Volcano Brewing Company
Volcano Brewing Company
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Tamarindo's pioneer craft brewery since 2011. Located in Tamarindo, 100m past the Tamarindo Gym. Also, serving delicious beers on the beach in our tasting room, El Vaquero, and Eat @ Joe's.
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  • Charles C
    Tallahassee, Florida7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great surprise meal
    My wife and I stopped by for a beer. The beer was great. The view was great, and we met the chef of the kitchen. His name was Warren. We asked for some advice for dinner. He suggested several places. We asked how about here. He asked what we were in the mood for, we said make us whatever you suggest. We were given one of the most amazing meals of our life. It was three courses. Some type of vegetable made into a soup, a nice salad. And then to finish it off a perfectly cooked rib eye from local cattle, garlic mashed potatoes, and perfectly cooked broccoli. We did not expect this great of a meal at a brewery. After the meal, Warren came and had a drink with us. So if you are in Tamarindo, stop by and ask to meet Warren and have him make you something. He is an incredible chef.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Bob L
    McKinney, Texas51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good beer, the usual food
    I enjoyed their Gato Malo brown ale. For me it is everything that a beer should be: amber, delicious, well balanced among flavor, hops, and weight, and not too alcoholic. A perfect ale for people watching at the beach. The brew store has some merch, but there is more at the surf shop next door. I’m happy with my new Witch’s Rock t-shirt! We ate lunch at El Vaquero, which shares the property (and owners) with Volcano. The food at El Vaquero was mostly brewpub – burgers, tacos, etc., and of course lots of seafood. Good not great, and like most places in CR, mucha comida… a lot of food. Service was efficient, atmosphere was waves breaking about 30 meters away from your table!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Brendan F
    18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place, but the Nachos sucked. Still recommend.
    This is the place to be on the beach in Tamarindo. Drinks, food, and a great view of the surf right from the deck. The chicken in the nachos had way too much mustard mixed into the sauce; the chicken was pretty horrible. The Half size of nachos would’ve been more than enough to eat, but I couldn’t eat that chicken. Still, the place is pretty nice and I plan to go back in the future.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 4, 2024
  • jamesmc16
    Montreal, Canada161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the walk too
    Visited with the whole family of 8 in January. Place is clean and clean washrooms. Sat outside in the upper level area, the breeze was nice to keep us cool while eating. Street traffic was very busy on Friday, did not interfere with our eating. Service was good, arrived at shift change so just a bit slow. Food was tasty and amount was excellent for the price. Next time in the area will be back to eat and enjoy the view.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 23, 2024
  • John R
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful view to enjoy a few beers.
    Stopped in for a flight of beers on a beautiful afternoon. The view is outstanding watching the surfers. This is the reason to come. The service was not great and took 5+ minutes to get our beers even though it was just us and another couple who also was not being helped. The beers themselves are just OK and I found the beers from other breweries they offered better than theirs. Still hard to complain too much about cold beer on a beautiful beach. And it was a nice change from just drinking Imperial.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 27, 2024
  • Kelly B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful coffee bar with beautiful beach view
    What a wonderful little coffee bar! We visited almost daily and enjoyed a cappuccino during our morning walks along the beach. The service was fantastic and we’re looking forward to enjoying the coconut, peanut cookies and banana bread sadly on our way to the airport! Can’t wait to come back again next year!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2024
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Odin M
Tamarindo, Costa Rica9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
According to their website the "Chips 'n Salsasss" are "bottomless corn tortilla chips", but the waitress, Pamela, lied and tried to say that "sin fondo" on the Spanish menu means "there is no meat under the chips like the nachos".

"Sin fondo" translates to bottomless.

Google for yourself: witchsrocksurfcamp menus lunch-dinner.pdf

Not to mention, the "milkshake" is really a ice blended smoothy, not a ice cream blended shake. (Goto Surf Shack for the best real milkshakes in Tama)
Written March 5, 2023
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SFabs
Saint Paul, MN71 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We visited here twice in hopes they got better. They have a good location and okay beer. However, the service was brutal. Places in Costa Rica have pretty slow service to begin, but this place took it to a whole new level. The first time we only got a few things, but it took over an hour. The second time all we got were a few beers. They came right away when we first got there then we didn’t see them until we approached and asked for our check. Wouldn’t go here again.
Written February 20, 2021
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SMG
Raleigh, NC15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It has a great location for sitting at a beach bar and drinking beer, but the food was average if not less than average. The first time we went my husband and I order the big ass nachos. The only thing that was big ass was the number of chips. The nachos lacked any of extras that they claim on the menu. The meat was barely to be found and buried at the bottom of the endless amount of chips. (Maybe a spin-off of olive garden with their endless bread and salad). Well of course we tried it again thinking it was an off day. We both ordered the hamburgers and they were much to be desired. They were bland with WAY too much bread. I would not recommend this place unless you just wanted to sit by the beach and drink, there are plenty of other better places for eating.
Written August 28, 2022
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Ryan
Winnipeg, Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
While the food options are limited (they are a brewery after all, not a restaurant), the kabobs we had were awesome. We've since been back to the brewery a second time, as well as their beachside location across from Witches Rock Surfing, and have plans to go back once more before we leave. I can't effuse enough about Volcano. If you love craft beer (or even if you don't), this is a must visit while you're in Tamarindo.
Written March 10, 2020
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Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to write this amazing review! Hope to see you again soon!!!
Written March 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John R
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Stopped in for a flight of beers on a beautiful afternoon. The view is outstanding watching the surfers. This is the reason to come. The service was not great and took 5+ minutes to get our beers even though it was just us and another couple who also was not being helped. The beers themselves are just OK and I found the beers from other breweries they offered better than theirs. Still hard to complain too much about cold beer on a beautiful beach. And it was a nice change from just drinking Imperial.
Written January 27, 2024
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jonnylaw333
Northfield, MN37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Unexpected Brews and good food in a very touristy area. You can count the craft breweries in Cost Rica on one hand. If you are going to Costa Rica stick to the wilds but when you need a taste of civilization and a cold brew head to Volcano Brewing.
Written January 3, 2020
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Thank you so much for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your brews and food! Hope to see you back down here soon!
Written January 6, 2020
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Bob L
McKinney, TX51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I enjoyed their Gato Malo brown ale. For me it is everything that a beer should be: amber, delicious, well balanced among flavor, hops, and weight, and not too alcoholic. A perfect ale for people watching at the beach. The brew store has some merch, but there is more at the surf shop next door. I’m happy with my new Witch’s Rock t-shirt!

We ate lunch at El Vaquero, which shares the property (and owners) with Volcano. The food at El Vaquero was mostly brewpub – burgers, tacos, etc., and of course lots of seafood. Good not great, and like most places in CR, mucha comida… a lot of food. Service was efficient, atmosphere was waves breaking about 30 meters away from your table!
Written December 27, 2023
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jamesmc16
Montreal, Canada161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Visited with the whole family of 8 in January.
Place is clean and clean washrooms.
Sat outside in the upper level area, the breeze was nice to keep us cool while eating.
Street traffic was very busy on Friday, did not interfere with our eating.
Service was good, arrived at shift change so just a bit slow.
Food was tasty and amount was excellent for the price.
Next time in the area will be back to eat and enjoy the view.
Written January 23, 2024
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Expedition658289
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We had a great meal at Volcano Brewing. After a week of mediocre food and slow service, this place was a breath of fresh air. Ironically, the host made a point of warning us that the kitchen might be slow...but it was fast and tasty. It's not Gourmet - but all 8 of us enjoyed our meals and the beer was pretty good too.
Written January 13, 2023
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jamesmc16
Montreal, Canada161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Great location, nice vibe, good place to eat and watch the surf.
Food good, price $$ and amount of food sufficient for price.
As others reported waiters hit or miss. Must have been shift change, first waiter took our order then left for the day
Second waiter slight mix up in orders, but hey Pura Vida, no stress.
Would give it a second try when we return.
Go just don’t have high expectations, enjoy the view and relax.
Written February 15, 2022
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