Best Take-Out Restaurants in Puerto Viejo de Limon

When the occasion calls for something extra -special, or if you just prefer a change of scenery, or privacy perhaps, it's great to be able to rely upon some of Puerto Viejo de Limon's best restaurants for take-out. Para llegar, por favor, from upscale to budget and in between, these restaurants are willing to pack it up for you to pick it up. Delivery is not typically an option, though calling ahead can save time waiting if you're in a hurry, but like at De Paso and La Pecora Nera, there is a cozy little bar tucked in just the right spot, just in case your order's not quite ready when you arrive. Bread and Chocolate's decadent baked goodies rival Pan Pay's tasty desserts, and both make delicious sandwiches that wrap up nicely for later. For authentic Caribbean, take out from Soda Lidia takes the cake, and it doesn't take very long nor cost and arm and a leg. Everything from the Lizard King is available for take-out, however it's all made to order so it may take a minute or two for that stack of perfect pancakes to come out, but there's a delightful enclosed patio in which to lounge while you wait. If it's pizza you crave, try a pie from Amimodo, or grab a slice from La Borucca.

Tasty Waves Cantina
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Clearly named for the undeniably stellar Caribbean surf that unfolds just across the road, Tasty Waves Cantina does much to revive the classic surfer vibe that first drew tourists to the area; whatever the weather, from the torrential rains that...  Read More

It took awhile, but North Americans have arrived in Puerto Viejo, and some say it's about time, especially since The Point opened, offering sports on seven screens and even Costa Rican craft beers on draft. Now the region has a place where...  Read More

Bread and Chocolate has become a landmark cafe in Puerto Viejo, and for good(ies) reason. Locals and tourists enjoy gathering to partake in some wholesome breakfasts, lunches, and signature baked goods here, which include handmade truffles,...  Read More

With such an international selection of food to choose from in Puerto Viejo, it may seem that the Caribbean flavor has been lost in translation, but that is clearly not the case at Soda Lidia, where traditional dishes like rice and beans infused...  Read More

Pan Pay
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Pan Pay is Puerto Viejo's most popular spot for locals; here is where everyone comes for coffee, croissants, baguettes for later, and to catch up with the neighbors- and if there's a soccer game on, you can watch it here. Located in a casual...  Read More

La Pecora Nera
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If delicious authentic Italian cuisine served in a delightful open-air restaurant well off-the beaten track on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast- or just plain excellent Italian food- sounds like your cup of tea, look no further than La Pecora Nera....  Read More

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Amimodo is an old-school yet new-school family style and family friendly Italian restaurant on the main road in Puerto Viejo. A nondescript, single story cafe style that's invitingly and casual from the street side and the beach side, Amimodo...  Read More

De Paso
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Candlelit tables twinkle from the sand, beckoning pedestrians from the side of the road De Paso is nestled between the trees and the water's edge. Named for the path that connects the road to the jungle path and the beach, this little restaurant...  Read More

The first of its kind in Puerto Viejo de Limon, KOKI Beach is a truly eco-friendly establishment; a bar, restaurant and lounge made almost entirely from reclaimed materials that takes relaxing and dining and turns them into art forms. With a...  Read More

Whether you're in the mood for fluffy pancakes made with real organic chocolate and topped with fresh fruit or a platter of huevos rancheros, the Lizard King Caf-- has something on its menu for everyone. Burritos at the Lizard King are...  Read More


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On Sophia's first trip to Costa Rica, she came face to face with white-faced monkeys, gasped at the sight of giant purple crabs, and rode horseback through plunging waterfalls. Costa Rica...  More About Sophia