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La Palapa

) #30 of 127 Restaurants in Tamarindo $$ - $$$ Caribbean, Latin,
Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0362
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (82 reviews)
“lobster” (66 reviews)
“red snapper” (50 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 889 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went into Tamarindo for a day trip and ate lunch. Food was out of this world and service was exceptional!

Thank jeanaannmurphy
Reviewed 5 days ago

My friend and I were looking for a place with live music for dinner and followed the sounds coming from La Palapa. There weren't too many other people but we were there pretty late - about 9pm. They still had Happy Hour (2 for 1)...More

Thank Gizelle A
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I ate dinner here while on our honeymoon. Atmosphere is very relaxed and staff friendly and attentive. Be sure to wear bug spray as we ate at a table on the beach and got torn up by mosquitos. Eric our waiter was...More

Thank daniellenicosia8
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a day trip to Playa Tamarindo me and my group of 6 girlfriends were recommended to come here by our driver. When I say we were not disappointed... WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED!!! The food was spectacular made fresh. We had multiple margaritas, shots, etc...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only place we visited were the staff was super attentive. Fun Staff that made sure you had a great time. Excellent happy hour (2 for 1's). We brought our catch (twice) and ate off menu once. Huge portions, cooked excellent. Something like 7 options...More

Thank colt504
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were referred to La Palapa for seafood and very pleased with the excellent service. They went out of their way to ensure we had an excellent experience since we don't get seafood very often and were unsure of what to try but happy for...More

Thank Tra D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Palapa is the perfect spot to have drinks after a surf session in Tamarindo (you can ask for Jorge Lopez at La Palapa; he offers great surf lessons at competitive prices). Had only drinks at this restaurant though. The service was top-notch! Staff was...More

Thank malala r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after our tour bus dropped us off to do some shopping... was a bit skeptical felt like we were herded in but then we saw the view with shaded chairs right on the sand and the ocean only feet away.. I had...More

Thank Sherry A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picture it, sitting at a table looking out onto the beach. Ice cold beers. Cooks grilling the biggest lobster you've seen on a grill right on the beach. You have to do this.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 20 May 2017

So i was a bit sceptical of the restaurants along the beach due to them feeling a bit "touristy", but i was happy to be proven wrong. We were six friends who decided to eat here, everyone ordered some form of grilled tuna. The simple...More

Thank Mangehl
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Lola C
Do we need reservations for dinner tonight for 4 people?
15 February 2017|
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Response from emf18 | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to have reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$60
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0362
  • E-mail
Description
"Come and do us the honor to be part of our family.Enjoy a nice and a frendly relaxing experiance in harmony with our natural environment in front of the sea as much as possible..."LA PALAPA
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