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LA PACHANGA

GUANACASTE, Tamarindo 20100, Costa Rica
+506 8347 7001
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Ranked #11 of 112 restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: SMALL RESTAURANT WITH BIG REPUTACION WHERE YOU CAN EAT THE REAL TRADITIONAL ITALIAN FOOD, HOMEMADE PASTA,RAVIOLI, PIZZA, FISH, MEAT AND A LOT OF VEGETARIAN DISHES, ASK FOR GLUTEN FREE PASTASPECIALS EVERY NIGHT AND LIVE MUSIC
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: SMALL RESTAURANT WITH BIG REPUTACION WHERE YOU CAN EAT THE REAL TRADITIONAL ITALIAN FOOD, HOMEMADE PASTA,RAVIOLI, PIZZA, FISH, MEAT AND A LOT OF VEGETARIAN DISHES, ASK FOR GLUTEN FREE PASTASPECIALS EVERY NIGHT AND LIVE MUSIC
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I went to this beautiful restaurant like a month ago and i can tell i tried the best Italian food i have ever tasted. Home-made pasta just amazing! specially the Tagliatelle which Eneko, i really nice blondy guy, recommended me. His english is not the best, but he try hard to make feel like at home. Icho, the owner, is... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a difficult time actually finding this restaurant, but were so happy that we didn't give up in our search. It is hidden away on a side street, and many people we asked gave us incorrect directions. Be sure to get reliable directions before heading there. The food is amazing! I was impressed that a gluten-free pasta was available... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Tucked behind a side street in Tamarindo so not on the water, quaint restaurant, laid back style....but authentic and pleasant with attentive charming service. Pizza's were excellent, brusetta were good too. Very limited wine selection - no list - just what might be in the fridge.... we enjoyed - served as an informal evening with the family.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Off the main strip, La Pachanga is a nice little restaurant with fair prices and great food. Chef and owner Maurizio is serious about offering quality authentic Italian food that will satisfy his customers. We enjoyed the calamari, hand-made shrimp and gorgonzola ravioli, and veal steak. We will definitely return the next time that we are in Tamarindo.

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Gluten free pasta was delicious! Pizza was great! Caesar salad was a little wilty but the meal was still great! Nice a quiet, off the main drag, great service!

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of the rating, but we found it to be just okay. The pasta lacked flavor/seasoning. The service was great though!

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Stamford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate here twice!! Great, fresh, local ingredients and lovely special selections. Our children loved the pizza! We loved the lobster ravioli and the gnocchi was outstanding! Really delicious sauce! Friendly service on both occasions! We really enjoyed our meals here.

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Vancouver
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I ate here and we were both impressed! I had the Carbonara Pasta, really delicious! Pasta was perfectly cooked, al dante and was full of rich flavours. My boyfriend ordered the Lobster Ravioli and it was amazing too! The tomato sauce was super light and fresh tasting. Next time I will ask to be seated as far... More

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Anaheim, California
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I read the reviews just like everyone else, so was disappointed when my meal arrived as it didn't live up to the reviews. I ordered tuna tartar as a special however it was drenched in lime juice which ultimately turned it into ceviche. I had seabass livornese as my main and it was very salty with too much topping. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I def recommend it! I had the spinach ravioli with butter and safe sauce. WOW! Totally tastes homemade and fresh. I've had plenty of Italian food living in NJ, but I've surprisingly had some of the best I've tasted in Costa Rica. The grilled veggies here were seasoned amazingly and my strawberry smoothie was refreshing. Was def one of the... More

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