We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crazy Monkey Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, American,
Calle Principal, Tamarindo 1000, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 800-536-3241
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“nachos” (3 reviews)
“friday night” (13 reviews)
“ladies night” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Costa Rican, American, Bar, Pizza, South American
$$ - $$$
Calle Principal, Tamarindo 1000, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (83)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed August 3, 2017

My friend and I stopped in Friday night as we heard this was the place to go. They had two dance floors, one with an amazing live Salsa band and the other a DJ. There was also a live fire show which was excellent. There...More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and bar. It was very reasonably priced and the fruity Daiquiris were absolutely refreshing and delicious. I enjoyed the pineapple Daiquiri and my husband enjoyed the mango Daiquiri. We visited this place at least three times during...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time at this hotel! Leonel Espinoza was an amazing bartender! We had to run from the beach to avoid the rain and thunderstorms! We sat in the pool on the stools and he served us drinks with an amazing attitude! I'll...More

Thank Christian H
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Best service in Tamarindo. I ate at the bar every night and had great service from Sharom, Hilene, Lionel, and Jamie. Also, Marisol and Maricruz at the reception tended to all my needs during my stay. Great team!

Thank _valmuscalu
Reviewed February 21, 2017

The views are amazing! I also like the nachos they make during the day. They do the chips out of plantains which adds a cool Latin twist to the classic. Not for young children once it gets late.

Thank Joshua M
Reviewed December 27, 2016

The restaurant is in the Best Western Vista Villas hotel. They make delicious pizza and the view you get to see from their terrace is just fantastis.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed December 14, 2016

My friend and I stopped by on a Friday night after dinner. DJ playing great music in the front, live salsa in the back and a sports bar in between. Friendly people, great salsa dancing. I came out drenched and had way too much fun!

Thank Michele D
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We came to town expecting the usual late night festivities that are generally expected of little surf towns...but each night we went out everything was closed and the entire town was quite. We searched online and found this place has a live salsa band on...More

Thank Allie S
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Not what was I expecting. Too bad that such a place is not open when two men go for a drink. I wish I had more to say.More

Thank Gikidor
Carl G, Director de Recepción at Crazy Monkey Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2016

Thanks for take time to write a review about us! Its pretty weird to hear that, because, as you can see in all the pictures that we have in our facebook page from every friday party, we have lots of people from everywhere all the...More

Reviewed August 21, 2016

Had the best time ever at the crazy monkey bar , great food wonderful drinks at a great price. If you have the time to visit Tamarindo, you must definitely visit here.

Thank william s
Nearby Restaurants
Antichi Sapori
297 reviews
.33 miles away
Restaurante Mi Ranchito
8 reviews
.68 miles away
Cafe Mar Azul
36 reviews
.98 miles away
The Great Waltini’s
130 reviews
.88 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Pablo Surf School
176 reviews
.98 miles away
Playa Grande Shuttle & Tours
13 reviews
.99 miles away
Volcano Brewing Company
10 reviews
.94 miles away
La Galeria Centro de Arte
8 reviews
.50 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Crazy Monkey Bar & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Costa Rican, American, Bar, Pizza, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal, Tamarindo 1000, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 800-536-3241
  • E-mail
At the Crazy Monkey Bar and Restaurant we offer a wide variety of food for a great price. You can have a drink at our beautiful swim-up bar and stay for dinner while enjoying the amazing sunset view! Located inside Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing