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La Palapa

Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0362
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Ranked #31 of 112 restaurants in Tamarindo
Price range: $5 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood, Tapas
Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Walked in and met Michael (waiter extraordinaire) with a smile. Sat on beach and was greeted instantly with a house specialty that included sugar cane rum. Food was excellent!! I had the tenderloin with Gorgonzola which perfectly cooked. Others enjoyed the lobster and Fish and chips. If your in tamarindo stop in an see Michael. I guarantee you won't be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What an evening of drinking wine watching the sun set with my family. The food is outstanding and service is above and beyond. We had great seafood here. The kids loved this place. Could roam around on the beach while waiting on food.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was seafood was phenomenal, and the service even better. We ate a caprese salad which was deliciously fresh, ceviche that had been caught that day, and a mahi scampi, that was super flavorful. A must-go in Tamarindo if you have the budget for a nice dinner out!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was the best meal I had on my Tamarindo vacation...And the view wasn't bad either! Everyone in our group enjoyed what they ordered.We started with the shrimp app. My entree was something with Mahi Mahi that was yummy. It was served with rice and beans which is usually not my favorite. I was surprised that I liked it. Our... More

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Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food was outstanding. It was late in the evening when we were there. I would not recommend eating on the beach. While the view was superior, the little "no seeums" were a tad too much. Otherwise, the experience was delightful.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We only stopped here for drinks while awaiting the shuttle back tothe JW Marriott that leaves from the front of the restaurant. The setting on Tamarindo beach was beautiful and made for a realxing couple of hours of afternoon cocktails. La Palapa provided a nice break from the somewhat cheezy main street of Tamarindo with its numeous hawkers selling whistles... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had dinner here on our first night in Tamarindo. The food was excellent. I'm going to say it's the best in town but it was very good none the less. The atmosphere was average at best, but it's possibly due to the fact that it was a Monday night. But really no big deal. It was a fun and relaxing... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had dinner here with friends our last night in Tamarindo and enjoyed it thoroughly. We were looking for local lobster, and boy did we find it!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The food was pretty good; the terrace was right on the beach with gorgeous views of the Pacific. The only dislike was that souvenir hawkers kept bothering us as we tried to eat. Management should keep them out.

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Dallas
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate here for dinner and watched the sun set over the water. Our table was directly on the beach and we were greeted with complementary White Russians while we looked at the menu. The mojitos were the best we had in town and the food was very good also. I had spicy chicken over rice and the wife had... More

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