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Restaurante Matapalo

152, Tamarindo | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0032
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Ranked #70 of 123 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Price range: $6 - $40
Cuisines: International, Central American
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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English first
Jackson
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here twice. We loved the atmosphere. Outdoors and facing the beach with plenty of shade and romantic lanterns hanging from the large tree. We were able to catch a beautiful sunset too. Great place for drinks but the food was oh so average. The first night the service was very good and the waiter was very attentive.... More

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Milan, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We ate at Matapalo twice, one at lunch and one at dinner. There are 2 different menu. At lunch they offer reasonably priced options including good nachos with guacamole , Italian panini and beef fajitas. At dinner the menu is poor and overpriced: red snapper deep fried is less than eatable, only one soup ( Azteca), caprese salad with buffalo... More

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Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

this had to have been 1 of our favourite restaurants just for the fact that its facing the beachfront. the lunches were appetizing and the romantic dinner by the sunset was amazing. the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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MariaTDBR, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurante Matapalo, responded to this review

Dear Francis, Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed a wonderful romantic dinner at our famous Matapalo Beachfront Restaurant. Matapalo Restaurant is the only fine dining establishment in Tamarindo located right on the beach. We host hotel guests and visitors from all over town, that truly enjoy having lunch or dinner while they admire... More

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Only had lunch and drinks, setting is spectacular, right on top of the beach. Ceviche is great, service was fine, bartenders friendly, good happy hour.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We ate here twice. The food was excellent, reasonably priced, and the outdoor seating right on the beach was great. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. This restaurant is part of the Tamarindo Diria facility.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

my husband and I had great service and delicious romantic dinner!food and service were excellent, cant beat the views with a beautiful sunset.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Nice place to eat in front of the beach! this restaurant is at the Tamarindo Diria hotel. The food and the service are really good.

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Mountain View, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Beautiful view of the beach. Great place to watch the surfers and the sunsets! Happy hour aka Sunset hours (5-7pm)- 2 for 1 drinks of Costa Rican drinks and beers. Guaro Sours! Food- average and pricey. We ate lunch here one day just because it was at the hotel. We only ate there once despite the beautiful setting. Enough said.

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Beautiful beach view... cool breezes. Food was very good. Margaritas were excellent. There was an odd moment when I asked the female waitress who brought my food for another margarita. The waiter was placing food down as well and said something about not asking him, but asking her. A bit odd. Eventually he delievered my Margarita. We were sitting at... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Went here for dinner and lunch with the food being average both times. The setting is awesome, so if you're staying in the hotel, grab a drink and appetizer while enjoying the view. Save your money for the better restaurants in Tamarindo.

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Additional Information about Restaurante Matapalo

Address: 152, Tamarindo | Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 0032
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
Average Prices: USD 6 - 40
Cuisine: International, Central American

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