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Tamboo Seaside Grill

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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
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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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Great Location and Food

The location of this place couldn't be better, as it is on Sandy Beach and you can catch great sunsets. We came here three times during our stay, twice for dinner and once for drinks on a Friday night. At night, it was crowded, there was a place to dance, and the bartenders were attentive. During... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
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Columbia, Maryland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It took us 4 hours to drive from San Juan to Rincon. Tamboo was the closest place to eat from where we stayed so we went there as soon as we dropped off our bags. Our service was excellent. The food is so-so. But, if you are looking for something fast with American-type food, this is your place!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I would not advise anybody to stay here I seeing roaches going inside the bar and in the kitchen they had finance which would termites all in my bed the place was horrible and the rooms are over price and the food is over price.

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St. George Utah
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were disappointed with the Tamboo only because the food was so great the first night - ordered salads, chicken wings and Calamari to die for - then we went back two nights later and about half of us (18 in total) got decent food and the other half was terrible. We could only assume there was a different cook... More 

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Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Food is pretty good. I sent my niece to go pay bill and she forgot to leave a tip. I went to the waitress as we left and asked if it was too late to add the tip or should I leave cash. She said it was ok because she added a tip herself! I couldn't believe it! People like... More 

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Beside_The_Pointe, Manager at Tamboo Seaside Grill, responded to this review

Dear Paul S. Thank you very much for your feedback, it help us improve our services. We are really sorry you feel this way about our property. Our menu has a note that reads: "15% gratuity maybe added to the total bill. Groups of 6 or more 20%'; it is obvious you did not has the chance to read it.... More 

New Jersey
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The location of this place couldn't be better, as it is on Sandy Beach and you can catch great sunsets. We came here three times during our stay, twice for dinner and once for drinks on a Friday night. At night, it was crowded, there was a place to dance, and the bartenders were attentive. During the two times we... More 

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San Juan & Rincon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I met some friends for lunch at the Tamboo . The meeting was great and we were able to talk about our projects and the food was good. We ordered Fish Sandwiches with Tostones. We had good service and the sandwiches were great. The atmosphere was good and after lunch we walked down to the beach to meet my friends... More 

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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a beautiful spot for dinner! Sitting in a covered patio looking out at surfers and Sandy Beach. Parking can be a little tough and they ticket if not in the lot! Food was really, really good. Recommend fresh seafood. Nice bar and drinks, too.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I will never stay here again. Internet sucked, no hot water and rooms were tiny and over priced. There were yellow stains on the bed cover (not sure what that was). The bartenders are too busy trying to pick up on women to take your drink order. Cops showed up the second night we were there to break up something.... More 

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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The winters are packed! Summer it's just average. Good beach bar with amazing views. Kind of the spot to go for locals after the other bars shut down. Please start showing up after 10ish. Amazing sunset views and pretty quick service.

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food was decent, but nothing to write home about. The view is tremendous if you want to watch the sunset while having cocktails. The service was also decent.

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Address: Road 413 Km 4.4 Interior | Sandy Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-823-8550
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Rincon
Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view

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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