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In the Hotel Nahua | Diagonal From Banco Nacional, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8829 1480
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Ranked #4 of 130 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, International, Healthy, Central American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: La Bodega is an organic cafe/store located in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. We carry foods and specialty items made 100% in Costa Rica. Fresh homemade sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee and drinks are available daily! We provide organic, sustainable and local foods as much as possible. We are a small locally owned business with a passion for eating and living well. Pura Vida!
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Austin, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast in the morning and enjoyed great food and great service. Id recommend this to anyone.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My friend and I were just in Tamarindo for about two weeks and ate breakfast here more often than not. The food is incredible, the prices are some of the cheapest around, and the owner is just an all around awesome guy. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

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Frank B, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Ben S, Thank so much for the great review and the compliment. I really appreciate it. You guys were a pleasure to have around. We hope you stop by and see us the next time you visit Tamarindo. Pura Vida, Frank B. More 

Madison
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I ate breakfast here this morning and I hope to go back again! My breakfast sandwich was great- nothing beats eggs on a fresh roll in the morning. The coffee was splendid as well. The owner (I didn't catch his name) is very personable and kind. I appreciated the way he treated his employee. :) He also shared some of... More 

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Frank B, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

P B, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. My name is Frank and it was a pleasure speaking with you. The lady you spoke with is a long time resident and she is one of the nicest people I've ever met. Glad to hear that you not only enjoyed your food, but the time you spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

frank omg I can't believe your in costa Rico . I'm sure the food is awesome and what a great idea to run a restaurant there I'm sure the people that visit you can't wait to come back your old friend Peanut L.

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Frank B, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

030303, Thanks for that! You'll have to come visit soon and I'll have good meal waiting for you. So glad to hear from you!! Pura Vida, Frank B. More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A real gem, with gluten-free options! My only complaint: I wish I had discovered it earlier in my trip...

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Frank B, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Yasmina B, Thanks for the review! We regret that yo didn't find us sooner, too! You can visit us on your next trip to Tamarindo, which I hope will be very soon! Pura Vida, Frank B. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

During my 2 week stay in Tamarindo I probably had lunch here about 8 times!! The food is extremely fresh, tasty and unique. Frank, the owner, and his staff were amazingly helpful, courteous, and friendly. The coffees are great, the sandwiches and drinks for lunchtime are amazing. Even the clientele there is down to earth, friendly locals and tourists. I... More 

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Frank B, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Danny D, Wow, what a great review. I should hire you as my Public Relations guy! I'm so glad to have met you while you were here. You have a great outlook on life and we can't wait for you to come back and hang out with us again. Thanks again for taking the time leave a review. Pura Vida,... More 

Virginia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wow - the bread just melts in your mouth. We thoroughly enjoyed our freshly made breakfast sandwiches on the deck outside. Place had a great vibe, outstanding service and a nice selection of deli meats along with Costa Rican chocolate. Oh yea, try the banana bread - delish!

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Frank B, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

havingfunVirginia, Thanks so much for the kind words and leaving us such an awesome review. We make all of our backed goods fresh everyday. I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to my baker...she really is amazing. Please come back and hang out with us anytime! Pura Vida, Frank B. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great little spot for lunch just off the main street in Tamarindo. They have a nice porch to sit out on and enjoy the fresh sandwiches which change daily. We had lunch here twice it was that good! Keep up the good work!

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Frank B, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Neil S, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We appreciate you guys stopping in and spending part of your vacation with us. Please come visit us anytime. It was a pleasure serving you guys! Pura Vida, Frank B. More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Only managed to try breakfast so far at La Bodega but the sandwiches, smoothie, scones and banana bread have all been delicious. Very friendly owner and staff which is always nice. Definitely worth trying.

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Frank B, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

2TuTall, Thanks so much for the great review and for spending so much time with us at breakfast! We only make one smoothie, but people really love it! We hope to see more of you, if you stay in Tamarindo a little longer. Pura Vida, Frank B. More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

La Bodega provided me with a fantastic 4 shot latte and even better hospitality. Frank is a wonderful host and a warm and friendly person. His staff are equally friendly and I always felt welcome. His shop has great fresh food and also sells local goods including oils and hot sauces. There is a great shaded outdoor seating area as... More 

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Frank B, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

SMLBROOKS, I hope you take comfort in the fact that you are a pioneer at La Bodega...the first ever 4 shot latte we've served. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed the staff and the store. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and please cross the pond again to see us. Pura Vida,... More 

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Address: In the Hotel Nahua | Diagonal From Banco Nacional, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8829 1480
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
Average Prices: USD 6 - 10
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, International, Healthy, Central American

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