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Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-0598
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast place.

Good coffee. Good sandwiches. It is the ideal place to take breakfast. The Italian owners are really friendly. They have also all kind of smoothies.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Ilse W
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Veurne, Belgium
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Veurne, Belgium
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Good coffee. Good sandwiches. It is the ideal place to take breakfast. The Italian owners are really friendly. They have also all kind of smoothies.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Massimo loves to chat up his patrons. The food was very tasty. Massimo and Gia gave us some tips on where to buy fresh fish. What gems!

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Eagle, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Being our first visit to Tamarindo, the breakfast here is a great value. Which include juice and any coffee you wish Espresso and Cappacino included. The owners are very active and welcoming. Indoor and outdoor seating. They make their own breads on site also. You will not be disappointed.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Buon Apetito is a friendly little cafe in the heart of downtown Tamarindo. The cafe is owned by an Italian couple and features a selection of great itilian Gelato as well as some quality sandwiches, etc. The prices are very reasonable and the environment is very friendly. A Great stop if you need an espresso or maybe have a taste... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The homemade feel is evident and the love the woman puts into the place if felt when she welcomes and serves you. Food is great and it's less than 50 yards from the sand.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nice place with AC the owner was really nice as well the pizza was excellent also the ice cream was a delight. good stop on the main strip in the middle of the day .

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azurakat
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Cute little air conditioned cafe with humble and super friendly Italian owners. Finally a decent pizza in Tamarindo! I had just about given up hope! Also, the gelato beat other places hands down. Come give this place a try! You won't be sorry. 😄

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Get the coconut and banana smoothie with milk! They are so yummy!! Owner is from Italy and so sweet! Don't miss this great little shop! No credit cards so bring colones!

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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You can get many types of casual foods quickly and it's all good. I ate there every day for 2 weeks.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Honestly I was a little amazed by the good reviews. We were there in September and maybe it was because it was low season, but the food wasn't fresh and the service was awful. My husband wanted to leave before we ordered because the service was so bad, but I convinced him to stay and I'm sorry I did. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: 2653-0598

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?