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| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon Lola's as we were taking a surf lesson nearby. The customers were an even split between locals and foreign tourists, which was refreshing. The food was excellent and vegetarian friendly. The iced drinks are were phenomenal. Highly recommended. It's tough to get to - dirt roads and all, but worth the trek.

1 Thank Globalist2
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely go for the beautiful beachfront atmosphere and amazing wood carved tables and cool drinks. None of our food was spectacular, but you cannot beat the location and the vibe here. Super cool and different.

1 Thank Mary Ellen J
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I came here for a cocktail to watch the sunset. I had been to Lola's many years ago when I was last in Costa Rica and its truly a beautiful spot on Playa Avellana and the cocktails were delicious and we had an amazing front row seat to watch the sunset.

1 Thank Jon B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our visit to Lola's, it was Easter week so there were many locals at the beach and in the area which made our experience unique. The service was prompt and and the staff were friendly. We had everything from chicken tacos to fish and the hamburger and french fries. Everyone's food was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the casual atmosphere... More 

1 Thank BrendaRheaBrunner
Orange County, CA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here one afternoon for appetizers before hanging out at the beach. My daughter got the Mahi ceviche, I got the Dutch french fries and my son and husband got the Mahi fish and chips. We all got smoothies. As with everywhere we ate in Costa Rica, the quality and freshness of the food was top notch. They just... More 

2 Thank OCmommy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed my time at Lola's . Great food and atmosphere. My server Javier went above and beyond and provided not only information about the menu but about information about the area as well. I enjoyed the food here and the only reason I don't give it 5 stars is the prices were a bit high but not ridiculous. Quality of... More 

1 Thank I Keith C
South Jordan, Utah
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Costa Rica and we wanted to eat somewhere that was fun and had a great beach view. This is the place. We were staying at the JW Marriott in Guanacaste, so this was a bit of walk to get here. But it was definitely worth the walk. We walked along a beautiful beach and ended up... More 

1 Thank Johrn
Nashville, Tennessee
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at JW Marriott and had heard about Lola's. We walked south on the beach on our first morning - which happened to be a Sunday. It took about 30 minutes to get to Lola's, where we learned that they don't normally offer breakfast. However, on this particular day, the beach was busy for a surf competition and... More 

1 Thank Ken M
Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food in a great setting. I would try it if you're in Avellanas for a week or a day but you'll find better food elsewhere. I hear the yoga is great!

Thank npcg828
New jersey
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed the day at Lolas from tamarindo. It was rather difficult to get a drink. They seemed to concentrate on serving the locals at the bar. We couldn't leave a tab open so we had to keep paying for drinks all day. Lola was not out which is kind of the reason I took my husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?