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“Good value and good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of H&B Lodge and Restaurant

H&B Lodge and Restaurant
Main Street | Playa Tambor Puntarenas, Tambor, Costa Rica
+506 2683 0025
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Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Tambor
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Winsted, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good value and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A great little local restaurant with yummy food and drinks. The price was right and the service was adequate. This was a good find in the Tambor area and better than the pricey restaurant in the hotel we were staying at.

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A gem of a restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you find yourself in the Tambor area, you really must try the H&B restaurant! We had three meals here, a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner and each was a delight. Ask for the "birders breakfast" - a true hearty Costa Rican breakfast named for the birders who arrive from the trail behind the hotel. (BTW, we did this trail with Nick from the Tropical Tambor down the road and found 86 species!) At lunch, we asked for iced coffees, a new request for them and they produced a delicious brew. Our dinner was very good and present beautifully and included a yellowfin sashimi, beautifully done steaks and a flambéed dessert. By the third time we visited, we felt like old friends - it is a very welcoming place to relax and enjoy very good food!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tambor, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant in Costa Rica!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Of all the places I have eaten in Costa Rica this has to be my favorite. The restaurant and lodge is owned by a local family and the chef is one of the best in the country. You will not regret stopping at this place and having a bite to eat. The prices are modest and the service is excellent. I would highly suggest any of the fresh fish dishes or the filet mignon with fresh peppercorns!

It is also a great place to stay the night, with clean rooms and good internet. The beach is nearby and area is very scenic with lots of great activities. I always enjoy by stay in Tambor Bay

  • Visited December 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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Long Valley, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Costa Rican Cuisine at affordable prices with great service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We've dined at H&B virtually every time we've been to Tambor in the past three years, so probably about 6-8 meals. Very clean, with excellent service. Seafood casado in particular is excellent and always fresh. Wine is not overpriced as you find in many restaurants and the beer is ice cold. Always seem to have 2 to 3 specials which for a smaller restaurant is a pleasant surprise - have never been disappointed!
Looking forward to going back during our next visit!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great value for the money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very friendly staff and the meals were very good. Just my husband and I for dinner - we both ordered appetizers and a main course and both had dessert for around $60 dollars including the taxes and tip. A quiet (except for some occasional traffic noise), very clean and well kept place that also has a small hotel attached. The decor was very simple and classic, nice view of the gardens and a lovely floral entranceway. The menu was not a typical Costa Rican menu, more of an Italian style - for example a Caprese Salad was lovely, but used local cheese and avocado and an nice spice mix. Onion soup was traditionally prepared, but with local bread products and red onions. Both very good. The spaghetti with shrimp and white sauce was a generous enough portion and very flavourful. The fish fillet with shrimp also delicious and served with a side of penne pasta with green olives in a garlic butter. Very fresh mix of grilled vegetables on the side. The Flan and another dessert for which the name escapes me now (kind of alike an ice cream cake with bits of nuts and fruit in it and sliced) were both artistically presented on the plate. The portions were good, the flavours were great and overall this was a very positive dinner experience for us both at the H&B. Would recommend for a "nicer" dinner out.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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