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| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It may be a little hard to find Lolas but you'll be glad you did! We had the most delicious mahi-mahi tacos and fish with chips. Christian, our waiter gave us exceptional customer service. He made us feel like we were his only guest even...More

Thank luckygrl2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lola's is the only restaurant in the vicinity of Playa Avellanas, but it is a great oasis with good food, good service and clean restrooms. The Avellanas Surf School meets here in a popup canopy at the corner closest the beach and parking lot.

Thank mdcarlson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live down the road from Lola's and have been there many times. One of our favorite spots for food, beer, sunsets and great company.

Thank nicolelunstrum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Find your own beach"... well, Playa Avellanas is it. This amazing surfers paradise is well outfitted with drinks and food galore. Lola's provided amazing drinks and food after a long day in the water. The poke was to die for and the tuna sandwiches were...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ride from JW was tough...dirt road that is filled with potholes....but totally worth it. Incredibly informal beach front lunch restaurant with the 'crazy best' tuna steak sandwich eva (according to my 19 year old son). Two days later we decided to go back for late...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch after a long walking excursion from Tamarindo and it was like reaching an oasis. The food was good and the service very nive

Thank Sergio A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a Lola fan since they had the very first pig named, Lola, but I will NEVER, EVER go back. We went with 10 people, so we tried a variety. Food was the worst, I have eaten anywhere in my life. Not one...More

1  Thank ScubaGal38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Playa Avellanas to spend the day but we found the waves to be too hard that day due to the high tide. We decided to stop by the famous "Lola's" and the food was very good. This spot is known for the...More

1  Thank Madridista078
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best tuna sandwich (solid tuna steak with delicous sauces) I have ever had. Right on the beach. Big-city US prices.

Thank ehart100
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We had cocktails with some tapas, like ceviche etc. It so fresh and the spices were amazing! The servers were very busy but always attentive. The atmosphere is relaxing and more on the quiet side.

Thank sfnativ458
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Karen R
April 3, 2017|
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Response from greatfoodandtravel | Property representative |
Hi! They are Christi and Donatus, and you can reach them by sending a message directly via TripAdvisor or finding Lola's on Facebook. It is not allowed to give an email address in this forum.
Lindsay M
March 26, 2017|
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Response from ptdrcd | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they take American Express, but they do take other credit cards. And yes, the Lola was within arms length to pet:)
December 31, 2016|
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Response from greatfoodandtravel | Property representative |
There's a great shuttle Avellanas Express three times a day (10, 2 and 5), nicer than most taxis, very reliable and inexpensive ($12 round trip).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $16
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
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
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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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