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“Expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarindo's

Tamarindo's
11 Calle 2-19 Zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala
+502 2360-2815
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Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: Thai, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you don't want to eat with the middle and lower class in Guatemala, this is the place for you. The price will keep them all far, far away. Though I'm sure some people love the atmosphere and the staff that wait on you hand and foot, I will never go back. the food was good but not for the price we paid. The staff, though attentive, almost seemed a little snooty, like in a fancy French restaurant - so again, some people love that kind of treatment and would love this restaurant. I, however, won't return.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antigua, Guatemala
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Quiet, private, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have a special diet and at first glance the menu was not able to accommodate us. However after speaking with the chef our creation was SUPERB. A must try...pricey and worth it. However you do get a smile of the other patrons who are somewhat impressed with themselves for eating there.

Visited September 2012
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Menlo Park, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful fusion cuisine, expensive for Guate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

If you are in Guatemala on business and are used to exceptional cuisine from major cities around the world, Tamarindo's may not excite you and may not even live up to your expectations.

If you are on the cutting edge of Guatemala's restaurant scene, you may know of some newer places that have opened and have something better.

But, if you are in Guatemala and are tired of what is around your hotel in Zone 9 or 10, and yet you don't want to go exploring in other zones, Tamarindo's is an excellent option. It has inventive and colorful Asian fusion entrees, and the ambience is relaxing and classy.

The service and food are both very good, but it is pricy. Even given that less than excellent characterization, Tamarindo's deserves its four stars for providing something different and tasty among so many other more bland alternatives.

It is a nice place for a business dinner and could serve as a good site for a romantic date as well.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect ambience, great for groups”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I dined with a group of fifteen people at Tamarindos after a week long wedding celebration. I have to say, it was my favorite restaurant in all of Guatemala City and worth every penny.

Located in the heart of the city, it is easily accessible and has a chic, low lighting inside and a lovely patio area outside.

Tamarindos is PERFECT for a large group of people due to the large, extensive menu. I was dining with a group of people from NYC, Miami, Guatemala and Chicago, all with different tastes and dietary restrictions and everyone found something to enjoy - steaks, noodles, seafood and sushi rolls. I had the dragonfly roll and crunchy maki roll - both delicious - and the vegetarian fried rice.

Great wine list, attentive service, beautiful lighting and all in all a charming experience

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Let down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We made a reservation a week ahead and called to reconfirm the day of for our wedding anniversary. We requested a nice table for two and they offered to decorate it. When we arrived, only maybe 5 tables were occupied in the whole restaurant. They sat us at a table set for 4 that they had to reset after we sat down and in between two other seated tables. Obviously no decoration for us, they probably had not even written our name down for the reservation, so they never took note of the special occasion. The fish was good. My husband ordered a pad thai but had to send it back for more seasoning as it was extremely bland.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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