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La Bodega

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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La Bodega is an organic cafe/store located in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. We carry foods and specialty items made 100% in Costa Rica. Fresh homemade sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee and drinks are available daily! We provide organic, sustainable and local foods as much as possible. We are a small locally owned business with a passion for eating and living well. Pura Vida!
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Costa Rican, International, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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All reviews breakfast sandwich brownie sandwiches smoked trout banana bread plantain chips salad pollo chicken hibiscus lemonade organic food great coffee iced coffee every morning gluten free options love this place fresh fruit
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Reviewed yesterday

I waited about 15-20 minutes for a black iced coffee, but it was totally worth it. Staff was very friendly.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lacy L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a good thing that this was not our first visit or we would not come back. 4 of us for breakfast Sunday 10. Was not full and it only has maybe 6 or 7 tables and bar rail of maybe a dozen seats. Place...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank craigmG60GG
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi craigmG60GG, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. I apologize sincerely for the fact that your food took longer than expected to arrive. Sunday 10 Feb, was actually one of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent organic food for an affordable price. They are concerned about the environment, they use straw metal.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Pierre-Luc_43
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pierre-Luc_43, Thanks for the excellent review! We're very happy you enjoyed your visit! Those metal straws, they're a lot of work; we clean each one with a little brush after each use! ...but we all have to do what we can, right? :) We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was top notch...coffee great...breakfst..very good....nice..dirt road ...tamarindo style.. will return again

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Constance H
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Constance H, Thanks for the excellent review! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we'll see you again soon! Pura Vida! Buki

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great outdoor restaurant the food and service is awesome. Try the pomegranate lemonade it’s worth the trip to Costa Rica. We took a pitcher home and drank it with Costa Rican Vodka by the pool. YumMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jackied603
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi jackied603, Thanks for the great review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Yes, I've heard from multiple sources that our lemonade (hibiscus, not pomegranate) is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite pool-side liquor :) We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love La Bodega. Simple but not, while healthy, flavorful, and friendly! And pura vida big viny trees around too. We can’t imagine Tamarindo without La Bodega. Thanks Buki!!!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nadia44444
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nadia44444, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We really appreciate the amazing support from our wonderful local customers such as yourself... It's such a pleasure to see you whenever you stop by, as your super loving and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the vibe, the mocha is tasty and so is the breakfast sandwich. Only open for breakfast and lunch, but a great place to eat and people watch.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 3furballs
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Aiden2005, Thanks for the very nice review! We're very happy you enjoyed your visit! I love our mocha too... the best coffee, which already has notes of cacao, with an amazing locally-produced silk chocolate... If you like coffee, and you like chocolate (who doesn't?)...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee we’ve had in Tamarindo! My husband had an omelet . I had the vegetarian salad . Both were fresh and excellent. Portions were just right.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KimberlyMcCutcheon
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi KimberlyMcCutcheon, Thank you for the excellent review! I'm glad you thought we have the best coffee in Tamarindo, because it's definitely one of the things that is really important to us! People come to Costa Rica expecting great coffee, and it's such a disappointment...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best! Have been coming to Costa Rica for 11 years this is a must try breakfast spot! Order the breakfast sandwich! Pura Vida!!!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Colin B
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Colin B, Thank you for the awesome review! We do our best to keep providing Tamarindo with the best breakfast sandwich... AND the best coffee... and the best salad... and the best banana bread and brownies... :) We hope to see you again soon!...More

Reviewed January 10, 2019

La Bodega in Tamarindo Costa Rica has the greatest salad bar none! Fresh ahi tuna prepared expertly with so many other ingredients! Fresh queso, hummus, plantains, just endless and endlessly delicious PLUS affordable. Won't disappoint.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jacqui f
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi jacqui f, Thank you for the amazing review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit... and I have to say, I agree with everything you said :D We hope to see you again soon, Pura Vida! Buki

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David M
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Byron D | Reviewed this property |
Frank is in Tamarindo but Buki is the new owner. Buki has had it for awhile. Ask around & you will find Frank
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August 25, 2016|
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Response from Buki-CR | Property representative |
I can't attach them to my response here, or a message via tripadvisor. I will try and upload them to our page here. Frank B.
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