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La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-0846
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Ranked #16 of 130 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pizza, International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Huacas, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We've visited La Esquina a couple times already and I have to say that this is my most favorite restaurant in all of Tamarindo! The wood fired pizza is awesome, prices are excellent ($12-$13) and the staff is very attentive and friendly. They are only open for dinner so if you are Jones’ing for a great wood fire pizza you... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you find this place open (don't go before 6pm), you must stop!! The pizza is great and you will probably meet the owner too. Very nice and a wonderful Italian menu. TRY IT!!

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Ontario, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We'd just arrived in Tamarindo and after a long day - up early, flight from Canada, rental car, driving here, finding our Condo! - we just wanted a quiet dinner consisting of "comfort food!" Since I'm Italian, pizza was the perfect choice! We didn't feel like walking too far and wanted a quiet setting - music, food, relaxing - but... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I can see why this would be some people's favourite place for pizza in Tamarindo. The pizza I had was very good indeed. Thin and crispy from the wood fired oven, with plenty of toppings and cheese. It is a very nice setting if you are eating in and once you are sat down, you wouldn't think you were just... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great restaurant, which is a perfect place after a long day at the beach! Service was excellent, and I enjoyed the atmosphere. I ended up going back more than once because the pizza was so good.

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Huacas, Costa Rica
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Daniel has created a restaurant that has become our favorite Italian restaurant in Tamarindo. His wood fire pizzas are well crafted and the cheese selections are the most flavorful we have had in Costa Rica. Service is excellent and most friendly, with prices being very affordable. We visit La Esquina whenever we get the pizza urge and have taken friends... More 

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Dallas, TX
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We got take out after a long day on the beach and it was perfect! The staff is super friendly and wants to please. Fresh ingredients and fast service makes for happy customers. We enjoyed everything we ordered!

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Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

These 13" (I think) pizzas are a great deal. Taste fresh. Excellent service and didn't take them long to cook the pizzas in the wood fired outside oven. Beer was cold. Very good value.

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Tampa, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

La Esquina is on the corner in Tamarindo, very near the Super 2001. The restaurant is open air with a bar and very nicely appointed. The staff is very helpful and speak English as well as Spanish. I have eaten pizza in 4 restaurants in Tamarindo and Esquina is the best!

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The wood fired pizza was fantastic, really good fresh made caparinahas and a nice outdoor atmosphere. Wandered in her our first night and would definitely recommend it.

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Additional Information about La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria

Address: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2653-0846
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
Cuisine: Pizza, International

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