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Monkey Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
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Main Street | Flamingo Marina Hotel, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
506 654 4141
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our favorite bar for happy hour and we were saddened to find out it's closed. We had even bought a monkey to leave there. The whole resort it is part of is closed as the plan to make expansion plans but who knows when or if it will ever reopen

Thank Rg3150
San Diego, California
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was only one mother and small child there and the toilet was..... no bueno Beer was cold View was good. Long stairway to get to bar

Thank drsue940
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

I'm sure this place would be even better if we were staying there, but we stopped in to enjoy a couple afternoon drinks and snacks. The views were great, the pool bar looked amazing and we enjoyed our short visit.

Thank Steph G
Sarnia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I went here twice and there was hardly anyone there. I felt I was alone at the bar, I guess it's more happening at night. The staff was super nice and welcoming and they wash your hands before you eat. I bought some of there sauce to bring back home.

Thank Jess C
Windsor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Really good, friendly service. Food was outstanding. Unlike many places there at Playa Flamingo, they made us feel welcome, and treated us with class and style.

Thank Jan T
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

We ate here a couple of diff times . Very easy to go to , great bar, the service is a little slow, and the english is not as fluent as other areas, but the bar and wait staff were friendly and always were able to understand what we wanted. The food is amazing here. Stuffed oyster shrimp and the... More 

Thank Janice P
Winchester, Kentucky
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Seriously, monkeys hanging everywhere. Lots and lots of little stuffed ones........ The food was fine but we thought a bit pricey for the bar.

Thank lindabU9337QZ
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

A wonderful place with an amazing breeze and a great view of Flamingo Bay--Good Food and your kids can swim while you enjoy a cocktail!!

Thank Jean-Pierre B
Great Falls, Montana
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

The Monkey Bar is nice spot in Playa Flamingo for a social drink or a fine dinner. The service is slow but typical of most of Costa Rica, it is pleasant and and competent. The food we had was fabulous. The price was a bit high, so was the quality.

Thank Dexter B
Denver, Colorado, United States
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

We stopped by the Monkey Bar, and they have a tradition for Superbowl. The staff was inviting and very courteous. We stopped in for a quick drink, and bought their Superbowl hats and T-shirts, only $22 for both. For Superbowl, you can bring in a stuffed monkey, and they give you a free drink. The monkeys are hanging up in... More 

Thank Karen N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Flamingo Marina Hotel, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
  • Phone Number: 506 654 4141
A quaint and cozy casual lunch and dining with most spectacular views in the area with swim up bar and fun and happy hour! High season special events like Thanksgiving & Superbowl!

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