Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Playa Tamarindo

Green Papaya

Swing on up to the bar for a breakfast burrito or pull up a tree-stump stool to sample the terrific tacos at this fantastic new addition. The mahimahi tacos are perfection in a tortilla, while non-meat-eaters will a…
Top Choice Breakfast in Playa Tamarindo

La Bodega

This delightful shop and cafe specializes in unique combinations of ingredients, focusing on fresh, local and organic. For breakfast, they do amazing things with eggs, while lunch is a daily changing menu of unique …
Mediterranean in Playa Tamarindo

Seasons by Shlomy

Don’t leave town without eating here. Israeli chef Shlomy offers a short list of carefully selected and perfectly prepared dishes. Depending on the availability of ingredients, you might start with grilled octopus o…
International in Playa Tamarindo

Sprout

Sprout specializes in – wait for it – healthy food. Here, 'healthy' is a code word for fresh, nutritious and delicious, with a menu featuring giant salad bowls, veggie wraps and straight-out-of-the-surf seafood (inc…
Asian in Playa Tamarindo

Dragonfly Bar & Grill

Dragonfly is beloved for its refined menu and its upscale tiki-bar atmosphere. The open-air dining room has twinkling lights and lanterns, with a subtle dragonfly motif throughout. The eclectic menu leans Asian, but…
Burgers in Playa Tamarindo

Surf Shack

If you are craving a big bad burger, Surf Shack has you covered, with a good selection of patties, thick-cut onion rings and irresistible milkshakes. Tin-can walls and surfboard decor create a super laid-back vibe, …
Costa Rican in Playa Tamarindo

El Casado del Carro

Doña Rosa has been delivering top-notch casados from her late-model Toyota hatchback for more than a decade. Her devoted Tico following lines up daily at noon, and she generally sells out by 2pm. You'll get your mea…
Pizza in Playa Tamarindo

La Baula

The best pizza in Tamarindo, by some accounts. This casual open-air restaurant has real wood-fired pizzas with a wide variety of toppings, as well as pastas and other Italian fare. It’s also one of the most family-f…
Lebanese in Playa Tamarindo

Falafel Bar

When you get tired of casados (as you do), head to this Middle Eastern cafe for all the faves: shawarma, falafel, tabbouleh, hummus and kebabs. The pita bread is made fresh daily. And now the place has improved on t…
Seafood in Playa Tamarindo

Nogui's

This friendly fish shack has one of the best beachfront locations in town. It's a perfect perch for a sunset drink or seafood dinner. There's nothing special going on with the food – just basic preparations served i…