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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 #47 of 113 Restaurants in Tamarindo
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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 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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Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had such a good time here with my sister and then a couple weeks later with Dstry. The cocktails for happy hour are perfect, the don't pour less alcohol because its happy hour. Staff are friendly and service is steady. Enjoying the sunset here is a must when entertaining guest. The food is excellent, freshly prepared and good portions.... More

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Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you are not on the beach taking photos of the sunset you should be here drinking Margarita's at one of the beach side tables as the sun goes down. Hands down the best Margarita I have had in Tamarindo and happy hour means all their drinks are on special. Have only had appetizers but food was very good with... More

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Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed unfortunately only two nights in Tamarindo but during our stay we wandered into Nibbana 3 times! Excellent fast service, great food and drinks. We had a couple of different bartenders and waiters and all were attentive and fun! Such a great location on the beach and a perfect place to watch the sunset!

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San Jose
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After surf lessons, we decided to grab a bite at Nibbana's Beach club. We are glad we did! Our server was very attentive and patient, we were a big table. All I have to say is that I already have a big craving for the seafood platter or "mariscada" really amazing! Highly recommend it!

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