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$$ - $$$
Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
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| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pura Vida. Excellent food and super nice beach. Great place to spend an entire day with family or alone.

Thank Michelle B
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and drinks. The atmosphere is awesome. Shaded seating with large tables and super comfortable chairs. We will be back again and again. The staff are super friendly.

Thank Brian S
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Casa Surf and would relax at Lola's every day. Great food, drinks, service and most importantly...hammocks!

Thank BigEZ77
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like fish tacos, ceviche and sitting by the beach, then this is your place. 8 minute ride from the JW Marriott, just be careful because the road's got potholes. They also have nice drinks, both alcoholic and non-alc. Cool place to hang out and people-watch. Oh! And the place is named after this lazy pig, Lola, so make... More 

1 Thank Carla A
Apple Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the best I've found in Guanacaste. Atmosphere is paradise found. The beach and surf is admirable of any California girl and the food is organic and tasty. Well done Lola's 🌴PuraVida

1 Thank Landfinder
Anaheim, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lola's was on my list of restaurants to visit on our trip and I'm so glad we did! It's a little tricky to find, but worth the effort! The dining area is so beautiful and the view can't be beat! Our waiter brought us the tastiest passion fruit mojitos and our meals were delicious. Lolita is adorable too :)

Thank KellyJ0914
Hagerstown, Maryland
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I visit Lola's each time we are in Costa Rica! We love Playa Avellana- a beautiful beach where you can sit under the shade. Then we have lunch at Lola's. I always enjoy one of their smoothies and am addicted to the chicken satay. My family members all get something different. We are always delighted with our... More 

Thank Betsey L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cant say enough about Lolas...we have been been there over 50 times during our visits and it is still our number one destination. Great location, awesome staff, incredible food...what more can you want

Thank harstrick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I found Lola's on a trip. The place was ablsolutely magical. From the setting. The workers infectious smiles. The delicious food. And the best mojito ever concocted. We had lunch and began driving south. 2 hrs into our drive. We turned around and went back. Something pulled us back to Lola's. when we got there they were... More 

1 Thank Robkilkenny
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lolita the pig is a hard act to follow when she greets you at the door. But, the Lola's family gives her a run for her snorting. The staff is dressed in smiles and good vibes. Beachy music playing in the background sets the mood for a temporary escape. As we hide in the shade of the gorgeous great palms,... More 

Thank Samm F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $16
Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Playa Avellanas
  • Phone Number: +506 2652 9097
Long loved by locals, the secret is out on Lola's fantastic staff serving top-notch organic fare in a beautiful open-air beachfront setting. Gorgeous homemade wooden tables and chairs are set at water's edge under the shade of palm trees and umbrellas. Fresh seared tuna, big healthy salads, Dutch fries, pizzas and all new tacos are the favorites, alongside fruit smoothies, delicious sandwiches and fish & chips! Banana bread, coffee & smoothies starting at 8 a.M. Full menu from 11 a.M. To 5 p.M. Bar open to sunset. Closed Mondays. Cash, Visa & MasterCard.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?