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On the Beach! | Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
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Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Healthy, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Long loved by locals, the secret is out on Lola's fantastic staff serving top-notch organic fare in a beautiful open-air beachfront setting. Gorgeous homemade wooden tables and chairs are set at water's edge under the shade of palm trees and umbrellas. Fresh seared tuna, big healthy salads, Dutch fries, pizzas and all new tacos are the favorites, alongside fruit smoothies, delicious sandwiches and fish & chips! Banana bread, coffee & smoothies starting at 8 a.M. Full menu from 11 a.M. To 5 p.M. Bar open to sunset. Closed Mondays. Cash, Visa & MasterCard.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We seeked this place out based upon a recommendation of a friend. The setting is awesome, nice wooden chairs facing the beach, lots of shade, groomed white sand, and a big pig lunging around! The beach is beautiful and the service was great. Food was a okay but the prices were expensive. I guess you pay for the view.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is THE place to go in Playa Avellanas. Beachfront, good food, reasonable prices and the only place to park your gear except the sand.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a nice, simple place to eat, drink, relax and go surfing. The food is very good, (smoothies too!) and the staff is awesome. You can get a hammock to relax in or choose a chair to watch the ocean. My wife and I are vegan and the staff made sure we were accommodated. Prices are reasonable. Large groups... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I had the tuna salad....twice! It was so good, could have been at an exclusive restaurant anywhere! Because my credit card has a chip, i had to go to the kitchen to pay. AS I was waiting, the waiter saw me moving to the music I guess and danced a merengue with me! Had a blast :)

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved Lolas! Great service, fresh food and reasonably priced. The beach is truly amazing. We had calamari and chicken satay, delicious. We are staying in Tamarindo and this was worth the drive. Check out other beaches in the same area, especially Playa Negra, stunning views and a pristine beach.

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Stokes Bay, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We have been exploring the different beaches around Tamarindo and headed out to Playa Allevena. Although not far, much of the road was full of large potholes. We felt we were arriving at a really out of the way beach. What a surprise to find Lola's right on the beach! Beautiful wood tables and novel plank chairs all nestled in... More 

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Cape Cod, MA
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We just returned from a 2+ week stay and frequented Playa Avellanas and Lolas on a number of occasions. The location is exceptional, directly on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. The food and drink at Lolas were exceptional. Try the soft shrimp tacos or the ceviche and you won't be disappointed. There were 6 of us... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great food and great ambiance. We had a great table to see the bar and the ocean. The waiter was a bit busy but the tuna salad was fantastic.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Read the reviews and thought we needed to check it out. We stayed at the JW Marriott and walked the beach to Lola's. You should go at low tide as there is a water crossing, ankle deep at low tide, could be chest deep or more at high tide. This only applies to the walk from the Marriott. We went... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Every time we visit Costa Rica we have lunch here, with the main reason being the phenomenal Beach View! (And, we always feel quite fortunate when we actually find the place, because it is "hidden" away quite well!) There is a parking lot right beside Lola's, but it would be smarter to either park along the road leading into Lola's,... More 

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Address: On the Beach! | Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2652 9097
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Playa Avellanas
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Healthy, Organic

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