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Across the street from hotel portofino | In front of largest white building in town, Tamarindo 32333, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1268
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 264
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  • 22
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  • 11
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant!

Great food and good prices! I never liked falafel until I ate it at the Falafel bar! The chicken shawarma is amazing, and the pitas are made freshly every day. The salads are fresh and tasty, and the hot sauce is the bomb! I love this spot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Tryxie C
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great food and good prices! I never liked falafel until I ate it at the Falafel bar! The chicken shawarma is amazing, and the pitas are made freshly every day. The salads are fresh and tasty, and the hot sauce is the bomb! I love this spot!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Loved the falafel with hummus. .Grandparents came to visit and went there for dinner 5/8 nights they stayed. Truly authentic israeli food. Mint lemonade is awesome as well.

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Calgary
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I were craving falafel and the Falafel Bar totally delivered (not literally, I picked it up, but I think they really do deliver, you just have to ask). Everything about the meal was great and we will definitely be returning.

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Devon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had a takeaway falafel, with pitta bread and salad. My wife really loved it took her back to her days in Israel. Good service. Good location. If you want a taste of Israel this is the place to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Im traveling five months already and after all of this time i was really happy to eat some food that gave me a memory to my home Really tasty food and great service! Worth visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

I ate there during the week i was in town every thing was so good so original authentic fresh and yummy the pitas they bake on spot are the best!!!! The owners are friendly and warm the combination of good food and good vibe is what i look for when i travel and that what you get in falafel bar-... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat one evening in Tamarindo. Food was absolutely phenomenal- girlfriend and I both had lamb kebabs with pittas and humus to start. Incredible value for money and would definitely have visited again if we'd had had more time in Tamarindo.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I LOVE falafel! We wanted to eat something quick and inexpensive. All the ingredients were very fresh, and the falafel was crispy and flavor. The lemonade with mint leaves was refreshing. If you are looking for something quick, and satisfying this is the place to go.

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Long wait when there were hardly any customers. Food was average at best. Prices were high. Skip it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wife and I are from NYC and are Indian so we love falafels...all types of falafels... We have great falafels here and possibly comes in top 5 falafel joints we ever had. Fresh pita, amazing falafels, great lamb falafel and awesome and different type of hot sauce(more jalopeno, green chilli flavored) which went well with Lamb falafel. I recommend all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Across the street from hotel portofino | In front of largest white building in town, Tamarindo 32333, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 1268

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?