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La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria

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Italian, Pizza, International
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2653-0846
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 127
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best service we have ever received from any restaurant in Tamarindo.

Went in for a pizza after hearing so many great things about this place from friends in the area. The evening we went, the power was out when we got there. The owner met us in the parking lot and brought out menus for us to look at while waiting for the power to come back on. After a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
CaptainBill1
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went in for a pizza after hearing so many great things about this place from friends in the area. The evening we went, the power was out when we got there. The owner met us in the parking lot and brought out menus for us to look at while waiting for the power to come back on. After a few... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

AWESOME coal fire pizza. Unique flavors and fresh ingredients. We also heard the spaghetti and calzones were great! So basically everything :) Not on the main strip so ask around for directions, you won't regret!

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Thank Monica S
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are regulars at La Esquina, having lived here for three years now. We were crushed when they temporarily closed to build their new location. The up side was, we were thrilled when they reopened. The new location is a little smaller but the intimacy works. We returned to a very crowded restaurant which says we were not the only... More 

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Thank LisaVander
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had it delivered to our hotel so I can't speak to the restaurant atmosphere (we used the ticotogo service for delivery). Lots of different flavors for pizza and all seemed to be tasty as we had no leftovers.

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Thank Leigh H
Atenas, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing!!! The pizza is so good!!! Service spectacular. And super affordable! And they use imported pepperoni, not something you typically find in Costa Rica. This will be a regular stop for our Tamarindo visits!!

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Thank kraboin
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some friends recommended La Esquina to our family of 5. We had a meal there in January 2016. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality, atmosphere, service and value. We ordered the Hawaiian and Sebastian pizzas, as well as the chocolate mousse and brownie for dessert. All were excellent! I would strongly recommend La Esquina. As a bonus, there is... More 

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Thank Mai S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great fresh food 🌞great pizza. Great chicken kabobs. Fast friendly clean. The Tres Amigos pizza was delicious . Only open for dinner but priced well and fresh food

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Thank hsmellin
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The Tres Amigos Pizza is the absolute best pizza I have ever had in my life, and that is saying a lot because I love pizza. Also Julie is an awesome server, very sweet, takes good care of us every time we go. I get this pizza at least once a week, so happy they have opened back up again!!!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

we ate food from here twice. First pizza delivery during an awful thunder storm. The pizza was great, might have tasted better given the weather, and the salad excellent. It was close to our condo so we ate there another night as I had read so many great things about the shrimp tacos. If you like fried shrimp tacos with... More 

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Thank Gooselee
Uruguay
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is one of the best casual restaurants in Tamarindo. Great ambience, excellent service and even better food. Pizzas are great and desserts are really good. Try flan con dulce de leche and Natalia's brownie, you won't regret it. Everybody was very accommodating here, the place is really nice and there's even an area where kids can play and have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: 2653-0846

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic

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