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Copacabana

South American, Costa Rican
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Tamarindo Boulevard, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went for a walk down the main street and stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant. Beware the calamari is not battered but still delicious.

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Thank Acacia T
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It may not look much along the street of bars and restaurants in Tamarindo but if you want a thoroughly Costa Rican welcome, good beer and a variety of bar food then this is the place we liked best during our stay. Highly recommended.

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Thank stevehutch
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I found myself coming back to the Copa around 'happy hour'. Drinks were a little cheaper then. A front row seat to the spectacular sunset! I had eaten there with friends and the food was okay but not overly impressive. Not the best meal I had on the beach. But will try a different entree next time. I mainly liked... More 

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Thank linda b
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Got to love a place you can have a drink with your wife and your kid can go play on swings, slides and climbing. Right on the beach and the food is not that bad.

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Thank Yanev M
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Me and my friend went there for few beers. We stayed on their outdoor seats infront of the beach. Please keep in mind that they don't have service if you seat there, you have to go yourself to the bar and order your drinks and get them. We ordered a boca that costs more than anywhere else in Tamarindo and... More 

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Thank Jacel d
boston,ma
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very inviting looking from the outside , unfortunately the food is uninspiring and bland. Too many other great places in the area to waste your time and money here

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Thank bostonkaren
memphis, tn
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food was average but the service was fast and friendly. Location is beach side so some good views.

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Thank tysojesh
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Bad service only enhanced by the mediocre food. Walked in off the beach hoping to enjoy beach dining. But that's not Cop's speciality. They excelled at slow almost glacial like service and then presented some really uninspired cuisine. Then they topped the evening off by forgetting an item only to make sure it was in my bill.

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Thank MikeByers
Green Valley, Arizona
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The service is a little slow but what's the reason to hurry anyway. Located in a nice shaded area right on the beach. I strongly recommend bringing a coozie with to keep your beer cold. Food is ok nothing really great. Waiter is quick to tell you what is not available and I appreciate the input.

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Thank kc4ness
Edmonton Canada
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stopped in for a light evening meal with my wife and two adult sons. The place was fairly busy when we arrived, but we were seated fairly quickly. Thereafter, service was slow and disorganized, with errors on the drink service (twice) and on our meals, completely missing my order. It seemed that no server had responsibility for our table. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamarindo Boulevard, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo

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