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“Where's the fish???” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tambor Tropical Bar & Restaurant

Tambor Tropical Bar & Restaurant
200 Meters East of the Public School in Tambor, Tambor 97301, Costa Rica
+(506)2683-0011
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Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Tambor
Cuisines: American, Latin, International, Spanish, South American, Costa Rican
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
Tambor, Costa Rica
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Where's the fish???”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

100 meters from the ocean and nestled in beautifully landscaped gardens this pool side restaurant should receive top marks... but it doesn't. 50% of the menu boasts fish options, so far during our 6 day stay, they have had no fish on premises, and are completely inflexible to substitutions. Have found the food to be strange, (think vegetarian burrito stuffed with boiled carrots, broccoli and cauliflower, with a sweet tomato sauce drizzle) and poorly executed for the most part, with the exception of breakfast which is tasty and authentic. Service is hit and miss, with some of the staff being lovely, and others completely unfriendly. Sometimes we are given napkins, coffee cups etc. Other times not at all. It seems to be one of the better options in the Tambor area (ambience, cleanliness etc.) Night time around the bar is typically lively and entertaining with locals, tourists and guests alike. But its missing a few essential components for sure.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food in a sublime setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We ate many meals here during a nine day stay at the hotel. Between the four of us, we tried just about everything on the menu and were never disappointed. There is a very nice assortment of dishes featuring local fish, meat and produce. Presentation is quite imaginative and the servers are delightful. The prices seemed very reasonable especially when compared with home and noting service and taxes are included.

  • 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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