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Smilin' Dog Taco Stop - CLOSED

On the road to Langosta, Tamarindo 90210, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1370
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Mar 13, 2013
“best munch in Tamarindo”
Jan 3, 2013
“Great if you love Cabbage”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, International
$$ - $$$
On the road to Langosta, Tamarindo 90210, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

definitely my top tip in Tamarindo superb food actually got slightly addicted to it and still miss them quesadillas or how is that think spelled :) Frederico and his team was such a great companion even allowing you to bring your own booze since no...More

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed January 3, 2013

The beef in the tacos had amazing flavor, but there really wasn't enough of it. The beef was overpowered by the cabbage. The chicken tacos were also tasty, but the shrimp tacos were mealy and my wife just shared my beef tacos rather than eating...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed October 5, 2012

New owners. Very good experience. Came in around 3pm with 3 friends. Ordered: Fish tacos (6) - Above average - $3 a taco Shrimp tacos (4) - Above average - $3 a taco Chicken fajita (1) - Above average - $9 Guacamole (1) - Very...More

1  Thank Alex M
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Julio at Iguana Surf Shop said they are the 'best taco's in town'. and he was not lying. The best food we had in town and for a good value (~$15 per person). Only downside is the dust from the road, but the food and...More

Thank Bp1033
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Don't judge a book by its cover, or you will miss out on the best meal you can get in Tamarindo. We passed by this place at least 6 times never giving it a second thought because the name made it sound like a sports...More

Thank Kicarter
Reviewed August 8, 2012

The menu is quite extensive offering varieties of foods. When I like a restaurant I usually judge on the quality of food, variety of dishes, atmosphere, service and cost! This restaurant earns 5 star in all of the categories! Not only the variety of food...More

Thank Mirka5555
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We had a good lunch at Taco Stop - fish tacos and quesadillas were prompt and tasty. Only negative is that it was a bit dusty from the road while eating on the porch. Thanks!

Thank SebGo
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Go for burritos they are soooo goood. And stuff is very friendly. Its located just right by the beach, so you can enjoy great food and then go to watch stunnig sunset.

Thank tomasludvik85
Reviewed July 24, 2012

The food quality and taste are very good, but the wait time to get your food is a bit long. Perhaps it's because of the care given to the order?

Thank DrDanDDS
Houselove, Owner at Smilin' Dog Taco Stop, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

Thank you! we are happy that u like our food!!!!!

Reviewed July 20, 2012

Open air seating. They do a good job of keeping the place clean on the dusty street. I thought the service was slow. We were the only ones there, at first. But they create each order specially so that takes time. Oh, there's no beer...More

1  Thank upscalehomeless
Houselove, Owner at Smilin' Dog Taco Stop, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2012

Thanks you!!!

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the road to Langosta, Tamarindo 90210, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 1370
  • E-mail
Smilin' Dog Taco Stop se encuentra el camino a playa Langosta abierto desde 1999 dentro de una atmósfera rústica y típica en el día o mas elegante por la noche.Nuestra posición nos beneficia al estar a un paso de tamarindo y a la vez siendo el primer restaurant viendo desde playa Langosta.Nos ubicamos en una zona muy protegida al estar un poco alejados del centro de Tamarindo y teniendo dos manglares alrededor, es fácil estar comiendo y poder ver monos, iguanas, mapaches, aves, etc.Nuestro pastelero, todas las mañanas, amasa las famosas Tortillas de harina de trigo que tanto nos caracterizan.La propuestra del chef se define como comida mexicana fresca y saludable donde imperan elementos orgánicos y oriundos de la region.Ofrecemos Ceviche del dia, Nachos, Ensaladas como entradas y de pricincipales tenemos una gran variedad de Burritos, Quesadillas, Fajitas y Tacos.No pierdas la oportunidad de conocer a sus dueños … ellos se encargaran de hacerte sentir cómodo!
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