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“Great food, great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bizarro Tapas, Bar & Restaurant

Bizarro Tapas, Bar & Restaurant
15/5 Moo 3, Ko Tao 84280, Thailand
+66 (0) 905655434
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Ranked #28 of 115 Restaurants in Ko Tao
4.5 of 5 stars 84 Reviews
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue, Tapas, Thai
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bizarro is a new and dynamic addition to the Koh Tao food and drinks scene. A comfortable restaurant with great food and service, an amazing atmosphere and superb music. Whether it's tapas, Thai food, barbeque or just some drinks with friends, this is a great place to while away your evenings.
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Bizarro knows food. Bizarro knows atmosphere. Bizarro knows good service. Bizarro gets 5 stars.

We sampled from both the tapas menu and the Thai menu, and both were delicious. The Croquetas pollo were our favourite of the 6 tapas dishes we tried during our two visits (the eggplant tapas dish, while good, was my least favourite). The green curry and red curry were also extremely well-prepared. (apparently there are two chefs: a Spanish chef for the tapas and a Thai chef for the Thai food)

The atmosphere is great; you can sit cross-legged at a low table on an elevated platform or at a regular table. The lighting is dim, hanging from the roofs of the open-air restaurant. Sammer, the Spanish chef, serves all of his dishes in person.

While I'm not sure of the exact hours of the restaurant, they are open quite late. I think the hours might also be flexible, and they'll stay open later if business is good. We had dinner close to 11pm one night at Bizarro, when many other restaurants were closed.
I recall them only accepting cash payment, as an fyi. Most dishes are between 90-160 baht, though the specials are closer to 250 baht (ex: barracuda special).

When the Maitre D, Javier, gave us our change after our first meal, he said "see you tomorrow". Anywhere else, that might be presumptuous, but after that meal, that comment was well-earned. Sure enough, we went back the next night and would definitely recommend a dinner at Bizarro.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great Tapas Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We had a lovely meal here while on Honeymoon and would highly recommend this as a place to eat while on Koh Tao.
The food it great tasting and very good value for money.
Well Done to all the staff - keep up the good work

Visited April 2013
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“Best place in koh tao !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Amazing restaurant, great food. The chef is most funniest guy... Filled with joy.
Don't miss the special tapas and the deserts.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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brighton
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“¡delicioso!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Muchas gracias Xavier! we were brought to your restaurant with alan and heidi on our last night on Koh Tao and I really wish we had found it earlier! Delicious tapas, and lovely ambience. Highly recommend!

Visited March 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Argentina in Ko Tao”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Went here the other night after dinner for a couple of drinks it seems to be the main hangout in the evening for the surf gang so a good buzz about the place although we had already eaten couldn't resist a few tapas ribs particularly nice will go again

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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