La Libertad -- Note that La Libertad is currently revamping its Malecón (seafront) with a strip of new restaurants that should raise the bar in dining options in the near future. Reservations are not required unless noted.

Playa Tunco -- On the beach at the end of Tunco's main street are two nearly identical restaurants, Restaurante Erika (tel. 503/2389-6054) and La Bocana Restaurante (tel. 503/2389-6238). It's easy to confuse the two, as both offer similar two-story deck seating overlooking the ocean and menus with delicious fish entrees ranging from $7 to $16. The distinguishing factor is that Erika's is more of a locals' joint, while La Bocana attracts more tourists. Whichever you choose, aim to grab a seat on one of their decks at sunset, since the views are amazing.

The full-service restaurants at Tekuaní Kal (tel. 503/2389-6388) and Las Olas (tel. 503/2411-7553) also offer great views and fresh seafood entrees, as well as a chance to see these two great hotels without the cost of a room.

Playa Zonte -- In addition to the restaurant at La Casa de Frida, the Costa Brava Restaurante (Km 53.5 Carretera Literal, a 5-min. walk west from Frida's; tel. 503/2302-6068) offers a big fish and meat menu for $6 to $12, with ocean-view seating.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.