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Buon Apetito

Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-0598
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Ranked #45 of 127 Restaurants in Tamarindo
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
azurakat
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Be sure to double check quality and freshness of ingredients! Maybe because it was low season, but still no excuse, the pizza dough had spots of mold and the meat tasted as if it was expired. When I shared the issue with Maximo, the owner, be was very defensive and aggressive and said that nothing was wrong. This was enough... More 

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Aurora
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stopped by after the farmers market and had fresh delicious authentic Italian sandwiches. The owner and staff are super friendly and attentive. Perfect stop before hitting the beach. Definitely wish we would have found it earlier in our vacation I would have eaten there daily!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great authentic Italian owner from Sicily. Authentic home made sandwiches, pizza made by his momma at fair prices. And of course wonderful Expresso!! Right next to La Palapa (JW Marriott shuttle drop off spot)

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Arroyo Grande, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stumbled into this place one morning to avoid the heat and met Gea, the owner, and became instantly hooked. This is basic food, lovingly prepared, but I think Gea gets all the credit. She is extremely friendly and helpful in you're a tourist needing assistance. We've been back twice since and will hit it a couple more times before... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The owners are very nice. Food was excellent. Would definitely head back! Had a simple panini and it was amazing. The ingredients were all fresh and the bread was very tasty. Restaurant is clean and air conditioned.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Ate the sandwich 'buon apetito' which was very tastefull and could replace a whole meal :-). The owner is a genuine sicilian and he knows how to make his panini!

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Additional Information about Buon Apetito

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

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