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| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (94 reviews)
“hawaiian poke” (16 reviews)
“ceviche” (104 reviews)
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Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed sitting out under sails at Teak tables and chairs near the beach having nachos, and great fish and chips.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked down from the Marriott. We had lunch and drinks. The staff made it fun and the food was quite good. You're sitting outside with your toes in the sand and the water just a 100 yards away. There's nothing else nearby. Interesting mix...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brian K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lola's is a cool joint on the beach and offers food and drinks. The beach is gorgeous and there's surf lessons offered as well as beach chairs. Lola's charged $40 for 2 so we did without. Lolita the pig wasn't out in 12/2018 because it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Worldtraveler1269
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop by the Beach to check out the waves. Ended up eating some mahi-mahi tacos that were very good. And drinking from a coconut then going out and surfing for a couple hours.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank zkfight
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the quintessential beach/surf bar. The pictures do not do it justice and it just has a really great vibe. Food was very good. Drinks were even better. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. A bit off the beaten path but worth the trip....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ABrotmann
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went here for lunch, it was packed so we asked for takeout. Takeout took over an hour which we were ok with, as it was so busy there. They got our order wrong, again no big deal they were insanely busy,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The vibe and food are excellent. Wish we discovered it sooner. Ate lunch 2 days in a row. It's not cheap for a beach restaurant, but worth it. Service is typical CR, either slow of nonexistent, but that's just part of the vibe.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank A2TB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great surfing beach where our grandchildren learned to surf while we sampled watermelon drinks and shared pizzas with our surfing family, . The tropical drinks and local beers were a hit! The owner at Lola’s was very gracious and chatted with us giving us recommendations...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carolinaartist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited there today and what a cool place. The service was the best we’ve had in Tamarindo, plenty of wait staff. We had the pizza, which was so good. And the Hawaiian Poke OH WOW was amazing. Every drink we tried or the waiter recommended...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank diablosandwich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know what you’ve read about Lola’s but I hope you know 3 things. 1 - the drive down there is on a pretty crappy dirt road that gets a little narrow in some spots. 2 - the food and drinks are pretty good....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LtheNinjaPirate
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July 26, 2018|
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from war91553 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and a bit out of the way. However, great for Lunch and an afternoon at the beach. Great low key atmosphere! Staff is great!!!
April 2, 2018|
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Response from JoeE110 | Reviewed this property |
Left if you go into the gate of the JW Marriott you keep going to the left. It is worth the rough ride to it from the Marriott. Just something different from resort life. Make sure you also take a trip to Tamarindo... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Playa Avellanas
  • Phone Number: +506 2652 9097
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Long loved by locals, the secret is out on Lola's fantastic staff serving top-notch organic fare in a beautiful open-air beachfront setting. Gorgeous homemade wooden tables and chairs are set at water's edge under the shade of palm trees and umbrellas. Fresh seared tuna, big healthy salads, Dutch fries, pizzas and all new tacos are the favorites, alongside fruit smoothies, delicious sandwiches and fish & chips! Banana bread, coffee & smoothies starting at 8 a.M. Full menu from 11 a.M. To 5 p.M. Bar open to sunset. Closed Mondays. Cash, Visa & MasterCard.
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