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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Bar scene
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Location, location, location

We went to Tamboo on our first night in Rincon after traveling all day. It is a great location, on the beach, and serves good food. Carlos was our waiter and he was awesome, a great welcome to Rincon. Drinks were good, Mojito and Rum Punch. Steak appetizer was fantastic! Go for the drinks and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Debbie T
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Hampton, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hampton, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We went to Tamboo on our first night in Rincon after traveling all day. It is a great location, on the beach, and serves good food. Carlos was our waiter and he was awesome, a great welcome to Rincon. Drinks were good, Mojito and Rum Punch. Steak appetizer was fantastic! Go for the drinks and the view, watch the surfers... More 

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Birmingham
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143 reviews 143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very nice establishment conveniently located in Rincon. This restaurant and bar has a beautiful atmosphere, is situated beside the ocean, and offers plenty of opportunity to sit and watch the day pass by. We started with the lettuce wraps and they were outstanding. We also had the fish wrap with tostidis (fried green plantains), grilled chicken wrap, steak kabob in... More 

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Roslyn, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tamboo has an amazing location and view. That is all that is good about the place. The food at your local diner is twice as good. The service is slow and surly, even by Caribbean standards. They over-serve people at the bar so that it has a frat house vibe. There are loads of better restaurants in the Puntas area... More 

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food and service were so good, we went back again during out stay. Our server pointed out the whales jumping in the ocean.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Good place with friends, good conversation, entrees, beers and the best in front of the beach!!! The personnel needs to be more attentive.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to this restaurant twice and the first nice, passed around different dishes with friends. Second time I couldn't help but order one of the things I had ordered the first time because it was so good. View is the best in the area. How good the drinks are depends on what you order, so order what you like and... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Wow want in the evening for a drink! Beautiful beachfront restaurant. On "Sandy Beach" in Rincon, full of young hipsters and surfers! Went back the next day for lunch after a surf and yummy yumm is all I can say ceviche, lettuce tacos and a chicken wrap all delicious! Nice friendly staff

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our lunch of mahi mahi sandwiches and french fries was very mixed. While the fish was good, the bread was horrible. Spongy, tasteless, maybe stale. Fries were great and sitting by the sea was very good. Service was good but all tourists.

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North Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stayed in Sandy beach area for a few days and enjoyed a great meal here. I had the ceviche and it was wonderful. It's a little pricey but the location is amazing! Funny though, alot of the workers at other area businesses try to steer you away from this place citing various reasons - salty, bad service, etc but I... More 

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WI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We have been to PR many times and this is our first visit to Ricon. I would describe this part of the island as a bohemian surfer parsdise.....if I were 24, I would have stayed. After doing our recon on Rincon, we picked Tamboo Seaside Grill for lunch. The perfect choice. We all had fresh seafood, salads and good drinks.... More 

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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?