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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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Ranked #23 of 130 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Israeli
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is the only spot hand down in Costa Rica with Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine, everything is freshly made, the owners are very welcoming and make you feel at home!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Hands down - the best falafel place outside Israel. Take from me, an experienced Israeli that loves falafel. Take all the above and add great service, clean and fresh ingredients and you have a winning combination. Love it !

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was so impressed with the food. We had the grape leaves, which were the best I've ever had, and the shawarma plate with fresh pita. Since we loved the meal so much, we thought we'd try dessert. It was equally as good! The coconut balls were the perfect way to finish eating there. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

you must eat here if you like middle eastern food. the nice israeli family who owns this place put a lot of effort into their food. they are especially nice to tourists and lebanese :) try the home made pita bread!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I are vegetarians, and this place was amazingly delicious and totally filling. We visited twice with other friends, and we were not disappointed either time we went. We got the falafel pita, which is stuffed with cabbage, delicious tahini sauce, cucumbers, and any other topping you wanted. One night we also got a hummus plate, which again... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Like most people in tamarindo the staff here was lovely. They have a very yummy mint lemonade. The falafel is delicious but a little pricy $8. Great place for a quick lunch.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is so fresh - had chicken shawarma wraps and it was the best I've ever had. The service was quick and good. I want to go back again right now!

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Brighton,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Had a lovely meal, fresh food, good service at a very reasonable price, mind the mozzies, they will give you spray to deter the devils .The best home made Falafel, in a side street that truly IS the heart beat of Tamarindo.

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Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

my first meal in falafel bar was the lamb kabab and it was delicious, and meat was cooked tenderly to perfection. it arrived quickly and the service was great !! highly recommended!!! i would definitely go back.... you should also try the lemonade with mint.....

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food was amazing. Fresh, fast and delicious you must go here to eat if you're in Tamarindo . The service is great they speak English well along with Spanish. A must go to spot for real authentic middle eastern food. Jason

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Address: Across the street from hotel portofino | In front of largest white building in town, Tamarindo 32333, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 1268
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Israeli

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