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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 #48 of 113 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Price range: $15 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, great prices, outstanding view - perfect setting for a group or quiet romantic dinner

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was reluctant to go to this restaurant after seeing an episode of International House Hunters/Costa Rica. However, the staff was great, the view grand (Tamarindo Beach) and the food absolutely delicious!

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Martinsville, Virginia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nibbana Beach Bar & Restaurant was recommended to us by our shuttle driver from the airport. The lunch food was good (pizza, Arroz con Camerones, Roma Wrap) and the cerveza was cold. The view is fantastic at the tables by the beach, just be prepared for the locals to try to sell you there stuff that probably is made in... More

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

During most of our stay this place was empty. The food was OK at best and the customer service can use some improvement. The staff gets easily agitated if you ask for items that are on the dinner menu but only served during lunch. Then why not have 2 separate menus!

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We tried Nibbana on the recommendation of our friend Ernesto, who works the supper shift. We stopped in for lunch on one of our souvenir shopping trips in Tamarindo and we were not disappointed. Our party of 8 ordered everything from bacon wrapped scallops, to gumbo, chicken wings, wraps, burgers. We all loved our meals and happily ate every morsel.... More

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Papillion, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food here was good but not great, the location was right on the beach and there were bees and flys constantly attacking our food. Had the nachos and they were good just not great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food here was great, don't get me wrong, and the fire show wasn't bad. However, I'm not quite sure where I stand I the service. Initially the waiter appeared to have a cob on him, muttering something incomprehensible under his breath after he took our order, though he did improve as the evening went on. Also they got my... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Came here last here. Liked it. This time started out with a great server Ernesto and great sangrias. Unfortunately it was completely ruined by a very unwise and unexplainably rude manager. Ordered the tuna blackened and got a tuna soaked in pepper and so spicy I couldn't bear it. I'm Latino so let it be known I'm very tolerant of... More

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Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I just finished my first 2-week trip to Tamarindo, Costa Rica and Nibbana became one of my favorite establishments to dine at.. or even go to sip on a drink and relax. An amazing atmosphere with a variety of seating to choose from - from the bar, restaurant, under the tents, under palm trees.. and you are front row on... More

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Grecia, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place has 2 for 1 happy hour and a really good menu. We went in the evening and had great food, friendly staff and were lucky enough to catch a fire twirling show. We didn't get there for sunset, but were told it is a great place for that.

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