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Smilin' Dog Taco Stop - CLOSED

On the road to Langosta, Tamarindo 90210, Costa Rica
2653 1370
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CLOSED
Price range: $0 - $18
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, International
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Smilin' Dog Taco Stop se encuentra el camino a playa Langosta abierto desde 1999 dentro de una atmósfera rústica y típica en el día o mas elegante por la noche.Nuestra posición nos beneficia al estar a un paso de tamarindo y a la vez siendo el primer restaurant viendo desde playa Langosta.Nos ubicamos en una zona muy protegida al estar un poco alejados del centro de Tamarindo y teniendo dos manglares alrededor, es fácil estar comiendo y poder ver monos, iguanas, mapaches, aves, etc.Nuestro pastelero, todas las mañanas, amasa las famosas Tortillas de harina de trigo que tanto nos caracterizan.La propuestra del chef se define como comida mexicana fresca y saludable donde imperan elementos orgánicos y oriundos de la region.Ofrecemos Ceviche del dia, Nachos, Ensaladas como entradas y de pricincipales tenemos una gran variedad de Burritos, Quesadillas, Fajitas y Tacos.No pierdas la oportunidad de conocer a sus dueños … ellos se encargaran de hacerte sentir cómodo!

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elizabeth city, nc
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141 reviews 141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Closed closed closed closed closed closed closed closed Looks like a ghost town. Damnit they are CLOSED!

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

definitely my top tip in Tamarindo superb food actually got slightly addicted to it and still miss them quesadillas or how is that think spelled :) Frederico and his team was such a great companion even allowing you to bring your own booze since no license so yes big time thank you guys I miss your place a lot ...... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The beef in the tacos had amazing flavor, but there really wasn't enough of it. The beef was overpowered by the cabbage. The chicken tacos were also tasty, but the shrimp tacos were mealy and my wife just shared my beef tacos rather than eating the rest of her shrimp.

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

New owners. Very good experience. Came in around 3pm with 3 friends. Ordered: Fish tacos (6) - Above average - $3 a taco Shrimp tacos (4) - Above average - $3 a taco Chicken fajita (1) - Above average - $9 Guacamole (1) - Very good in terms of taste, very small portion with greasy chips - $3 (Not recommended)... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Julio at Iguana Surf Shop said they are the 'best taco's in town'. and he was not lying. The best food we had in town and for a good value (~$15 per person). Only downside is the dust from the road, but the food and the friendly staff/owners more than made up for the dust. It's a must visit if... More

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Don't judge a book by its cover, or you will miss out on the best meal you can get in Tamarindo. We passed by this place at least 6 times never giving it a second thought because the name made it sound like a sports bar, not a place with seriously good food and no bar or TV in sight.... More

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The menu is quite extensive offering varieties of foods. When I like a restaurant I usually judge on the quality of food, variety of dishes, atmosphere, service and cost! This restaurant earns 5 star in all of the categories! Not only the variety of food is extensive catering to both vegetarians and meet eaters, the portions are substantial in size,... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We had a good lunch at Taco Stop - fish tacos and quesadillas were prompt and tasty. Only negative is that it was a bit dusty from the road while eating on the porch. Thanks!

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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Go for burritos they are soooo goood. And stuff is very friendly. Its located just right by the beach, so you can enjoy great food and then go to watch stunnig sunset.

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Longwood, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The food quality and taste are very good, but the wait time to get your food is a bit long. Perhaps it's because of the care given to the order?

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Houselove, Owner at Smilin' Dog Taco Stop, responded to this review

Thank you! we are happy that u like our food!!!!! More

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Additional Information about Smilin' Dog Taco Stop

Address: On the road to Langosta, Tamarindo 90210, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2653 1370
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 18
Cuisine: Mexican, International

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