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Matapalo

$$ - $$$
Seafood, International, South American, Central American
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Tamarindo 152 | Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0032
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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minneapolis
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had anniversary dinner here and they were very attentive and food was very good, also gave us free surprise cake for desert very nice touch.

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Thank doughboygeneral
Satsuma, Alabama, United States
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful seaside restaurant serving great food! Moderate selection, but good variety. The waiter was excellent and even allowed us to order something that was not on the menu.

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Thank Monica R
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was high quality and very good. The prices were fair. The best part about it was the beach view and the tree under which we were seated had about a half dozen monkeys lounging and swinging around. Nice way to start our Tamarindo visit.

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Thank lmhickson
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is associated with the condo we rented, so we walked across the street for a late lunch after zip lining. The food was good, service was fast for the beach. The views of the beach are amazing and relaxing, sitting under the giant tree. It was all fun and nice until the monkeys overhead decided to urinate. A... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived we decided to eat here because we stayed here and its a pretty area. The food was just so-so, cocktail so-so, service was horrible. Never went back.

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Thank Crystal595
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trust me when I say that sitting here during sunset drinking a pina colada is a definite must, the food is tasty, and the staff is very friendly.

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Thank Donavan R
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great position out on the sea wall and under the ficus, with a good menu. We eventually understood that our waitress did not understand lemonade or vino blanco, but was OK with limonada and white wine.

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Thank ChrisBrown38
Decatur, Alabama
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very nice view right on the beach at the Diria Resort / Hotel. Very friendly and professional staff. Generally not accessable for breakfast

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Thank Al_Badger
Cancun
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201 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Set on the beach the views are the best in the resort. However, the aim of the menu is high with lower on delivery. The meat was so very chewy that I could not finish it, service was hospitable and gracious.

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Thank nancybCancun
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Bad service and below par food. Maybe ok if you just want a drink overlooking the beach but for a meal there are better options for less money with better service. The staff here is more interested ins standing around talking to each other and eating than serving you.

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Thank nyoung16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, International, South American, Central American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamarindo 152 | Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0032
Description
This showpiece restaurant is the only fine dining establishment in Tamarindo located right on the beach. Enjoy lobster, steaks, seafood and a variety of international cuisine under the shade of a huge Matapalo tree, as the sunlight and moonlight are filtered between its leaves. Watch the breaking waves or listen to the gentle breeze while partaking in lunch or dinner.

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