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Green Papaya Taco Bar

Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0863
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (414 reviews)
“chips and dip” (53 reviews)
“egg salad” (17 reviews)
Mexican, Latin, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

We journeyed down to Tamarindo to eat at the Green Papaya based on numerous recommendations and we were not disappointed. This restaurant exceeded our expectations with both food and atmosphere. Our girls loved the swing seats. Our meals were excellent and highlighted the local flavors...More

Thank cjbrice
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cutest place! There are swings outside surrounding the bar. It’s cash only- but there is an ATM just around the corner. Great service- Cynthia was super friendly and helpful. And the tacos are amazing! You get two per order- highly recommend the Mahi mahi and...More

Thank demcke01
Reviewed 2 days ago

Small place off the main street in Tamarindo. We had mahi tacos and tuna tacos. Soo good and generous portions. Everything is very fresh and there are many options for both meat eaters and vegetarians. Servers are friendly and will help you work on your...More

Thank skwelsh2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped by for dinner on one of the nights that we were in Tamarindo. The aesthetic is very modern, and dare I say even urban outfitter-ish. I ordered their chipotle ship with chips. The serving size was smaller than what I'm used too, but it...More

Thank cmarbet
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went with our daughter. She loved the swing chairs! The food is delicious, healthy and well portioned. We went here twice during the week. The waitresses were very friendly and helpful. English is spoken and they take credit cards.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First off, the seating, and scenery is enough of a reason to come. However the international servers made sure the experience only gets better! We had Cynthia and she was VERY friendly and helpful. She kindly helped my mom, who has a gluten allergy, and...More

Thank Tanner W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I tried the fish taco here, I believe it was mahi. It was huuuge and super delicious! Highly recommend. I also love the swings outside!

Thank Janine R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is strongly recommended. Excellent and authentic food, awesome service and nice decoration. Try the ceviche as starter. Delicious!

Thank mr_fossi
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great fish tacos, wonderful atmosphere with swing chairs, professional service, cash ONLY, great place for a beer

Thank Swompner
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

TripAdvisor did not steer us wrong. The Mahi Mahi tacos and Buddha bowl were out of this world. The staff (Cynthia) were friendly and helpful too. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Jerilyn T
May 26, 2018|
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Response from mrmark | Reviewed this property |
Both USD and Colones. That goes for just about everywhere.
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Telephonemike |
They don't but was worth going despite that. Great hot sauce with the chips.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$5 - $12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0863
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Green Papaya Taco Bar & More We bring our uniqe style to Tamarindo with Good food & Great Music to create the perfect atmosphere for a good dinning experience.Our goal stands on low budget , clean , fresh healthy and tasty food with casual comfortable vibe You can eat inside with AC relief or outside with our Costa Rican nature. We open LUNCH & DINNER , or you can visit us Just for a great fresh COFFEE break.OPEN Tuesday - Sunday 11am -10pm See you soon :)
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