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All 6 Tambor Restaurants

Restaurant and Cafe Cristina

in front of the old Catholic church in Tambor, Tambor 506, Costa Rica
506 2683 0028
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Tambor
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Costa Rican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert
Description: Tasty food prepared with local ingredients. If you don't like it, you don't pay - that's our guarantee of quality.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Littleton, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were staying down the road at tango mar and found this place and ended up having several meals there. A huge shrimp or fresh food platter for around 12 dollars. Family owned,fresh food,fresh fish, great chicken,good service. Had our Christmas dinner there. The owner also helped us set up a trip to Tortuga when we were in a bit... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The family that runs this place is very friendly and the food and wifi are good. Casados are 3500 and fresh fruit batidos are 1000 - 1500 colones. Comfortable terrace with shade. A two minute walk to the beach. Eduardo senior is often happy to engage you in a friendly conversation. Efficient but not rushed service. They often have fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Stayed at Tangor Mar and went to Cristina's for a change. There were five adults in our party and we each ordered something different. Everyone was very pleased with their meal, service and the atmosphere. In fact, we are going back there tonight for Christmas dinner. The food was special but without pretense. It tasted fresh with an obvious bent... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We visited in December and were welcomed by the owner. The food was fresh, seasonal ( typically fish/ fruits) & delicious; they also make refreshing fruit smoothies/ juice. Whilst waiting we have discovered that they do various tours but we didn't have sufficient time to try it. In addition, they have rooms available just few minutes from Tambor beach. I... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Me and my wife had the opportunity to eat at Cristina's during our recent trip to Costa Rica and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff are friendly and inviting. They are comfortable and conversant in English and Spanish. I enjoyed informative discussions with the host and a member of the adjacent hotel staff in both languages. They went out of... More 

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Eduardo G, Gerente at Restaurant and Cafe Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much we really apreciate your comment and we are really happy that you enyoy of the trip we hope you comeback soon . Pura vida More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I found the food at Restaurant Christina to be really tasty and unique because the chef combines his vast experience to create new dishes. For example the typical Costa Rica Casado dish came with a great Caribbean style sauce on top of the fish. Luis, the chef, seems to love cooking and certainly enjoys putting the extra touch on his... More 

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Eduardo G, Gerente at Restaurant and Cafe Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very for your great comment thats very important for us, we hope to see you soon when you are in tambor area and can taste some of the new creative dishes for our chef. Thank you very much More 

Applegate, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I eat a traditional Costa Rican meal of rice and beans with a meat or eggs almost all meals. I had a 'casado' for my evening meal and it was served with a delicately seasoned filet of fish, I think it was Corbina, a sea bass. It was done in a coconut spice and was perfect! Do not miss the... More 

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Eduardo G, Gerente at Restaurant and Cafe Cristina, responded to this review

thank you very much we really appreciate your comment we hope to see you soon in our place More 

Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My family only went to this restaurant because of it's #1 in Tambor on TripAdvisor. I have lived in Costa Rica for fifteen years and this is one of our biggest disappointments. The food was not what other reviews have said. Two sons who KNOW fish tacos were served taquitos with fish (not good) and a big plate of shredded... More 

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Eduardo G, Gerente at Restaurant and Cafe Cristina, responded to this review

I ask my deepest apologies if our place was not what you expected, I appreciate you have taken the time to write a comment of your point of view about our place because as humans we are not perfect but because for us our customers are the most important we are always willing to listen and try to improve every... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Me esposa y yo disfrutamos lo mejor plato hemos comido en esta país hasta ahora. Cristina había cocinado dos pescados enteros para nosotros a la perfección! Acompañados con papas fritas receta cacera y una ensalada divina. Muy vale la pena a probarlo! We enjoyed a very good whole fish dinner with Cristina and her family. We had not tasted any... More 

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Eduardo G, Gerente at Restaurant and Cafe Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your honest feedback The whole Fish ( red snapper ) cooked on the grill is one of our specialties we are very happy you liked it and invite you to come back again when you are in Tambor . Thanks a lot More 

Goleta, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Christina took our order and went to work making everything we ordered from scratch. It was worth the wait. Salads were so fresh. Fish sauces were wonderful, filled with flavor. Her son (for a small fee) even drove us back to our hotel (Barcelo Resort) to make it back in time for planned excursion.

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thank you very much for taking your time to send us a comment we wish you the best and hope you come back soon. Thanks a lot More 

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Address: in front of the old Catholic church in Tambor, Tambor 506, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 2683 0028
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Tambor
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Costa Rican

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