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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (404 reviews)
“chips and dip” (51 reviews)
“egg salad” (17 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 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner our 1st night in Tamarindo. 2 families w/ kids- everyone loved it! Service was good and fast! Food & drinks were great! Very fresh tasting tacos e/ yummy green sauce. Kids loved chilling in the swings.

Thank weekendvisitor2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just off of the main avenue (Avenida Central), we wandered in to the taco restaurant after having read many glowing reviews. The air conditioning was quite welcome during mid day. The kids chose to sit at the fun swings outside for awhile. The portions are...More

Thank KatStam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Warm and welcoming service by Cynthia . Loved the swings ! Good food and great coffee / highly recommend it ! The Caviche and the tacos are a must try !

Thank frustratedYork
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend the chips and salsa. Best we had in Tamarindo. The homemade hot sauce is amazing! PS heads up...cash only

Thank Vjbinns
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great tacos and drinks. The swing chairs are fun. The hostess and our server were so nice and welcoming. And I appreciated that the hostess told us it was a cash-only restaurant (I had to run back to the hotel for cash). They get really...More

Thank NancyInIdaho
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the swing seats! Super fun, fabulous food. Best Mojito! Cinta was our server, and she was so great! There were 10 of us and she was on the ball, and sweet, personable!

Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Green Papaya Taco Bar was excellent. My daughter and I got to sit in swings outside at a "bar" type table and it was great. We had Cynthia for our waitress and she was so very lovely. Highly recommend the chips and dip and we...More

Thank kristinelandslide
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and amazing service. Staff was very helpful , especially Cintia who was very accommodating the entire time .

Thank Ghassan T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an incredible meal here at the green papaya! we’ve visited a few other restaurants in town and this is hands down our favorite so far. We’ll be here for a month - so we’ll definitely be returning soon. Cynthia was a wonderful waitress...More

Thank hgrant2424
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had just arrived in Tamarindo from New Jersey and needed to eat. My pre-travel research pointed me in the direction of Green Papaya. It did not disappoint. Our meal consisted of shrimp tacos , shrimp burritos , a coke and a fruit drink. The food...More

Thank bkcbrau
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7 April 2017|
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Response from Telephonemike |
They don't but was worth going despite that. Great hot sauce with the chips.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • 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 :)
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