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Costa Rican
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had perfect lunch. The milkshakes and costa rican food were amazing! The stuff is so kind and friendly, muchas gracias!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Just yummy cafe! Much to choose from, good choices for vegans, simple outdoor space, but outstanding food. We enjoyed friendly staff and good quick service. The food really was excellent. Would recommend!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022

It seems like this restaurant is easy to miss as they are set back slightly off the main street. They have a really vast and varied menu, and everything we ordered tasted amazing and was good value. I also went many times just for their...iced coffee, which is arguably tastier than the pure coffee places in town and served much more quickly. The staff are very friendly and always had a smile on their faces. Would definitely recommend for a nice breakfast or brunch!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

Great service and food! Bring cash to add an extra tip if you can. I had the typico breakfast with a chai and it was all delicious. Everyone in the family ate all they could. No food was wasted.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

This is a don’t miss for breakfast. The food is authentic and amazing, the prices are fair and the staff are wonderful. This cafe reminds me of what tamarindo used to be before it became commercialised. Highly recommend for breakfast!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

This is a hidden gem in a sea of over priced restaurants. Small business owned, amazing food, authentic, and fairly priced! Cute story as owned by three friends. Honestly best breakfast I have had since I’ve arrived. Cannot recommend enough! Don’t miss.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly staff and great vibe. One of my favourite places to eat in Tamarindo! If you have a chance check it out.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 25, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic coffee and food…wait staff very attentive. From everything I saw you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. The many fans were appreciated as the humidity is real

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022

The staff here are hard working and very friendly. The menu has a ton of options to satisfy everyone. Reasonable prices. It is always busy which tells you their food is great. Their service is fast so there won't be a long wait for a...table. I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022

Very average meal and service, once was enough. Not a great location, many shots have beach views to enjoy.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 8, 2022

Guys, having breakfast in town can be tricky because it is cheap food but you,re willling to pay for new flavours. This place has very good drinks, but it is over price.. not even autentic costa rican pinto.. its hipster overpriced type of place. It...used to be good but the changed owners.. and staff. Im sorry the staff there is great ( the new one) but the food quality went bad. Not a good gallo pinto.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 27, 2022 via mobile

When I walked up this small breakfast spot I wasnt sure what to think. Well, the staff was carefully playing ball with a little girl. They were playing with her, talking to her and sitting with her. This breakfast spot is great. The staff truly...cares about their customers and makes you feel like a family. In addition it’s dog friendly and has amazing food!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 23, 2022

We had a delicious brunch here during our stay in Tamarindo! Great food,, coffee, smoothies and service.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022 via mobile

It was just ok. My friends eggs were runny when asked for over easy and my breakfast burrito with ham was dry and only had 2 small pieces of ham in it. My husband was not excited about his huevos rancheros either. We should have...realized when we saw the sign that said the restaurant was for sale that we should go somewhere else. There are so many other amazing breakfast places in Tamarindo, I would not come here again. Unfortunately others were closed on Monday so we ended up here.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, food, and service! Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. So thankful we were able to find this hidden gem!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Response from Jenncarv1031 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure as we stayed in a condo close to this cafe. JW is far outside the other side of Tamarindo. If they have a shuttle to Tamarindo every place is in walking distance once you're there
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Tico Tamarindo

Yes, Cafe Tico Tamarindo offers takeout services.

Cafe Tico Tamarindo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5