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El Coconut

Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
506-2653 0086
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Ranked #37 of 103 restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood, International
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We came here for the reviews and were disappointed. The food was nothing special, it was average. Prices are pretentious and items are definitely overpriced. The atmosphere and decoration of the place is nice but in the end you are eating facing an ugly street when you could be eating far better seafood at one of the many good beachfront... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a neat outdoor seating restaurant on the main road in Tamarindo. It has wonderful seafood and Excellent service!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The daily special (dorado) was great, in both of the styles we had and the yellowtail was perfect. Nice sides as well (the cassava was very tasty)

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Sudbury, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went with another couple and we had the $25.00 menu. Which included a main along with either a dessert or starter. Everything was very tasty. The only thing to be aware of and could use some improvement is the way they handle water. We got charged for two bottles of water. We ordered a bottle of water and they... More

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Orillia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner a great deal although the server had a very hard time communicating with us and we her. The Miss Piggy salad is badly named but tastes terrific! There is one waiter who seems to run interference for staff and diners taking payments and answering questions that the other servers may not understand. (I wish my Spanish... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We loved this place. We enjoyed the Shrimp stuffed Avocado appetizer. The dinner was cooked well with nice portions. The banana flambe was fun and delicious, using the local sugarcane alcohol for the fuel. What made our meal perfect was the fantastic service we got. Our waiter was personable, attentive and friendly. He explained all the options and led us... More

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Bocas Town, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We wen´t there with friends and we decided to order the $25 menu. We should have looked closer, but even though it has entrance, main and dessert you have to choose between entrance and dessert ( it was a very little note on top of the menu). The waitress didn´t tell us and so we ordered desserts even though we... More

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katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this review

It has been a long time since I have felt the need to clarify on the reviews left on El Coconut in Tamarindo, but this time I will be doing it point by point: * For the Prefixe menu you say "it was a very little note on top of the menu" informing you that the prefixe is a 2... More

Epsom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We really liked this restaurant which looked a bit more like a formal restaurant than many in Tamarindo. The fish was excellent and my wife who is a vegetarian found plenty to choose from. The staff were really friendly and we would have gone back again if we had more time.

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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Expensive meal - my wife & I each had lobster prepared differently - both overcooked, grilled was really dry. Lots of garlic, but not much lobster taste. Accompanying veggies overcooked. Lots of batter on some things with little taste. Weak, tasteless drinks too. I'd pass on el Coconut.

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Napanee, Ontario
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try El Coconut as it was always busy when we went by. The decor is nice and very clean. Thought the food was a bit pricey as we have eaten in other places along the same menu and felt we got more for our money. The food was good, a bit skimpy on the shrimp in the... More

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