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PRICE RANGE
$6 - $60
Meals
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Sponsored by: Zarpe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Zarpe is a do not miss!
1. Zarpe is a do not miss!
"fresh and creative take on craft cocktails "
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2. Craft Cocktail Paradise
2. Craft Cocktail Paradise
"We enjoyed some of the best craft cocktails at Zarpe."
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3. Cool environment
3. Cool environment
"The ambiance is cool and inviting, with attention to every last detail"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zarpe specializes in exotic drinks made to order. Whatever you want, they will make it for you. It´s a place for gathering friends and having a good time!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 20, 2021 via mobile

Zarpe is a must see for playa del coco. Located in the Las Palmas area. This is a boutique bar thats a gem worth experiencing. Great place for classic drinks with a bar tender that is extremely experienced at making memorable drinks.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 24, 2022

I don't know where to start with all the positive things I have to say about this place. First of all, Alex is amazing, he knows everything and gives you the best cocktail with whatever liquor you like. I love the fact that you can...just say for example: "I like tequila and something sweet" and this delicious, beautiful looking cocktail is placed in front of you. Besides that, the place looks super lovely and is not too crowded. I didn't like Coco too much but for Zarpe I would always return. Thank you so much Alex, you should be proud of yourself.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 2, 2021

Hands down THE best bar in Costa Rica! Skilled bartenders can make just about any drink you could come up with, and do it so well you will be impressed. Watching them make your drink is worth every Colon. Make this a definite stop in...the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica and you will not be disappointed!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

I was on vacation in Guanacaste with my family. We read that Zarpe was one of the best cocktails bars in Costa Rica so we took a 30 min drive to Playas del Coco. It was DEFINITELY WORTH IT. The staff was very friendly and...kindly guided us to get an amazing drinking experience. Their original cocktails are great, mixing local and international ingredients, but their take on the classics is outstanding. After a great evening at Zarpe, my brother noticed that he left his jacket in the bar,More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2021

Alright - we found this place a little by accident. It was very near our vacation rental in Coco. But, oh I'm so glad we did! My wife and I went in there early afternoon and we were the only guests in the place. They...impressed me immediately when they said "There is no menu, just tell us what type of tastes you like and the bartender will create something for you." That's my kind of place! For Costa Rica, this place is much different than what you usually find in bars - a great selection of liquor and an incredibly creative mind behind the bar. Alexander whipped us both up a couple of cocktails that would rival any of the craft cocktail bars in Seattle. Great drinks, great service - we hope to make it back there someday soon!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed January 25, 2021

We enjoyed coming to this venue several times through-out our trip. It is as close to a speakeasy as you can get for the area. Great bartender with a classic selection of cocktails.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

After traveling a lot through Costa Rica and seeing what’s available for craft cocktail options, we’ve realized more and more just how much of a gem Zarpe is! Seriously don’t know many other places in the whole country making such good drinks and mixologists who...are always learning new things and are some of the best in the business. Coco is lucky to have this place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Tourist813768, Owner at Zarpe, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2020

Wow...thank you so much! This is especially lovely to hear after such a challenging year. 100% credit goes to Alexander and his team. We are fortunate to have hardworking, driven, and passionate team members.

Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

I have no words.. this place is all I need to satisfy my alcoholic needs, wants, and aspirations. Starting off with the personnel; Alexander the manager is so knowledgeable about anything and everything to do with mixology. Can you believe he ferments his own ginger...beer!?! Second, Sebastian is the total showman. Always cracking jokes, always putting up a show, truly a beautiful chemistry between the 2! Last but not least the rest of the guys and I believe one gal just joined the team are all so friendly, hospitable, and welcoming. The place itself is located outside of the main strip which I absolutely LOVE. This location allows me to get away from all the craziness and hectic atmosphere that comes with the main Coco strip. The decoration and set up of the bar itself is fabulous. My favorite feature is being able to sit in a comfortable bar with good AC and strong WiFi. Highly recommend coming here for a quick drink, also big groups and special events are welcome due to their spacious salon. Keep up the good work y’all!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

We had a wonderful time at Zarpe. Sebastian and Alex took great care of us. They were both friendly and creative with their drinks. I recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a nice, classy evening out away from the main strip.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

The folks running this bar seemed to care less about new business. I was invited to the New Year event. Even after two calls and messages left. They refused to respond and inform me if I had a confirmed reservation or if they were sold...out. It is very embarrassing to be invited, then be refused at the door.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019

Very congenial and helpful staff, great drink menu, comfortable ambience. Went for a quick drink, stayed for a few. Unlike anything else in Coco.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

The overall atmosphere of this establishment is a laid back eclectic feel with friendly knowledgeable bar staff. My family was able to bring food in from a neighboring restaurant, Soda Mediterranean, and enjoy our drink selections. Our beverage total was $21.00 for 2 cocktails, 1...virgin cocktail, 13% tax, and gratuity. In Chicago a person will pay $14.00-$17.00 for a drink in a place like this and that doesn't include tax or gratuity. Alexander and Alex were very accommodating and knowledgeable about their craft. See you guys soon, definitely before we leave.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

This place has some unbelievable drinks. Not the cheapest of places at approx $14 a drink - but well worth a night cap here. It's location is also very cool - with a number of incredible restaurants surrounding it. The courtyard it's located in has...such an amazing atmosphere - where each restaurant owner points you in the right the direction - whether it be their establishment or not. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019

The mixologist are very good and know what they are doing. Ambiance is nice and relaxing. Good service. Small portions of food available.

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5