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“Great pizza served by friendly people” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria

La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-0846
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Ranked #14 of 103 restaurants in Tamarindo
Cuisines: Pizza, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Heredia, Costa Rica
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great pizza served by friendly people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The dining experience is not just about the food you eat, but about the service you get. In this place you get a great deal of both. The pizza we ordered was really good, as they make it on a brick oven with wood, and you can tell by the taste. Ingredients are fresh and good quality. The owners are really nice people, and they enjoy a conversation with customers, when time allows. So, I enjoyed the pizza and the chat. I also had a 3 years old girl who enjoyed playing with the toys they have, so, it is also a kids friendly place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome way to spend Christmas Eve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Toes in the sand and amazing Spanish food made Christmas Eve in Costa even better! La Esquina's portions were huge. The wine list was a little limited with unavailable bottles, but we still were able to chose an amazing red. Service was ok, but it was a holiday evening and I am sure she would have rather been elsewhere. We would have gone back for Christmas had they been open. Definitely a must visit if you are near by!

Visited December 2012
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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“International caliber”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Very comfortable, inviting place with all-wood decor and a play area for children. The food is head and shoulders above the restaurants on the main street: extremely fresh pasta, great sauces, extremely satisfying pizza.

Visited January 2013
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good Pizza.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The pizza there was great and also priced great. The pizza feed two adults and are about 10 dollars. The smoothies were made well too. The staff was nice and friendly seemed like Americans that move here. The only thing would say they should improve is the music, the songs are good but all slow bad remixes. Also there was a play pen it seem like the owner had a 5 year old girl running around. I think they also have delivery I saw a guy and a moped leave and come back a few times.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had dinner there one night after we couldn't get in another reservation. It was on my list anyway. The food was good. We had a pizza first that we all shared. it was excellent. I had chicken milanese , my husband had beef milanese, one son had fitijas and the other son had shrimp tocos. All our meals were very good. The prices were reasonable.There was some entertainment there and then they passed around a hat. It happened at several open air restaurants in the city. I don't really like it because the talent isn't usually very good and you feel put upon to give money. Otherwise, we had a very nice meal.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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