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Tamboo Seaside Grill

$$$
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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Road 413 Km 4.4 Interior | Sandy Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico
787-823-8550
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Description: World renowned restaurant and bar. Selected best bar in the Caribbean and...
World renowned restaurant and bar. Selected best bar in the Caribbean and the Americas by major travel and fashion magazines.
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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Location!

Imagine playing on the beach, feeling hungry, and then being able to just walk up some steps, shower off, and sit down to a fabulous meal and an ice cold beer. Tamboo is located right on Sandy Beach, one of Rincon's more popular playas. Seating is overlooking beach/ocean and they also have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
SocietyandCulture
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Imagine playing on the beach, feeling hungry, and then being able to just walk up some steps, shower off, and sit down to a fabulous meal and an ice cold beer. Tamboo is located right on Sandy Beach, one of Rincon's more popular playas. Seating is overlooking beach/ocean and they also have rooftop seating. The food was very good, but... More 

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Emeryville, California, USA
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Man I've been going to the Tamboo since I went to college in Mayaguez around 1999 up to whenever I go visit PR. This place is magical. Right by the beach, great views, awesome 2nd floor terrace, good drinks and excellent ambiance. If you are in Rincon, don't miss out on this gem!

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

American food with a Caribbean accent. It was fresh and delicious, with a beautiful view right on the beach. The service was great! Everything we ordered was unique and perfectly prepared. And I know it doesn't matter but it's so close to the water that little hermit crabs sometimes come on to the deck looking for crumbs. We thought they... More 

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New York, NY
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are interested in a great restaurant/bar right on the beach, with delicious food (nice mix of criolla and New American), wonderful service, and a great blend of locals and tourists - this is the place to go! The beach volleyball court and upstairs lounge are also definite pluses. Not to be missed if you are in the neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food was tasty, innovative. Service was perfect. Tamboo deserves a much higher rating! Servers were friendly, helpful. Setting is pretty

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Neat, lots of nice music, delicious food and right in from of the ocean. The rooms are comfortable a little loud at night but is OK.

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had dinner with coworkers and everyone loved what was ordered. I had the ceviche as an appetizer and corn crusted grouper for my meal and it was absolutely fantastic. I had samples of my coworkers yellow fin tuna and mahi mahi and they were also excellent. Seated by the kitchen and the chefs were very professional and serious about delivering... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

it was clean, the food was great, the people were friendly, Just a great place to hang out! I had four adult children with me (twenty something, all of them) and they had a wonderful time. The location was great, a little out of the way but perfect just the same. We went back for lunch and it was not... More 

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California
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Really lively fun atmosphere, good selection for vegetarians too. I ordered a quinoa bowl with really delicious rice and beans. Drinks specials were great, only $3.50 for strong rum cocktails with fresh juices. Very friendly staff. Pick a table with shade as it does get hot even though its right on the water. Very casual, most people came straight from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful cevechi and the lobster. Lobster was the BIGGEST I have ever seen and so tasty. Service was nice and attentive but parking was difficult, luckily i arrived when someone was leaving. Located right on the beach so every table in the place had a great view.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road 413 Km 4.4 Interior | Sandy Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rincon
  • Phone Number: 787-823-8550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene

Description

World renowned restaurant and bar. Selected best bar in the Caribbean and the Americas by major travel and fashion magazines.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?