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Green Papaya Taco Bar

Playa Tamarindo | 50 meters north from Hotel Pasatiempo or behind La Oveja Negra Hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0863
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (343 reviews)
“chips and dip” (42 reviews)
“burrito” (99 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Tamarindo | 50 meters north from Hotel Pasatiempo or behind La Oveja Negra Hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never tried one before, it was very yummy! Wait staff very friendly & patience with all my questions. Love you can sit outside to eat. Very clean, would recommend without a doubt. Awesome! Thank you everyone.

Thank tomkat402608
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent friendly service. Did I say friendly? The outside tables all have swings for chairs. The chips and dip was so tasty and the seared tuna tacos, wow!! Two of us shared and I waddled away, full belly and big smile.

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a lovely mahi mahi taco and a ginger-lemonade. Both were fresh and very tasty and the staff are really friendly and nice. Highly recommend it.

Thank harleyziggy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unique, welcoming atmosphere where patio tables are surrounded by rope swing seats suspended from the ceiling. Service (from Daniel) was efficient, respectful. Serving sizes large. Cash only

Thank Canada306
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent staff. Excellent food. Eat the meat enchiladas (the chicken is also good but not as great as the meat). Come back and eat again. They do something relatively simple so incredibly great. An enchilada in a bowl with some coconut milk sauce, it's not...More

Thank Mangehl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Taco's. Large servings. Awesome service and drinks. Must sit in swings. Chip and salsa very nice.

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a warm and intimate environment. Feels very earth friendly and natural. Food was some of the best we enjoyed on our trip. My husband ordered the beef tacos and I enjoyed a quinoa bowl with all kinds of wonderful veggies, and a very tasty...More

Thank Oyamear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is the atmosphere fun but it's delicious!!! The patio has swings to sit in and enjoy your meal. Lots of fun. We each got something different, all of the items were tasty but the shredded beef tacos were beyond my expectations! Yummy! Get...More

Thank roundthaworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our meals out on the patio, and loved the swings! The waitress was very friendly, and the meals were a good portion. We thought the food was pricey as it was our first day in Tamarindo, but soon realized it was on par...More

Thank Cassandra L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here 3 times over my 10 day stay. That's how much I loved it. Great food, large portions, friendly staff, cute decor. Their ahi tuna tacos are off the charts. Highly recommended!

Thank RoamAroundWorld
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Do you have happy hour? If so what time does it happen?
7 April 2017|
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Response from mapappas | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they have a happy hour or not...never saw anything promoting happy hour!
What is the salsa that comes with the chips and dip, the red chili paste one? We bought some to bring home but would like to find a similar recipe too. Thank you!
13 February 2016|
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LOVED this place! Just finished the jar of that amazing, magical hot sauce we brought home from CR. any way of ordering more? I live in New York.
19 August 2015|
Response from nirnaor | Property representative |
Hi , Great to hear that you enjoyed our salsa picante and you spread the love with your great review but we are deeply sorry we can't ship it . Thanks again And see you on your next visit Nir & Alin Green Papaya
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Tamarindo | 50 meters north from Hotel Pasatiempo or behind La Oveja Negra Hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0863
  • E-mail
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 :)