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Main Street | Flamingo Marina Hotel, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
506 654 4141
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks
Description: A quaint and cozy casual lunch and dining with most spectacular views in...
A quaint and cozy casual lunch and dining with most spectacular views in the area with swim up bar and fun and happy hour! High season special events like Thanksgiving & Superbowl!
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  • 28
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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What a surprise for our Aggie family to walk into this bar in Costa Rica and see A&M flags on the wall! We had appetizers and drinks while enjoying the beautiful view. The food was ok, drinks fabulous and it was fun to look at the Aggie and Cowboys items all around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Shuber98
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  • Bar scene
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is so amazing, if you come to flamingo, you should have to come here and spend the time at the pool drink local beer or some sexo en la playa .. The pool was so clean, it just a couple block from our condominium, we order local beer and some fast food ( delicious) i believe this place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a surprise for our Aggie family to walk into this bar in Costa Rica and see A&M flags on the wall! We had appetizers and drinks while enjoying the beautiful view. The food was ok, drinks fabulous and it was fun to look at the Aggie and Cowboys items all around.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We came here looking for lunch and drinks. Long story short- felt like a tourist trap. Drinks were double the price of everywhere else we went, we didn't order any food for the same reason. The view was lackluster, just a pool and families hanging around. There were TVs and a bunch of stuffed monkeys hanging from the ceiling. The... More 

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Really great burgers. Fun place to eat drink and visit with friends. Some things thing on menu were kink of pricey. It has a great view of marina.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We ate dinner at Monkey bar our first night getting to Playa Flamingo. Food was good but not memorable. We ate on the deck next to the pool. The view of the marina was nice. It probably would have been nicer to go without kids and eat/drink at the swim-up bar. Service was kind of slow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I are staying in the flamingo marina condos, so this bar is steps from our place. We head down here on our downtime to swim, drink, chat and meet new people. Esteban (bar tender) is great and has remembered my name since the day we arrived. The drinks are good. So are the ceviche and the nachos.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

great cocktails and right on the beach. good ceviche too! prices are average, then again you will pay mandated tax and gratuity in the entire country. bathroom clean as well.

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Warne, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I ordered a Red Snapper (whole fish) and it was a little smaller and a little more expensive than ones at other restaurants however it was grilled to perfection with surprisingly good French fries. My wife had a nacho plate which was very large and pretty tasty. Drinks were on the high side and rather weak. I asked for a... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was much better than I expected although a little slow. The waitstaff was very friendly, but the kitchen was a little far making it difficult to keep up. Delicious casados and since we were staying at the resort it was very convenient.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Great views on deck Needed more fans indoor Nice menu and drinks Will return next year hope live music could be added

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Address: Main Street | Flamingo Marina Hotel, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 654 4141
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street | Flamingo Marina Hotel, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
  • Phone Number: 506 654 4141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

A quaint and cozy casual lunch and dining with most spectacular views in the area with swim up bar and fun and happy hour! High season special events like Thanksgiving & Superbowl!

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