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Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Pacific Rim, Costa Rican
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| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cypress, Texas, United States
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the drive to get here. Great views in a very relaxed setting. Extensive menu for food and drinks. Friendly staff. Right on the beach. Would highly recommend. Open 11-5. Not sure if credit cards are accepted, would advise to check.

Thank Joanne G
Irvine, California
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great drinks, good food, right at awesome surf spot - relax and enjoy...Mauricio is excellent, check out Lolita the pig... Pura Vida!

Thank reidhome
Blaine, Minnesota, United States
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lola's is a fantastic little beach bar that's a roughly 25 minutes walk down the beach from the JW Marriott Guanacaste resort, named after the giant pig who resides on property, it's a small gathering spots for surfers and sun worshippers who need a drink or meal to get them through the day. We walked down from the Marriott and... More 

Thank Imaginedoc
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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193 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All positive reviews of Lola's are true, this place is great. There should be more places like this in Costa Rica! We ate here a couple of times and enjoyed a few drinks as well and everything is good!! The service, the food and the drinks and the amazing view of Avellanas beach. My children really loved the smoothies and... More 

Thank ctgo
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the JW Marriott in Hacienda Pinilla in Guanacaste. The beach at Marriott isn't great. Very rocky but makes an excellent setting for pictures during sunset. Suggest definitely going to the Lola's in Hacienda Pinilla. You can walk there from the Marriott during low tide (approx 20 min walk) or 10 minutes if you drive. The road... More 

Thank Jsingh31
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Lola's several times and had smoothies every day. Since Lola's we have ordered smoothies at at least 10 different places and Lola's wins hands down. Our favorite is the guanabana, passion fruit and mint made in orange juice!!!

Thank Ann M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, drinks, view, service, all was good! I love this placeand I believe as always, I will go back there to see Lola (the pig).

Thank LindseyChang
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever dreamed of a remote restaurant on the beach with great food, fantastic service, beautiful sunset, surfers, with a hand pump shower... It's real and it's called LoLa's.

Thank hollywoodhotel
Norwalk, Connecticut
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lola's is a fun place and the food is really good but pricey. I much prefer the food at Nogui's in Tamarindo and the prices there are more reasonable with a similar beach atmosphere. I can't say I blame them though, no real competition around in Avellanas. I had the fish tacos and they were good but again, love Nogui's... More 

Thank Banjo123456789
San Marcos, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting there is only bad part, the road is terrible. Setting was great right on the beach and you could swim in this area without a bunch of rocks. Food was good also.

Thank amy222016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $16
Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Pacific Rim, 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
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?