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El Coconut

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International
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Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0086
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was recommended that we try this nice restaurant in Tamarindo, so we did and it was very good. A little on the pricey side, considering other options available in the area, but the food was nice and the atmosphere was very appealing - open-air dining off of the main street. We came during low tourist season so we were... More 

Thank JHL321
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We decided to eat downtown for our last meal and the food here was fantastic! We ordered the chicken with the mushroom sauce and bacon wrapped filet mignon. Awesome! And!! They employ local women to cook the restaurant's menu. Love it!

Thank Julie M
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were watching the sunset across the street and a storm was coming. We had seen this restaurant on this app, so we decided to check it out. We are 2 of 3 people in the restaurant, so we made of 66%. It took a while for my boyfriend to get a second beer, the food was... More 

Thank Angela D
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This place had the best food I had in all of tamarindo. The drinks were awesome , the food was amazing and the service was excellent. You have to try the curry chicken in peach sauce, it sound sketchy but it's really good. I only gave them a 4 because it gets really hot there during lunch time, but if... More 

Thank Haydeekarina
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We always eat at El Coconut when in Tamarindo, and we've not been disappointed in 12 years! The service is first rate, and the food is creative, beautifully presented, and tasty! If you are in Tamarindo and want a fine dining experience, go to El Coconut!

Thank mbahr
Kansas City,
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The food I ordered was good, and they were very accommodating of my son's food preferences. My only criticism, which is fairly minor, is that the food took a long time to come. However, it did taste very fresh and was exactly what we ordered.

Thank Laurel W
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146 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Family lunch in June. Only people in restaurant. Good fish and calamari, average fajiitas and burger.

Thank JackinDenver
Fort Drum, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Half cooked fish with bones and lemon water disguised as an "alcoholic drink" sums up my horrible experience at this restaurant. When I told the servers that the fish was not cooked, I was given a look like I was supposed to eat it all. The price is definitely not warranted for the quality of service and food.

Thank Tony P
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I spent 7 nights in Tamarindo and ate here 4 times. Fabulous people, delicious food. The owner is often present and applies her own personal, perfectionist, touch and charm. Live music many nights of the week, but subtle, to create ambiance without interfering. A must-visit location in Costa Rica.

Thank MikeGreenley
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The food was wonderful and the service was incredible. Happily recommend this. Try the lobster it is awesome.

Thank Havage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0086
This setting could just as well be in LA or Paris; beautiful teak terracing, all handmade wood furnishing and the shining cobber from the bar and the lamps give that warmth and good feeling we all enjoy. The wait staff takes pride in being members of Team Coconut for years. It is their personalized attention that permits them to remember each client and their likings. Nowhere else will you feel as Welcome and Well attended as here. Every day the same words are repeated "The Client is the King". At El Coconut you will also find a truly professional kitchen where the main ingredients are "Heart & Soul". Who could be able to resist an Avocado filled with sauteed Shrimps, A Tropical Lobster prepared with fresh pineapple, raisins and ginger or not to forget the Surf & Turf even big enough to satisfy the hungriest surfer. Where else in Costa Rica would you find a temperate wine cellar of almost 1000 bottles? Nowhere that we know of. Our wine selection goes from the easy drinking Latin American table wines to finer selections such as Chateau Neuf du Pape, Penfold 389 and many more. Our seating capacity is more than 100. We are used to and truly enjoy arranging your special events; be that "The President's Club", incentive dinners, rehearsal dinners or weddings. Let us make your night that special night.

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