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Pizzeria La Baula

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100 meters north from Hotel Pasatiempo | Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-1450
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Una pizzeria con una atmosfera unica, un ambiente acogedor,casual y de...
Una pizzeria con una atmosfera unica, un ambiente acogedor,casual y de entorno agradable... el mejor lugar para cenar en Tamarindo!Nuestro menu es especializado en pizzas a la carta, ensaladas, variedad de vinos, postres y nuestros famosos gelatos.Ademas contamos con mesas al aire libre, columpios y tobogan para ninos.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty, thin crust pizza..yummy

It is an open air (like most in Tamarindo) eating and the owner is authentic Italian. The pizza was delicious and piping hot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is an open air (like most in Tamarindo) eating and the owner is authentic Italian. The pizza was delicious and piping hot.

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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

La Baula offered wonderful thin crust pizzas in a beautiful open-air setting. The smoothies were excellent as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

La Baula had the best atmosphere of the places in town, since it's off the beaten path and is large and has attractive décor and a play area for the kids. There was live music when we were there, which was nice. The salad was ok, and the pizza was average. I thought the cheese overwhelmed the crust a bit.

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Annapolis MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Not even kidding... If we are in Tanarindo for 2 weeks we eat here at least 3 times. Great pizza great salads great staff. We visit Tamarindo a couple times a year and this is our go to place for a great casual meal and to catch up on the local news. Everything is very fresh...and save room the chocolate... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great thin crust pizza. Any topping you want and fast made in a brick oven. Bit pricey but worth it. Bit of a walk from WRSC but worth it for a night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Got 4 pizzas. All were wonderful. Hawaiian pizza had tons of fresh pineapple on it. The service was a little slow, but it was all made fresh to order.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went at the recommendation of friends. I've eaten pizza in Italy and a few places in the Guanacaste area. There are several places in the Tamarindo area that have good, authentic Italian pizza. This isn't one. Who eats pizza with a fork and knife? The cheese and crust were subpar. I wouldn't go back...there's too many other decent places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

There are a lot of pizza places in tamarindo for a relatively small town. I did not go to all of them. La Baula was recommended by friends and we liked the pizza and the drinks at too, but the attraction was the open patio floor plan with subdued night lighting and a cool vibe. Service was spotty but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went here on our last night of vacation. We were feeling a little homesick so we wanted some comfort food. The pizza is similar to what my Italian family member cooks us when he visits from Italy. It's true, the service isn't the quickest but it's worth the wait and the atmosphere is delightful. They had live music the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were tired of rice and beans and had seen this restaurant up the road from the Green Papaya (an excellent choice). The ambience is so nice and the pizzas were fantastic! As was the service. I highly recommend it.

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Additional Information about Pizzeria La Baula

Address: 100 meters north from Hotel Pasatiempo | Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2653-1450
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 meters north from Hotel Pasatiempo | Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: 2653-1450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

Una pizzeria con una atmosfera unica, un ambiente acogedor,casual y de entorno agradable... el mejor lugar para cenar en Tamarindo!Nuestro menu es especializado en pizzas a la carta, ensaladas, variedad de vinos, postres y nuestros famosos gelatos.Ademas contamos con mesas al aire libre, columpios y tobogan para ninos.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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