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GUANACASTE, Tamarindo 20100, Costa Rica
+506 8347 7001
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Ranked #13 of 127 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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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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Anaheim, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A bit out of the main drag and the road can be muddy after a rain but definitely worth trying. One of the top three restaurants in Tamarindo. Huge plus: an extensive, eclectic menu that includes more than the usual Costa Rica standards.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This restaurant is a little gem with wonderful personal service. The homemade pasta is delicious and so was the tuna and sea bass. We'll worth walking up the little street directly up from SuperMarket 2001. Prices are very reasonable and portions are perfect.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

La Pachanga has a great selection and a local vibe. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The fish dishes were particularly good.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We told ourselves we weren't going to go to any restaurant more than once. Well, that didn't happen. My husband and two small children all fell in love with La Pachanga. Great food and great ambiance!

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San Pedro, Belize
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went to this restaurant twice and almost returned a third time. Soooo good. We tried The carbonara, the vodka pastas and the puttanesca, all delicious. Service was great too. I strongly recommand this place.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Food is excellent, try the drunken pear for dessert. Service was slow, but worth the wait. I highly reccomend this place

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A little hard to find but it is located across from Banco National on the same road to Seasons. Food is amazing and great service. Lots of gluten free options and very knowledgable staff. Awesome GF pasta and sauces.

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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Great Italian food in Tamarindo. Salads were delicious and homemade pastas were yummy. Portions were large and service was excellent. Would definitely return.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The view is amazing! Just go see the sunset with a drink and have dinner after. The place is so beautiful. The food has always been good. Love this place!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We've been to Tamarindo a few times and never was able to locate this restaurant. We finally found it this time and glad we did. We've been their twice now - good food, great service - will definitely go back again.

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Address: GUANACASTE, Tamarindo 20100, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8347 7001
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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