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Main Street | Flamingo Marina Hotel, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
506 654 4141
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
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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  • 33
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  • 10
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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
Beautiful views of the Marina.

This was a fun place to stop for a drink. There were "monkeys" (stuffed) everywhere. The view of the Marina was beautiful.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
451kristineb
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fun place to stop for a drink. There were "monkeys" (stuffed) everywhere. The view of the Marina was beautiful.

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Thank 451kristineb
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Waited 1 hour for the waiter to ask us for drinks. It is as if they don't want to do business. We stood up and ask ourselves for the menu at the bar, they said they would bring it us, a half an hour went by....so we stood up and left to another restaurant. The manager was sitting in the... More 

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Thank David C
The Villages, Florida
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten there twice since we arrived. It is right across the street from our rental. Had the pasta Bolognese which was very tasty. Husband had the chicken with rice which he enjoyed. Second night he had the coconut shrimp which was outstanding. I had chicken wings which were a bit overcooked, and a chef salad which was excellent. Onion... More 

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Thank Helen K
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The security at the gate should.have been my first clue. The good news is that I wasn't patted down. The bad news is they fleeced me for $10 usd for a pina colada... But with chocolate it was tasty...but not worth the ten smackeroos. You are paying for the view.

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Thank Keesha P
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Its not the food .. its the view. this is a friendly lovely local watering Hole . Go for drinks before and after sunset. The staff and crowd is friendly. The food is mediocre.

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Thank marsha r
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Just don't bother with the monkey bar. Unless your really drunk and starving you aren't going to be happy.

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Thank Canontherun
Dallas, Georgia
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

With as expensive as food and drinks can be in Playa Flamingo (13% tax plus 10% tip) this place was a pleasant surprise. We went twice for happy hour and the bar wasn't terribly crowded and we got excellent seats with views of the water as the sun was going down. The second time we went we each had two... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I ate here three evenings during my weeks stay in Flamingo. The food is great, staff friendly, nice drinks selection and superb views of the bay. Although they don't advertise this, as long as you eat there they will allow you to swim in their pool and use the loungers, although there are no showers. Good experiences all round!

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Thank Jirvbon
Clarksville, Tennessee
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

We found this little gem on our trip and loved it. The Monkey Bar has multiple stuffed monkeys hanging from the ceiling and sides of the tiki hut. We have a Long Island iced tea, very good and a very large portion, along with the chicken nachos, also was large and good. It has an excellent view of the water... More 

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Thank Nonie Burchfiel... B
Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This place is a quiet place with beach access and amazing pools! Reasonable prices for food and the drinks are really good. amazing views of the ocean and mountains.

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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: Families with children, Scenic view, 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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