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Green Papaya Taco Bar

Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0863
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (402 reviews)
“chips and dip” (47 reviews)
“beef burrito” (30 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

Fun trendy vibe, cool ambiance, great service. Felt slightly "american touristy" and not super authentic Costa Rican, but I let it slide because the mahi-mahi tacos are incredible. I would also recommend the Green Papaya salad. Oh also - its cash only!

Thank Adam A
Reviewed yesterday

Went for lunch and dinner in one day, so... first off, servers were super nice, refreshing after many forced smiles at other restaurants...second, the chipotle shrimp appetizer with homemade chips was awesome, super tasty and filling. Not cheap but fair and large portions.

Thank jay t
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best ahi tacos ever!!!! Fish was fresh and perfectly seared! Staff was friendly and attentive! We were six people in the group and everyone is still raving about it! Bring cash because it’s cash only.

Thank Venture457469
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been here several times, each time I bring friends they are hesitant ,”really?Tacos? how could tacos be amazing “ Well each time a newbie goes they declare the same thing “ best damn tacos ever !” Yep.. they really are THAT good The...More

Thank TDO8
Reviewed 3 days ago

As Guy Fieri would say the food is out of bounds! The staff is friendly and welcoming. If you like spice have the amazing beef enchiladas and ask for the hot sauce you will not be disappointed. They have swing seats on one side which...More

Thank hystericax
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Has to order "Green Paraya Salad". It was the best. Love there Hot sauce. Highly recommend to try, if you are spicy lover.

Thank Iris Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located with a very interesting menu and with many vegetarian and vegan items, great salads. Our meals were quickly prepared and nicely presented. It has several outside tables but we chose a table inside and cool. A pleasant lunch. Fairly experience but most restaurants...More

Thank Errol P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food. The craft beer was excellent. Great staff. Aaaaand the seating is swings hanging from the roof. Go there. Now!

Thank GoPlaces38989911514
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My shrimp burrito was one of the best burritos I ever had - no exaggeration. My wife really enjoyed her shrimp tacos too. Enjoy the AC inside if it’s too hot outside, or weather permitting, sit outside and eat on the swings. Friendly staff and...More

Thank TylerHeff
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is a great place. I even oredered it into the room one night it was pouring rain. Not too far to walk at all and I am on a cane. Plus up by it is a great grocery store...! Try the fish tacos.. OMG

Thank Shadylady88
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Questions & Answers
September 13, 2018|
Response from Mvocke | Reviewed this property |
We ate outside but I think the inside was air conditioned. Sorry not completely sure.
Jerilyn T
May 26, 2018|
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Response from mrmark | Reviewed this property |
Both USD and Colones. That goes for just about everywhere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0863
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Green Papaya Taco Bar & More We bring our uniqe style to Tamarindo with Good food & Great Music to create the perfect atmosphere for a good dinning experience.Our goal stands on low budget , clean , fresh healthy and tasty food with casual comfortable vibe You can eat inside with AC relief or outside with our Costa Rican nature. We open LUNCH & DINNER , or you can visit us Just for a great fresh COFFEE break.OPEN Tuesday - Sunday 11am -10pm See you soon :)
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