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Taco Star

On beach at Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“taco” (51 reviews)
“banana bread” (22 reviews)
“beef” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Fast food, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
On beach at Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made almost daily trips for the taco’s. Taco Star was next to our hotel and it was so nice to walk over when we craved a taco! The tacos are great, the beer is cold and they even have homemade banana bread! The beach...More

Thank SueBP2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sweet little oceanside stand that has the BEST Tacos. Perfect before or after surfing or just beachcombing.

Thank SailnSandi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard working staff served up yummy tacos with vegetarian options quickly with Bob Marley music playing with local mix on the sound speaker It was great!

Thank Mary Frances M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very popular spot with the best taco's ever.You may also like the bannana bread and browniesService is great,Beach is beautiful and then lunch here taco and cold beer so good best day ever.

Thank 354award
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic CR taco joint, this is it! We had the beef tacos—fantastic! Great spot just off the beach with loads of personality!

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly spot right on the beach for great tacos, refreshments, and baked goods. The staff is always friendly and helpful, and they speak English! Other reviews say $3, but now they're $4, but worth it.

Thank D2504VBdavep
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A taco stand by the beach- we were hoping for fish tacos. The options were beef or black bean or mixed black bean and beef. The black bean tacos were good but nothing special: black beans, onions, tomatoes, jalepeno, cheese. $4 for one taco. There...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something about food right after a surf session tastes so good. Excellent beef tacos. Served up by what looks like a family operation. $2

Thank jimkercheval
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We probably ate lunch here everyday during our week in Playa Grande. It's a perfect location right by the beach! The tacos were delicious and the drinks were cold. Don't skip the brownies or banana bread - so fresh and so good!! We loved Taco...More

Thank mandygharris
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Some of the best tacos in Costa Rica! Dont miss on your trip. Kinda a hole in the wall but a great hole in the wall.

Thank hoofheartedthistime
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Fast food, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On beach at Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Grande
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