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Main Street | Flamingo Marina Hotel, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
506 654 4141
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a local bar/restaurant the Monkey Bar is one of the best! The snack foods, chicken wings and fries, are good!!! They make great tropical drinks and the bar staff are really friendly. You'll usually see a number of locals hanging out there. Best of all it does have a great view of the Pacific!!!

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Staying at an all inclusive resort and walking 5 minutes to sit outside and pay for $10 dollar margaritas and $10 guacamole made it average. Owner was really nice and it was worth it to see some monkeys and to see what the famous "Monkey Bar" was about.

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Chicago
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126 reviews 126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on New Years Day so the place seemed a little "sluggish" which I understand. We were about to drive from Flamingo to Arenal and needed a little energy. Great views from up high in the Flamingo Marina Resort, under a palapa and next to a pool where kids and adults were lounging. We ordered a... More 

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texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Have been here several times, staple for Playa Flamingo! Good staff plus great views.. the potty could use some work but that's CR for ya...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm here during the low season (i.e. there are two other patrons here). The food and drink I ordered was good. The view of the bay is great. There's a lovely breeze, which is a nice thing in the middle of the hot day. It's quite relaxing up here, but that may be in part due to the mojito I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

we walked over to this place from our hotel; food and drink prices are a bit high (all inclusive at hotel) and we didn't see any monkeys. They said certain times were better to see them but we didn't have time to return.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I asked for a margarita and got some gross blue drink with honey or agave necter or something. It was really bitter. Flies everywhere and we didn't see any monkeys. Disappointing, but we aren't big drinkers or into nightlife or local life, so it wasn't really our thing.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You can get most of the menu at home...Nothing special..Service was friendly the bar was OK, but the menu was underwhelming.

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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I had one drink each. We were the only ones there. Paid the bill and watched the bartender take her cut right in front of me. Figured she needed it more than we did but won't EVER be back. Beware!

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was the pool at the condo where we stayed. The bar staff was very friendly and the beers nice and cold. The only suggestion would be better pool chairs.

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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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