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Numu Taproom & Bistro By Chef Nicolas Devenelle

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Chef Nicolas has found a way to provide an excellent meal at a reasonable price with a luxury flare. The atmosphere is ambient. My family had the privilege of a one of the nightly thunder storms as we sat outside and ate in complete comfort....Don’t forget to have desert..nothing but Devine. Thank you Chef Nicolas for this incredible wonderful Taproom. SamMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This really should be rated the best place to eat in Coco! They have elevated delicious food that pairs wonderfully with their craft beer which is fresh and amazing, or clearly thought out wine selections. Ask them to suggest what pairs with whatever you are...eyeing, you wont be disappointed. We tried most of the small plates to share around the table the first time we visited, they were delish. The second night we visited Numu Tap, we had the large plates and desserts, again delish! Some nights they have bands and I understand you can tour the brewery! Such a great find!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant with delicious food and local craft beer with a welcoming atmosphere. Our family enjoyed the live jazz music and local art work, too. The manager was gracious and especially accommodating. Cheers!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022 via mobile

I expected NUMU to be another “Meh. That was ok” kind of place. I was definitely wrong. It wasn’t until the plates showed up that I knew… this was the place to be. The food sounds like typical food. Nothing flashy, but it’s the flavors...that Chef D creates. We had the fish and chips, short rib sliders, and chicken risotto. They were listed as small plates but it was definitely enough food. All the dishes were all fantastic! Every bite was so good. The risotto was rich. I haven’t have a good risotto in years. The fish and chips weee fresh and delicious. Actually I thought it was a pretty sizable dish. The short rib sliders were kind of an open face style sandwich. The pineapple and cheese combo really made the sandwich. It was definitely not a typical sandwich. The food was plated nicely and the service was on point. For this beer lovers they do have a variety of beer but I stuck to the wine. I don’t know why this place isn’t on the top of the best food in CoCo list because it sure was the best for me but I’m a bit of a foodie. If you just want food somewhere you can find cheaper food elsewhere but if you want really good food, this is a place you want to stop. It also has indoor/outdoor which is nice. Don’t think about it, make the stop. I’m sad I can’t work my way through the entire menu. :( Also, whatever the salsa was they gave with the chips was really addictive. I want to figure out how to make it. <3 Maybe I’ll see you again NUMU.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

Hard to believe this restaurant is in Playas del Coco. Chef Nicolas Devenelle and his staff could hold their own in any world class city. Offering tapas menu - the Tuna Tiradito, Short Rib sliders and Caprese Flatbread (beer dough!) are not to be missed....We had the Grilled Mahi-Mahi Filet last night from larger plates menu - beautiful presentation, sensational flavor. At Pacifico Complex where you can actually park, eat inside, outside or at the bar and enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Numu Taproom & Bistro by Chef Nicolas, Owner at Numu Taproom & Bistro By Chef Nicolas Devenelle, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2022

Thank you very much K's! We really appreciate the review and comments and are happy that you enjoyed the food and experience. Reviews like these are very encouraging and motivating and we will be sure our team sees them. Cheers!

Reviewed July 1, 2022

Food is quite a step forward... Carpaccio with mayonnaise?.... raw tuna with sweet plantain?.... well is not my deal... but... but... but... I guess is an acquired taste and I am open to repeating... the rest of the ingredients, textures & flavors left me speechless......in Coco town they rule! The wine by nature to order is awesome...I am a happy camper every time I find a good wine that suddenly jumps and blends with proper stature... their Cabernet Sauvignon does it with honors.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Numu Taproom & Bistro by Chef Nicolas, Owner at Numu Taproom & Bistro By Chef Nicolas Devenelle, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2022

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review! We really appreciate your comments and are happy you found a wine and dishes that you enjoyed. Let us know if there is anything we can do next time to give you...More

Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, you will be delighted! Don't look for more, you found THE place! Friendly staff, cozy ambiance, great drinks, tremendously good food overall.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Numu Taproom & Bistro by Chef Nicolas, Owner at Numu Taproom & Bistro By Chef Nicolas Devenelle, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2022

Thank you Isaac! Cozy and delighted are exactly what we are aiming for every time and we really appreciate your review. Cheers!

Reviewed June 1, 2022

EXTRA cozy tropical decor inside and garden setting outdoors! EXTRA creative and delicious gourmet food, from tapas to meals! EXTRA cool bar scene! EXTRA attentive and welcoming staff! EXTRA enjoyment! EXTRA easy location! EXTRA Pura Vida!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Numu Taproom & Bistro by Chef Nicolas, Owner at Numu Taproom & Bistro By Chef Nicolas Devenelle, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2022

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Katie. We look forward to having you visit us again. Pura Vida!

Reviewed May 28, 2022

Ended up at this restaurant three out of the seven nights we stayed in coco. It was amazing, everything we tried was great! I would highly recommend to anyone staying in the area or passing through.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Numu Taproom & Bistro by Chef Nicolas, Owner at Numu Taproom & Bistro By Chef Nicolas Devenelle, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2022

Thank you so much Corey! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experiences and gave us the opportunity to serve you more than once. Hope you can return again soon.

Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

Imagine this for a moment….. you are visiting Guanacaste on an idyllic family vacation far away from home and decide to head out in search of an easy meal in Playa de Coco. Passing by a bunch of standard Costa Rican storefront restaurants, you happen...by one with a beautiful well-lit patio that looks inviting. You walk inside and are greeted warmly by the hosts who promptly have you seated in a large, comfortable, and beautifully decorated dining room/tasting room. Not beautiful in a pretentious kind of way, but in a down-home “welcome to my living room” kind of beautiful… complete with coffee bean baskets in the ceilings, wood tables and accents, and even artisan beer that celebrates the culture of the locals. Oh, and there is live music too! Sounds good, right?! Now imagine that the food and beer is absolutely scrumptious (there’s also a full bar!) and may even outpace the decor. Too good to be true, you might think?! Add to the experience service and hospitality that is second to none. This place exists… and it’s here at Numu Taproom and Bistro! Outstanding! The food, the beer (Dang the beer is good!), the feel good ambience. The owners Robert and Lucia have gotten it right…. in a very big way! Do NOT miss this place… it will become your second home away from home.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Numu Taproom & Bistro by Chef Nicolas, Owner at Numu Taproom & Bistro By Chef Nicolas Devenelle, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2022

What a fabulous review, thank you so much! We were so happy to have you visit and glad you enjoyed everything. It was our pleasure and hope to see you again very soon!

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Numu Taproom & Bistro By Chef Nicolas Devenelle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5