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Beachfront in Manzanillo, Limón, Costa Rica
Christine Larson/Desafío Adventure Company
Price Range
$ (Entrees $15 and under)
Cuisine
Seafood, Caribbean
Features
Great views, Notable chef, Great value, Local haunt
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At this waterfront spot in Manzanillo, diners can choose from indoor seating and beachfront tables made of tree trunks. Chef Andy Cook Campbell, a former lobster diver who really gets seafood, turns out Caribbean favorites like (of course) lobster Caribeño, whole fried snapper, and creamy coconut-milk rondón soup. There are even fresh blended smoothies. Campbell also hosts cooking classes and a “reef-to-plate” tour, bringing guests on free dives for lobster, then cooking their catch.

Restaurant
Cool & Calm Café

At this waterfront spot in Manzanillo, diners can choose from indoor seating and beachfront tables made of tree trunks. Chef Andy Cook Campbell, a former lobster diver who really gets seafood, turns out Caribbean favorites like (of course) lobster Caribeño, whole fried snapper, and creamy coconut-milk rondón soup. There are even fresh blended smoothies. Campbell also hosts cooking classes and a “reef-to-plate” tour, bringing guests on free dives for lobster, then cooking their catch.