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Cafe Tico Tamarindo

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Cafe, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
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25 Mt sur del Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8861 7732
07:00 - 16:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:30
Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at this cafe at least three times when in Tamarindo. It's a cost effective option for more hardcore travelers. The meals are hearty and fill you up, and the staff are really lovely. I'd recommend the breakfast sandwich, and the salad with roasted veggies for anyone trying to be healthy on holiday. Also the coffee is yum, there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little place, clearly popular as people were waiting for a table at one point. Great, tasty organic breakfast and pleasant staff.

Thank LCG3
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of few places in the area where you can taste strong freshly brewed coffee. A must stop for a coffee lover :-)

Thank Dagne L
Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always stop here for reliable breakfast food, coffee, internet/wifi and good service! I had a great egg/ham croissant.

Thank JulieAnn0791
Kitchener, Ontario
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast and coffee and reasonable prices. Note: Only a handful of tables outside and nowhere to eat inside if looking for a break from the sun.

Thank laurenm13
Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 was looking for a place to eat after having arrived in Costa Rica late the night before. After reading several reviews for the Tamarindo area, we chose Cafe Tico and were so glad we did! My older boys had the breakfast plate (rice & beans were amazing)! And my husband and I each had the chicken... More 

1 Thank RBauer69
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have one of the best breakfasts in town! Very good coffee and the service is excellent!!! Will go back for sure!

1 Thank Veronique D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here almost every day, it's a fantastic place before and after surfing. Both my boys, one of which is pretty fussy, loved it. I'd recommend a post surf brunch!

1 Thank Jackie R
Paris, France
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210 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love these guys. Their coffee was great, service was awesome and my morning breakfast was perfect every time. After a week, they didn't even need to ask what I was going to order. Super friendly and really appreciated the local atmosphere.

1 Thank Christat13
Redding, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was friendly, the coffee very good, and our sandwiches much more than we expected. I would recommend this stop to anyone.

1 Thank Bob S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Mt sur del Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 8861 7732
We are open monday to friday 7a.m. to 5p.m saturday 7a.m. to 3a.m sunday closedevery saturday we organize a farmers market in the parking area in front our cafe' 8a.m to noon.Cafe Tico is many things: it's a confortable place to sit and enjoy a rich cup of coffee on our shaded patio, or take it to go.Cafe Tico is also a gift shop, we offer a selection of gurmet coffee from small coffee farmers, honeys, jams and hot sauce made in Costa Rica. We home made bread and pastries, all the milk yogurt , butter and cheese that we use are from local farmers. we also offer a catering service whit our friends of Sunset Catering

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?