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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into the Monkey Bar for a quick drink.Bartender was gracious and made some great frozen drinks.

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While most apartments and condominiums have west-facing verandas, if on foot or driving up the steep central avenue at Playa Flamingo, it is a short stroll up to the Monkey Bar with its stools or the outside tables to relax viewing. Fine selection of nibble plates with beer or a cocktail makes for a relaxing start of an evening.

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Thank RobCope
Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How could ya not stop at a bar with a name like this Stopped for a late lunch and stayed for the Sunset and for Dinner, were never disappointed The service was spot on and we definitely came back twicce for more. The staff are super friendly and helpful

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Thank viking226
Edgewood, Kentucky
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We 1st stopped in here to hatch the NFL Championship games. Green Bay lost, but it was still a great time here. The food was perfect, the bartenders made very nice drinks and were all friendly as could be. On our next visits we used the pool, swim-up bar, and beach access too. The meals were perfect every time we... More 

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Thank LuvDCaribbean
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the fish ceviche one night was amazing second night not so much service is excellent but food hit and miss

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Thank NicjBrisson83
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on day of adventuring off the resort. It has a great Costarican vibe and the view over the Marina is beautiful. It's easily within walking distance of the Flamingo and can be reached by road or walking on the beach and following the trail at the end of the beach. Great way to to get a little exercise.

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Thank dmehsikomer
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove our much younger frint desk girl from flamingo hotel to the monkey bar we still fit in with a much younger crowd had few drinks and a few laughs wild and crazy safe place lots of action

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Thank Brad D
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there almost everyday because the unit we were staying in had no internet. Beautiful view, great food and friendly staff.

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Thank skullian2
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Just up the street from our condo in Flamingo, interesting round bar but not a lot happening when we were there. It was closed a few times when we tried to check it out. Ok place for beer. Didn't get to see the view as we were there after dark. Sadly, no monkeys anywhere.

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Thank BurgessMeredith666
Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We were so impressed with the service and the surroundings in 2013 that we are staying in a condo in March on site. We will not only have access to the Monkey bar but also 3 pools!! Pura Vida

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?