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Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine

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$9 - $40
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Mediterranean, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dear foodies, We just had dinner at Falafel Bar and the food is amazing. My husband had the veggie kibbeh with tahini and spicy green sauce as an appetizer and the main dish was fish salad (lettuce, onion, tomato, radish) He was very pleased. I...had the Falafel and hummus with pita bread. So delicious and it was a lot of food! The hibiscus tea was great We absolutely loved everything and our server, Sol, was super nice and attentive. If you’re looking for something a little different from the traditional Costa Rican fare, you will love tje Falafel Bar😍(Sorry, I was so excited about the food, I forgot to take pictures- my bad!) JillMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

That's awesome Jill! It was a pleasure, thanks a lot🌸❤️

Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food and drinks and nice, welcoming staff. Some of the best falafel I've ever had, well worth stopping in

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!!! 🙌😃

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just ordered food to pick up and this was by far the most mediocre and overpriced meal I had in tamarindo yet. The restaurant was completely empty but the chef still didn’t think warming up the pitas would be a good idea. They came pressed...up in a plastic bag, completely cold from the fridge. We ordered the Zataar pita and it’s was literally too spicy to be edible. Like crazy spicy (I m a chef and I love Thai food so I can handle spice). None of us could even swallow a single bite of it. The fish falafel honestly tasted oily and stale. Hummus has a weird acidic note, chicken schnitzel was all soggy, tasted weird and was served in a rubbery, stone cold pita. Absolute shame! We literally dumped 85% of our meal in the trash. Ps: waiters were very nice both on the phone and in the restaurant but the chef is obviously the weak link..Can’t believe I left $5 tip…More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience, it is very helpful for us to improve. We are sorry for this situation, you can call us when something like this happens and let us know about your food so we can do something about it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best falafel in town. Best falafel I’ve ever eaten. I’ve been eating at the falafel bar for the past 7 years along with Green Papaya after my 2 hr workout at my favorite place Tamarindo Gym. Pandemic stopped a lot of us and I was...constructing Mother Earth Vegan Hotel/Restaurant since 2020. I became good friends with Keran the owner. I don’t get out much working at my own restaurant but I recommend falafel bar to all. A must place to stop and eat. You won’t be disappointed. You will fall in love with the family as well.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Amazing, thank you so much!💛💛 Your words have made us emotional, see you next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome menu, fresh food and good service. Everything we ate was amazing and you could tell the quality of the ingredients was there. We thought the value for the price was excellent and would love to return one day.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thanks a lot❤️ we appreciate it!🤗

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

nice food but a lot more expensive than expected. not big portions for the money. waitresses friendly and restaurant clean.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your opinion is very important for us, thank you!!

Reviewed August 22, 2022

When I say wow…please believe that is not sufficient to capture the happiness of my taste buds at this establishment! We got the chicken shawarma but what really blew my mind was the beef kabob and pita and hummus! The meal was phenomenal and the...staff was so kind and friendly. I discovered this place on TikTok prior to my trip and I have to say it was one of the best places we ate in tamarindo. I cannot wait to be back. Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's awesomeeee!!!! It makes us happy, thank you so much!

Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Great hummus and perfect falafel. Got the lamb in pita it was excellent!! Very friendly service makes the experience even better. We’ve already been there twice and sure to visit again.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot!! 😄

Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

I had super tasty falafel here back in 2018. I am back in Tamarindo this year and the food is still incredible - keep it up! 🤙🏽

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2022

Greattttt!!!!! Good to see you again here in Falafel! 💪

Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

They had some of the best Mediterranean food I’ve eaten anywhere in the world including the Mediterranean. Food was reasonably priced and portions were large. Our waitress Solo from Argentina was excellent and made recommendations and gave prompt service.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2022

Thank you a lot!!!!☺️☺️

Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

We hit them as they opened the doors at 11 am and are still arguing about what was best! The Chicken Shawarma plate vs the Sandwich! The fresh made Pita Bread is worth a visit on its own as well! Both Lemonades were delicious, no...sugar added! Also great as takeaway !More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2022

That's awesome! Thanks a lot, your comment is very important 😄💪 We are so happy because you enjoyed!

Reviewed August 6, 2022

We absolutely loved Falafel Bar! We actually went for dinner two nights in a row. The food is just that good, and it is a nice reprieve from the chaos of the beachfront restaurants. I had the mixed grill and speaking from a carnivore’s perspective,...this dish is perfect! The fresh pita in all it's forms is amazing. We also were obsessed with the garlic dip, a delicious garlic pita bread with tzatziki dip, highly recommended! The staff was also so attentive and welcoming. We will be back. I can’t recommend enough!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2022

This comment make us so happy, you're welcome again whenever you want and can! Thank you so much☺️🙌

Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

My daughter and I had dinner here. We started with a Mediterranean plate, which was excellent and huge. The pita bread was memorable. We really did no need to eat our main courses, also tasty and enormous! I ended up taking my falafel plate home....The falafel was moist and tasty, not easy to pull off; most are dry and crumbly. I had a tasty cocktail as well. The waiting staff were busy, but very friendly. Would recommend without reservation.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Thank you for sharing your experience! 😃🙏

Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Food was delicious! I will go back for sure! Only downside is that menu says it doesn’t include service fee (tips are included in price in CR). But when you get the bill they include the 10% and ask for additional tip. The waitress didn’t...liked when I said no for more tip as the 10% was included already. Was kind of awkward.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2022

Hello! Sometimes the concept of service in Costa Rica is a bit confusing. It is mandatory to add it to the bill and it is not included in the menu prices! (but it is detailed) We are really sorry for the awkward moment. We hope...More

Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

We love this place! I am addicted to the Chraime (it’s a yummy dish that comes with bread, fish in red sauce, salad, and spicy green sauce). I like to make it extra spicy and it’s the one place in Tamarindo I’ve been able to...find spicy food that I love. My friend always orders the chicken schwarma with potatoes and he says it’s excellent. The restaurant in the perfect location in Tamarindo downtown, walkable to everything. They offer a variety of drinks and teas, too. Great service, nice people! And the option to sit outdoors or indoors with AC. Extra bonus is they play cool music on the speakers. Great vibe for group of friends or families with kids. Very delicious food!! Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Falafel Bar Tamarindo, Propietario at Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2022

You are very nice!!!! It's fantastic for you and for us🙌☺️😃 Thanks a lot! See you next time🤗

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Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4