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US$7 - US$24
American, Bar, Asian, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by on April 12 to find this hidden gem. Kiera makes the best drinks in Costa Rica. The food was good but the drinks were awesome. We decided to stop by on April 13 to order the rest of the specialty cocktails. I wish...that we had found this place in early April. Visit and make sure that Kiera makes your drinks. By far the best bartender in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always a pleasure to sit and relax at The Garden Bar while eating the best food! Great atmosphere, great food and friendly staff!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 6 February 2021 via mobile

This is going to be a weekly visit for sure. Open air restaurant, fantastic bar, excellent food. American music and amazing instrumental band on Thursday nights playing familiar tunes with a CR twist. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 January 2021

The Garden Bar is an exceptional restaurant and bar in Playa Del Coco. The food, atmosphere, and service is OUTSTANDING! Its a bit of paradise in paradise. It is tucked away near the hospital in Playa Del Coco, just a block or two off main...street or the shopping district. I have visited The Garden Bar many times and never been disappointed. I am always immediately greeted, seated and served! The specialty drinks unique and AMAZING! So is the food! You can't visit Costa Rica or go to Playa Del Coco without stopping here!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 7 January 2021

First off, the staff is so friendly and informative. The cocktails are really well thought out and refreshing. The outdoor seating has almost doubled since our last time here in 2019. The sushi menu is small but well done and reasonably priced. The regular menu...has something for everyone. Garden Bar is just off the beaten path and that is great. You feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle of town but you are about 90 seconds away. I will come here every time I am in town. Again...amazing staff that like working there. That is a great start to any bar/restaurant. Cheers!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2020

Lively events, great entertainment, good food and drinks, welcoming, and efficient staff in a large,open, al fresco setting. A quiet-ish enclave just off the busy main artery of town. If in el Coco, don't miss it.👍👍👍

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 April 2020

six of us enjoyed a really nice meal and lots of drinks here.....service was great with such a friendly staff....music and dancing, doesn't get any better........was really disappointed we could not get back as they had to close due to the virus...definitely a must go...if you are in Coco....More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020

Eight of us had dinner and drinks at the Garden Bar last week. The atmosphere is amazing, the food was great, and the music had us all dancing. I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

Been here several times and it has always been pleasant they have some sort of entertainment every night of the week and it seems to be top quality

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

Very much enjoyed our visit to the Garden Bar to see The Leatherbacks. Check out the Garden Bars website. They have a variety of things going on every night of the week.

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Yes, The Garden Bar offers takeout services.

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  • The Garden Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5