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Cafe Tico Tamarindo

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25 mt Sur del Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
251-767-9272
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: We are open monday to friday 7a.m. to 5p.m...
We are open monday to friday 7a.m. to 5p.m saturday 7a.m. to 3a.m sunday closedevery saturday we organize a farmers market in the parking area in front our cafe' 8a.m to noon.Cafe Tico is many things: it's a confortable place to sit and enjoy a rich cup of coffee on our shaded patio, or take it to go.Cafe Tico is also a gift shop, we offer a selection of gurmet coffee from small coffee farmers, honeys, jams and hot sauce made in Costa Rica. We home made bread and pastries, all the milk yogurt , butter and cheese that we use are from local farmers. we also offer a catering service whit our friends of Sunset Catering
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cute place to grab some coffee

We stopped at this place as we were on our way to Playa Langosta on our bikes. Since it was hot outside we ordered an iced latte and iced chai tea latte to go. All I can say is wow! The type of coffee that they used in my latte was great tasting. The ladies that were there were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Denise N
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped at this place as we were on our way to Playa Langosta on our bikes. Since it was hot outside we ordered an iced latte and iced chai tea latte to go. All I can say is wow! The type of coffee that they used in my latte was great tasting. The ladies that were there were very... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best coffee shops that I have been to in Costa Rica because they have a real espresso machine to make excellent coffee & espresso. They use locally grown coffee bean and also offer a very tasty menu with a variety of foods. The owners and staff are super friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I think I came here almost every day whilst I was in tamarindo, they have the best iced coffee I've ever had. There ice cubes and made from coffee, such a simple idea that makes such a difference as your coffee never gets diluted only stronger. I also had their fruit bowl with yogurt and granola which was massive fresh... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Big cup of good coffee + the bread they make with jam = great morning! Simple options for a lower price than elsewhere for breakfast. I would say this is the best place in town for the value of something like the breakfast basket.

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Houghton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Great little relaxing spot for coffee after a morning swim at the beach. Small but excellent breakfast menu too.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Really nice coffee served by great people. Breakfasts are good and so is the apple cake! Situated next to Jaime Peligro's Book Shop so you can get a good book to read with your coffee!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This little cafe is purely wonderful!! They have the best coffe in town. The staff are teriffic. They cannot do too much for their customers. Their breakfast and beverage menus are fabulous. It is a tiny gem that is an absolute must when you are in Tamarindo. I went there every morning during a months stay in February.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We bought our coffee beans at Cafe Tico and really liked the place and the selection. They were knowledgeable about the best coffees and local beans.

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Atlanta
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36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great coffee and light breakfast fare. Wonderful staff and very social & neighborly patrons. After just two days of going there the staff knew our order and recognized us. Huge place for ex-pat locals.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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78 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have been here before, but it was just for a cappuccino. The cappuccino is still the best in town and the breakfast I had was great as well. The menu was small, but enough options for a great breakfast and they will do what they can to make you exactly what you want. With the outdoor seating of only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 mt Sur del Super 2001, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: 251-767-9272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Thai

Description

We are open monday to friday 7a.m. to 5p.m saturday 7a.m. to 3a.m sunday closedevery saturday we organize a farmers market in the parking area in front our cafe' 8a.m to noon.Cafe Tico is many things: it's a confortable place to sit and enjoy a rich cup of coffee on our shaded patio, or take it to go.Cafe Tico is also a gift shop, we offer a selection of gurmet coffee from small coffee farmers, honeys, jams and hot sauce made in Costa Rica. We home made bread and pastries, all the milk yogurt , butter and cheese that we use are from local farmers. we also offer a catering service whit our friends of Sunset Catering

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