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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
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Ranked #45 of 109 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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82% Recommend
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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I used to love Nibbana and was a loyal dinner customer for years and a loyal three year happy hour customer. Lately the service has gone down the deep end and is backed up by rude employees. If you want your moneys worth and attentive service and a friendly atmosphere I seriously advise you to go else where. Other great... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nous allons à e restaurant depuis 2 ans et depuis juillet cette année le service est devenu le pire que j'ai vu dans tout Tamarindo. This is the worst place ever don't go there, the waiters are rude and the owner doesnt care about her customers. They charge over price and they dont want any complains and they take forever... More

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Lombard, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food was great and our server, Erik, was very attentive and made sure we had everything we wanted. Our bartender, Jonathan, refused to let our drinks get anywhere close to empty….they were super friendly, attentive and fun to be around. Plus…we could watch the sun set from our spot at the bar or any table at the restaurant….a little... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent location on the beach with good food, service and ambience. Nice touch with mini soup appetizer.

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was so excited to go to the restaurant when I saw it, it was located on the beach, the food looked great on the menu, it was featured on House Hunter International. There was so much hype to it. Although the evening that we went right after sunset, it took us 20 minutes to get the waiters attention just... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I have been living in Tamarindo for the last 8 months and Nibbana is definitely one of our favourite places in town. Firstly, they have the BEST spot on the beach! We have enjoyed countless sunsets sitting at Nibbana's for dinner. We take full advantage of Nibbana's happy hour often. They have incredible drinks and food. Some... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Visited the 1st time in 2011 and it was awful but wife wanted to give it another chance. Stopped for happy hr drinks, Long Island and Green Sunset(?) and they were so bad we couldn't finish them. They were so bad we didn't even want to order any food. There's better food and drinks than this and I'm puzzled at... More

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Mt. Pleasant, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My family and I ate here on our recent vacation. The pizza is absolutely delicious; the best pizza we found in Tamarindo. The location is perfect and we ate under a wide tent on the actual beach front with a nice breeze and gorgeous view. The drinks are 2 for 1 during happy hour and they do take credit cards.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went to Nibbana with friends during our vacation in Tamarindo. We loved the restaurant on the beach and the liveliness of the surroundings. We would rate the food as average, but one highlight was the entertainment. Costa Rican fire dancers performed and we also enjoyed the singer who played guitar. This is a spot you will want to go to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good food, but check out the Caesars! Being a Calgarian, Nibbana's Caesars were picture worthy and delicious.

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