalent of a pound and a half of shrimp on my plate. It was insane. I had to get up and waddle away from the table when we were done.
I definitely would eat here again. It's a foodies paradise. They do everything they can to make you happy.

8. La Casita del Pescado

Playa Brasilito, Brasilito, Costa Rica Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, South American Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Excellent
23%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
14%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 95 reviews

La Casita del Pescado

Reviewed By Isabeloula - Munich, Germany

The place is simple: plastic chairs, plastic plates, cheap cutlery. The fish was very fresh and tasty, the calamari were however so tough we could not eat them. Good taco chips, bad French fries, rice and raw vegetables (a bit boring).
Nice freshly squeezed juices.
Friendly service.

9. El Forno

Main street, Brasilito, Costa Rica Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Excellent
55%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

El Forno

Excellent food, huge portions, very reasonably priced

Reviewed By seecrane - East Lansing, Michigan

We weren't even sure it was open since we couldn't see any people from the road. Glad we ventured in! The pizzas - ham and mushroom, and 4 seasons - had really good thin crust and were tasty. Honestly some of the best thin crust I've had anywhere. Quick service and tiki bar atmosphere.

10. Marie's Restaurant

playa flamingo, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +506 2654 4136
Excellent
43%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 626 reviews

Marie's Restaurant

Reviewed By krsthom - Sherwood Park, Canada

We have been to Marie's many times and tried many things on the menu and are always happy with the food and the service! It is easy walking distance from most places in Flamingo and has parking out front. The one meal we have never ate here is breakfast and next time we will have to do that as have not been disappointed with any of the other meals we have had!

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