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Main Street | Flamingo Marina Hotel, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
506 654 4141
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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch
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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  • 29
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  • 8
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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
Monkey Bar

The Ambience was nice the view of the Bay was picturesque. The Monkey Bar itself was set up nice with over 200 stuff monkeys hanging around the bar . Overall the food was okay. The shrimp & rice plate was very good the rice was very tasty. The drinks were too expensive . The local beer was just... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
kimmybaby3264
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Ambience was nice the view of the Bay was picturesque. The Monkey Bar itself was set up nice with over 200 stuff monkeys hanging around the bar . Overall the food was okay. The shrimp & rice plate was very good the rice was very tasty. The drinks were too expensive . The local beer was just ok. Lastly,... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were on the water taxi and a woman said walk to monkey bar. You will see lots of monkeys and great drinks. She said best time to go is around 4pm. So, off we went. We got there and needless to say, no monkeys. And what a rip off!!!!! I had a tropical drink and my husband had a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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