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Main Street | Flamingo Marina Hotel, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
506 654 4141
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
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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  • 23
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 6
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Half way up the hill

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Rachael R
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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  • Bar scene
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great presentation for drinks. They have everything from snacks to dinners. They serve breakfast too.

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Saint George, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Only ate there once but it was very good. Quiet place but staff were very cordial. Atmosphere is nice. Close to the water.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Coconut shrimp and a giant margarita. The owner is the nicest little old man. It great to meet a family that takes that much pride in what they do.

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London, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Upon arrival staff was jovial, made suggestion for drinks, which we took, asked if we wanted fresh chips and guacamole. Drinks were not great but we finished them and enjoyed the shade and breeze and ordered another drink each. The bill came too $100 US for 8 drinks and a small bowl of chips and guacamole! Stick to beer and... More 

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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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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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