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“Tried to find something to like ... we were staying 5 minutes away !!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Tamboo Tavern

Tamboo Tavern
Road 413 | Sandy Beach Road, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
888-823-8550
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Ranked #15 of 25 things to do in Rincon
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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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“Tried to find something to like ... we were staying 5 minutes away !!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Everything was terrible ... from the "special" drinks ... the service ... the food

Two hours of my life I will never get back ... not to mention $165 for dinner (8) ... cold food that took over an hour to get ... a raw hamburger that couldn't be eaten ... sad

Visited March 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“surprisingly creative and consistently good.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

we came to tamboo for pre-dinner drinks and had some of the most interesting and well prepared appetizers that we came back another night just for dinner. also, the location and party vibe of the place cant be beat.

Visited November 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Very good food, slow staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The food was excellent but at both occasions we visited the place, we had to wait extremely long for our food. Although we know that you shouldn't rush in Puerto Rico, this became absurd. But as long as you are good with that - the food and the view is great!

Visited January 2013
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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, awesome beachfront location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We visited Tamboo just after the sunset on a long day at the beach. We enjoyed some great mojitos (they told us they won the bacardi mojito contest 3 years in a row---well deserved) and the sound of the waves right next to our table. The deck is beautiful! We ordered the skirt steak appetizer (phenomenal!!) then the mango bbq ribs and breaded grouper with avocado sour cream sauce for dinner. All were so amazing! Our waiter was really helpful when we were choosing our meal and was very friendly throughout the evening. After dinner, we enjoyed relaxing on the upper deck where you could see every star in the sky---very romantic!

We highly recommend visiting Tamboo. We hear the nightlife is great after 10pm, but we unfortunately weren't able to stay that late so we didn't experience it.

Visited January 2013
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“New Deck, New Bar, Same Awesome View and decent Burgers and Fried Food, Great for Lunch, but Not Dinner, really loud music!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We went for lunch during Christmas week. The deck looked newly painted and we leaned against it after the meal so it was fine as well as quite a little distance from the sea, not falling in as everything was after Hurricane Sandy. (We've been told about the devestation everywhere we went.)
My husband had a grilled chicken breast with lettuce, etc. on a bun. Nothing amazing but not bad. I had a couple of Rum Pinya Coldas and a side of fries that turned out to be huge, I couldn't eat half of them. But we both enjoyed watching all the surfers! Taboo overlooks one of the best surfer beaches in Rincon, which is saying something. It was enormously entertaining watching the great, the good, and going ooooh! for the surfers just learning. We stayed about an hour and a half. Bathrooms not the best. Great little gift shop next door. We didn't stay at the inn, but there is music at Tamboo until very late, or early, depending on your outlook. Waitstaff was friendly but I noticed that one young man who was supposed to be the waiter, spent a lot of time disappearing; quite a trick when it's all open! The other two boys had to cover the restaurant during his absences. We also had to correct an error on our check, and I noticed two other small tables did as well, so look carefully for mistakes. Still, clean kitchen and fun viewing for lunch.

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