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“Went for drinks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tabanuco

Tabanuco
Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #18 of 50 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Roselle, New Jersey
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Went for drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We met another couple from the US and met here for drinks. Everything was good and the service was very attentive (they even kept wiping the condensation off the table from our beers). The only reason why it didn't get 5 stars is we had 2 shots of Don Julio tequila, and they charged $20. That seems very high, unless Don Julio is a special thing there. We didn't contest it, just left to go to Lo Que Hay.

Visited June 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good and bad”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The location and view is superb, and very yummy drinks. Great late afternoon or evening spot. But I don't recommend eating here. Slow service, bad food. Every dish I tried ( fish, pasta, guacamole ) was not good especially for price paid. Don't wast money here except on drinks!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Morrison, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

On beach. Can choose to sit where their is beach sand or in an area with regular flooring. Open with shaded areas. Nice views. Service was good. A bit on the expensive side.

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Party Spot - Food is OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Come to Tabanuco to party and eat just to absorb the alcohol. It is ok, but not close in food quality to some of the other places I went to on the beach.

Visited June 2012
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Aspen CO
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very good food, very good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Great variety in the menu, all attractively plated and delicious. The only downside is a bit of "beach stoned" quality to the waiting service. But we went twice and would have gone more if we'd stayed longer.

Visited May 2012
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