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Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-0598
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Ranked #42 of 131 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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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Eagle, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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