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All 113 Tamarindo Restaurants

El Coconut

Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0086
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Ranked #37 of 113 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This setting could just as well be in LA or Paris; beautiful teak terracing, all handmade wood furnishing and the shining cobber from the bar and the lamps give that warmth and good feeling we all enjoy. The wait staff takes pride in being members of Team Coconut for years. It is their personalized attention that permits them to remember each client and their likings. Nowhere else will you feel as Welcome and Well attended as here. Every day the same words are repeated "The Client is the King". At El Coconut you will also find a truly professional kitchen where the main ingredients are "Heart & Soul". Who could be able to resist an Avocado filled with sauteed Shrimps, A Tropical Lobster prepared with fresh pineapple, raisins and ginger or not to forget the Surf & Turf even big enough to satisfy the hungriest surfer. Where else in Costa Rica would you find a temperate wine cellar of almost 1000 bottles? Nowhere that we know of. Our wine selection goes from the easy drinking Latin American table wines to finer selections such as Chateau Neuf du Pape, Penfold 389 and many more. Our seating capacity is more than 100. We are used to and truly enjoy arranging your special events; be that "The President's Club", incentive dinners, rehearsal dinners or weddings. Let us make your night that special night.
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St. Lucia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a superb outdoor restaurant with both covered and uncovered tables just across the road from the beach. The staff is courteous and professional and the owner, Katherine, is usually there to make sure everything runs smoothly. Excellent fish and salads.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The title says it all! This is the best restaurant in Tamarindo. The service was excellent, the dishes were perfectly flavored and the owner, Katharina, is a very sweet lady that you can see does her best to provide her clients with a great experience. I will definitely visit again next time I'm in Tamarindo :)

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

And how we would love to see you back again soon! You were both absolutely a charme to serve. May our roads cross again I hope :O) More

Carnelian Bay, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had just been prosed to at sunset on the beach, on my birthday by my boyfriend of 5 years. The whole trip was a surprise that just kept becoming more and more romantic. We went to El Coconut for dinner that evening and it really made the whole experience even better than it already was! Katharina, the owner, is... More

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

Thank you so much for share this amazing life event with us! I wish you all the best in your life long adventure together - You are truely an adorable couple! Hoping to see you back in Tamarindo soon and often :O) More

Syracuse, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went to El Coconut twice for lunch while we were at the beach, we just popped up to grab a bite to eat. The lunch was good, they have a small lunch menu where the burger was about $10 american and a chicken sandwich (i recommend this) was about the same. The menu was always the same both times... More

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of El Coconut! It is such a pleasure to be able to serve both lunch and dinner now. (we started with lunch just this year!) I am so glad to see that you enjoy both the burger and the sandwiches :O) It is a challenge to make more... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We held our rehearsal dinner and welcome party for our 20 wedding guests at El Coconut. From the moment we met Katharina on our planning trip last year (2013) we knew we wanted her involved in our wedding weekend in some way. She cares immensely about the experience that every person who walks in her restaurant receives. She is a... More

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing this experience not only with us but also by writing this review on TripAdvisor. If each year of your lives contains as many smiles as I saw on the evening of your rehearal dinner I beleive we can say that Happiness has not only been knocking on your door, but you have also known... More

Long Island, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was convienetly located right across the street from my hotel . Went there for a nice dinner . Wonderful service . The owner was a gem and so was her staff . The food portions were on the smaller side versus other restaurants , yes that's true , but it was filling and rich with flavor . Thank... More

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

And Thank You so much for this beautiful review :O) It is always a true pleasure when "new neighbourghs" become clients & friends! Looking forward to seeing you again next year :O) More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's always a pleasure to return to El Coconut. The food is consistently wonderful and the service is great! Each plate is a work of art and perfect for the palate. Katharina makes you feel like family. I'll be back when I return to Tamarindo next year!

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

Thank you so much! What a compliment! When you say "consistently wonderfull" and I know that you have been coming every year the last 10 years - That is a True Compliment that Warms My Heart! :O) Looking forward to seeing you soon again. More

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We tried many restaurants in Tamarindo and we were very disappointed in all of them. On our last day in Tamarindo we found El Coconut and were completely blown away. The owner is a pure delight to talk with. I had a lobster dish that is one of the best meals in my life. We are from Dallas Texas with... More

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

How nice of you to take the time to write this so positive feed back! Thank you so much :O) There are many that will agree with you on the Lobster - that is for sure! Trying to have some fun with the dishes; and mixing Fresh Lobster with Tropical Ingredients such as Pineapple, Raisins and Ginger sure has been... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We came here for dinner on a night that the restaurant was not crowded. We were very surprised, after eating in town all week of the prices, small portions and not so hot service.

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. First of all; I am so sorry that we did not live up to your expectations on the evening of your dinner! It sadens me that I did not catch up on this... I wish I could have done something more to serve you better. Hopefully you might give us... More

Vicksburg, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visit Costa Rica often and have eaten at many restaurants, but El Coconut is always our favorite. Catherina, the owner, is always available to take special care of anything you need and she always has the freshest local seafood that is prepared superbly. No need to dress up, in fact we came from the beach, put on some dry... More

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time of your busy schedule to give us this positive feed back on El Coconut! And you are so right: Dressing up is NOT necessary despite the table cloth on the tables and the cloth napkins :O) I do hope to see you back again in between you adventures soon again! More

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