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“great lunch spot on Playa Samara” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tabanuco

Tabanuco
Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #20 of 48 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great lunch spot on Playa Samara”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I visited Play Samara in April 2012 and loved having lunch at Tabanuco. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere with a great view of the beach, great cocktails, and delicious food. The rice dishes were our favorites.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta
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115 reviews 115 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
“Excellent Location and Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This was our first place we went to after checking into our hotel. Everything we had was excellent. The place looked kind of fancy for us, but their prices were about the same as all the other places, even compared to the dumps. Plus you have a beautiful view of the beach and cloth napkins. We did try other places but everytime we said we should have just gone back to Tabanuco. We eat here 3 times and tried for a 4th, but it was closed. Really good ceviche.

Visited July 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Fresh fish, well seasoned food. good prices. Right by the beach and great views with great ocean breeze

Visited July 2012
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milwaukee, WI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fun Ladies Night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I went here on Thursday night which is ladies night. Lots of fun. They also had a local band on Saturday so be sure to ask about this. Nice way to get immersed in the local culture.

Visited July 2012
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Roselle, New Jersey
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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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