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H&B Lodge and Restaurant

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Main Street | Playa Tambor Puntarenas, Tambor, Costa Rica
+506 2683 0025
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Special meal for the Valentine's Day bird count & the birder's breakfast

We ate at H&B twice during our recent visit to Costa Rica. We had the birder's breakfast after walking a birding trail and a limon/ginger drink that was wonderfully refreshing. We also had dinner there as a group after the Valentine's Day bird count. The shrimp curry was beautifully presented... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Costa Rica
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. I had the Jumbo Shrimp HyB style and it was very good. The food at HyB is always good and so is the service.

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Tambor, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I am genuinely confused by all the positive reviews on here. This restaurant is not at all what I expected. The food does not look anything like the pictures. I ordered the Casados, and it was the lowest quality cooking I have had in all of costa rica. Everything was microwaved. Not fresh. It was edible, but thats about it.... More 

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Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We ate at H&B twice during our recent visit to Costa Rica. We had the birder's breakfast after walking a birding trail and a limon/ginger drink that was wonderfully refreshing. We also had dinner there as a group after the Valentine's Day bird count. The shrimp curry was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked!

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Winsted, Connecticut
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A great little local restaurant with yummy food and drinks. The price was right and the service was adequate. This was a good find in the Tambor area and better than the pricey restaurant in the hotel we were staying at.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you find yourself in the Tambor area, you really must try the H&B restaurant! We had three meals here, a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner and each was a delight. Ask for the "birders breakfast" - a true hearty Costa Rican breakfast named for the birders who arrive from the trail behind the hotel. (BTW, we did this... More 

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Tambor, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Of all the places I have eaten in Costa Rica this has to be my favorite. The restaurant and lodge is owned by a local family and the chef is one of the best in the country. You will not regret stopping at this place and having a bite to eat. The prices are modest and the service is excellent.... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We've dined at H&B virtually every time we've been to Tambor in the past three years, so probably about 6-8 meals. Very clean, with excellent service. Seafood casado in particular is excellent and always fresh. Wine is not overpriced as you find in many restaurants and the beer is ice cold. Always seem to have 2 to 3 specials which... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very friendly staff and the meals were very good. Just my husband and I for dinner - we both ordered appetizers and a main course and both had dessert for around $60 dollars including the taxes and tip. A quiet (except for some occasional traffic noise), very clean and well kept place that also has a small hotel attached. The... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I have always enjoyed my meals at HyB. The New Years special menu was outstanding and the service delightful. While we only visit once a year, we are always welcomed as if we live in Tambor.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Nice food and friendly service. It was at the end of the season so we were probably two of a handful of customers all day but still there was service with a smile. Have seafood for sure - you can't get much fresher than here!

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Additional Information about H&B Lodge and Restaurant

Address: Main Street | Playa Tambor Puntarenas, Tambor, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2683 0025
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Tambor
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Costa Rican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street | Playa Tambor Puntarenas, Tambor, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Tambor
  • Phone Number: +506 2683 0025

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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