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Hot Rocks Cafe – Puerto Viejo

Types of Food: Mainly American food with a Caribbean twist
Average Cost: $1 – Beer
Recommendations: Ceveiche, Pineapple Pizza

There’s not a night that goes by that there aren’t tables full of people at Hot Rocks. Even if the clubs are going strong, there are still tables full here. Why? The only honest answer is the movies. Hot Rocks plays four movies every night, starting at 6pm. The movies are played with a digital projector on a large outdoor screen.

The movies are free to watch, and there is no order required, which is nice. The movies are always up-to-date or old classics. We saw Dodgeball, Troy, Pirates of the Caribbean, Van Helsing, and many more new titles. We even saw good old movies such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Cheech and Chong movies.

You can find out what movies are playing that night if you walk up to the café during the day. They are posted outside with the times they are showing. You can’t always count on the times though. The times are based on two-hour increments, but some movies are longer and others shorter. So if you really don’t want to miss a movie, it’s best to show up 30 minutes ahead of time.

My favorite thing to order was the Caribbean pizza. The large is big enough to split between two people and have leftovers, or with three people nicely.
Not being a big club kind of person, I spent many a night here drinking and watching movies. It’s a fun way to spend the night, but as with all movies, it’s not a very sociable activity.