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Nibbana Beach Bar & Restaurant

100 Meters South of the Diria Hotel Behind the Coastal Estates Real Estate Office | ., Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
506-2653-2222
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Ranked #42 of 103 restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Come and enjoy our Green Flash at Sunset... and that's just the beginning! With a down- island atmosphere, we take the best from Key West, combine it with flavors from Chicago, add French and Latino cuisine for good measure….and the intersection lands in Tamarindo at Nibbana!
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience and excellent food. Our server, David, was pleasant and helpful and always smiling. He contributed significantly to our very positive experience. Highly recommend this restaurant! We had sea bass and ribeye both perfectly prepared. Owner came and chatted with us and made sure we were enjoying our experience.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have been to Nibbana's several times. The food is first class, excellent service and wonderful scenery. Highly recommend!

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to relax at Oceanside and enjoy a good meal. The entertainment creates a fun atmosphere to round it all out.

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Top spot for a family dinner. Not sure how many of us were around the table but all had a wonderful time. FOOD(more than we could eat) what a tray full, MUSIC (even entertaining to our little guests) , the LIGHT show was a beautiful. What more can I say but that the experience WAS AWESOME !

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Folsom, California
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I'm a food snob After trying several of the higher recommended restaurants, I was drawn in by Nibanna's Happy Hour signs. While other restaurants' fresh seafood tasted like they removed the breaking off frozen fish sticks, every dish I have eaten at Nibanna has been excellent and their prices are great. I have eaten over half of meals here since... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Had the best lunch ever at Nibbana during our stay in Tamarindo, it was so good in fact that we went back for dinner a few days later, great service , friendly staff and owners . The chef knows his stuff for sure. Also had great entertainment during the dinner hour in the latter part of the week. This is... More

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mendocino
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Saw some real negative feedback on Nibbana in some earlier reviews here. I didn't check them out on TA so we just made a spontaneous visit for dinner. If I had read the reviews first I might not have gone, but our group of four thoroughly enjoyed the ocean front setting, the food (Chicken Curry for me), the drinks, the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I really enjoyed this place. The staff was friendly. The food is good. You can either sit inside by the sports bar, or closer to the beach. They had a reggae band playing and a cool breeze, it was very nice. They also were giving out samples of local liquor .

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Longmont, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We ended up here after walking around downtown for awhile. It is right on the beach and the sunset was lovely, but that's about as good as it got. Our food had little flavor and meat was over-cooked. They brought us the wrong appetizer (after our dinners were served) and it took us several minutes to flag down the waiter.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Came for lunch. Ordered chicken fingers for kids, ceviche and the cheeseburger. Chicken was good, a lot of meat and not a lot of bread crumbs, which is a good thing. Ceviche was good too. The cheeseburger was very garlicky and I wouldn't order that again. We set at the beach area hoping it would be more breezy but to... More

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