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Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-0598
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Little Cafe, Big Taste

Stopped in here for lunch to get out of the heat. Looks like nothing, very small inside and a couple of tables outside. The food is EXCELLENT! tried sandwiches and went back for pizza. All local food, most made in house. Just great doggone food out of the heat and hustle of the other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
alaskamusher
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Palmer, Alaska
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Palmer, Alaska
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch to get out of the heat. Looks like nothing, very small inside and a couple of tables outside. The food is EXCELLENT! tried sandwiches and went back for pizza. All local food, most made in house. Just great doggone food out of the heat and hustle of the other beachfront/tourists trap restaurants. Such a great... More 

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Thank alaskamusher
Taos, New Mexico
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in search of a quick breakfast. We went to Buon Apetito as it was inviting and on the Main Street. The owner was there and greeted us personally. We ordered at the bar and the coffee and smoothies and inlets and bagels showed up quickly. The veggie bagel was good and the bread was all homemade. The caprese... More 

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Thank Bazbol06
Kennewick, Washington, United States
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I was going along mid-morning thinking I'd just like a simple sandwich when I wondered on to this place. Wasn't anything fancy, but I knew I was going to like it when the lady greeted me. She was just one of those persons that you can't help but love. She told me I could have breakfast or anything else. The... More 

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Thank Michael L
Saskatchewan, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I must recommend this place to you on your travels to Tamarindo. Best gelato in Costa Rica. Real Italian made gelato. Super friendly and welcoming.

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Thank CurtisRM
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Home made Italian cooking, pizza & pasta. I loved the croissants! The owner is the most lovely lady, very warm and friendly. Prices are great. Make sure you stop in for a delicious coffee!

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Thank MOZproducts
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We had a great pizza in this cafe. The owner is incredibly friendly and attentive, and we were able to take our leftovers home with us. I'm aware that tea isn't a speciality in Costa Rica and as such mine was filthy, but I won't hold that against them!

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Thank biz_e26
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Went shopping in downtown Tamarindo. Walked right into Buon Apetito and my wife and I both got pizza. It was VERY good, and was a very friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Fizband
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I've been here for so many times while being in Tamarindo. They had a good coffee machine, and were one of the first restaurants in Costa Rica which serve good coffee. Then owners are really kind, I enjoyed being there! The food wash fresh and tasted amazing. The prices were not that high as the rest. A must go !

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Good food and the owners are wonderful people! The omelettes were very good and came with fruit, toast/jelly, juice and coffee. Also tried the breakfast sandwich and it was huge!

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Thank Diane F
Sun City West, Arizona
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restaurant is owned and managed by a Sicilian lady. They really know how to cook and serve pizzas and pastas. Also they have good sandwiches if you are looking for a quick bite. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very important : the room is air-conditionned !! Important added value in Tamarindo when it is 85/90 F... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: 2653-0598

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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