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“The coconut liqueur with coconut rum in a fresh coconut - lethal!” 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 110 restaurants in Ko Tao
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.
Wales
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The coconut liqueur with coconut rum in a fresh coconut - lethal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Our hosts at the Koh Tao Star Villa recommended this charming little place to us. It was pouring with rain when we got there, which added to the atmosphere, as its semi open air. It's a really chilled out spot with HUGE red and brown geckos running up the walls. We had a mix of tapas between 3 of us and the lads had bears. The food was well cooked, flavoured and varied. We really enjoyed it. I made a point of having coconut everywhere on Tao, the coconut liqueur mixed with coconut rum in the fresh coconut was something else though. Went straight to my head, tasted gorgeous tough. They missed out the rice we ordered though, but by the time we realised we were stuffed anyway.

  • Visited June 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice setting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We ate here twice, but both times, we were not too hungry and ordered just some small dishes. Tapas and others. I think the food was good even though, I can't remember that it was sooo yummy. Anyway, the atmosphere at night was great. There is a pool table that you can use. I would go to this place again. We are families with teen and adult children. There is no category in reviewing this restaurant. This is good restaurant, but I am not sure with young children. Depends on the loudness of the music. When we went there 2nd time, there was a music band opening night, so we had live music upstairs and downstairs loud music as well. It was too loud on the day, so, it may not be suitable with young children on those nights.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great setting and pretty good tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is one of the most lovely restaurant settings on Koh Tao, they've really made an effort to make the surrounding feel special.
We ate here twice while on Koh Tao, the tapas is pretty good - the ribs less so but overall a really nice experience.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Overhyped and poor food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Maybe we caught them on a bad day as I had heard the food was great but it wasn't.

The ceviche was great, really nice flavors and a great texture as where the chicken croquettes, very nicely done but that's where it ended. The ribs were horrible, they were pre-cooked, but not long enough and with no seasoning so they taste like rubber. The brushetta was literally tomato sauce on bread, the meatballs where dry and the prawns were overcooked and we had to shell them ourselves whilst piping hot, which just felt like the chef was lazy and could nto shell them beforehand.

In the end we spent 1,000 THB on a few beers, a few glasses of wine and some poor food. The atmosphere was great, but a quick look at the decor and its all ramshackle, like they dragged some old wooden tables from the jungle and brushed them off...

I hope we caught them on a bad day as I am surprised by the other reviews.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“We ate here 7 times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We liked the setting (seated on pillows, beautiful lights and colours on the wall) and atmosphere (music is not too loud, friendly service)

Aside from Thai food they also serve pastas, spanish tapas, some nice desserts. They don't have a 20 pages menu which is actually a good sign because the food is fresh.

Try the Bizarro Gin&Tonic!

Visited May 2013
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