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Tamboo Tavern

Road 413 Km 4.4 Interior | Sandy Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #28 of 65 restaurants in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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68% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I ordered the Tempura onion salad for $11.65. It was the outside of a medium sized onion fried with raw onions and tomatoes inside, and included 2 very small pieces of Gouda wrapped in prosciutto. Definitely overpriced and not enough for a meal!! Drinks were delicious and I tasted someone else's tuna salad which was great.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were a party of four (husband, daughter (18), friend (17) and myself). We went for the sunset and sat on the deck (terrace). Beautiful view of the sunset behind the big boulder wall. It is set on Sandy beach, which a nice one (not so rocky) to sit on (chairs are nice if you can bring them). A few... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I love the vibe here and love the views from the deck, especially awesome since they added the second level. This place is always a must-go when I come to Rincon. I haven't had their food so I can't say anything about that but the mojitos are the best you will ever have. Period. Fun, chill atmosphere during the day... More

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We ate dinner here in late February, the setting is beautiful since the restaurant is on the beach with a view of the ocean. The food and service were also very good. We had a party of 10 everyone ordered something different and they all enjoyed their meal. The service for the 10 people was also friendly and efficient. Would... More

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Newburyport MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Fun location at popular surf beach, but not the greatest food. We had a group of 8 on a busy night, it's a small space and they had trouble squeezing us in. Location and people were nice, extremely casual, but food as just ok.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Tamboo is literally 2 doors down from our house. It's a fun, raucous scene on weekend nights, with a DJ and lots of beautiful people ready to drink hard. On the weeknights and lunches, its a laid back island beach bar. A bit overpriced, but decent food and great views. Don't get the burgers, they're bland. Get fish and you'll... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stopped here several times during my quick stay in Rincon and had a fantastic time every time. The service was hit or miss, but the views and specials were second to none in the area. The food was better than expected. Definitely get involved with the happy hour specials.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Love tamboo! The location in Puntas is the best of Rincon. Very relaxing for dining with your love or stay long hours with friends. The terrace and the upper deck offer a spectacular views of sunsets and Puntas Beach. The Mojito drink is awesome here with live music, great staff and very good food!

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We came here twice - once for drinks and snacks on our arrival to Rincon. The view of the ocean and surfers was great. Loved the fries calamari. We came last night for dinner. We both had the breaded snapper filet, which was very good. Come hungry. The portions are very generous.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

While staying in Rincon, we went to Tamboo Tavern several times for drinks and food. The location is great - right on Sandy Beach...so, great ocean sunset views. The frozen margaritas could be good or watered down tasting, I guess depending on the bartender. Once when we sent two back, the bartender was visibly upset. The calamari was very good.... More

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