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Green Papaya Taco Bar

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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 :)
$5 - $12
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Mexican, Fusion, Healthy, Central American
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went down from my wedding and this place was a hit with absolutely everyone who came down. The spicy sauce was terrific.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Green Papaya and it was great. The shrimp tacos with the homemade aioli were awesome. The chicken curry dish was fantastic as well. Very good food here.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beat restaurant in tamarindo our server rich gave an amazing experience and made us feel at home, highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best place in Tamarindo for fresh, healthy and delicious Mexican food. Flavors blew my mind, couldn’t get enough! Everything looks like it took a genuine process to make! Even the tortillas are freshly made, I could eat them by itself!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, tasty tacos! Came here because I wanted something different. The tuna tacos were great - wish I could do a la carte and try more. Chatted with the severs - very friendly staff. I recommend it for anyone looking for something light and...a bit more upscale - prices are much higher than a local shop. But I guess you also get what you pay for.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed eating here so much we came back the same day for dinner. The chipotle shrimp was the best shrimp dish we have ever had, the sauce amazing and the homemade chips super delicious. We really enjoyed talking to our server Richard...great service and...gave us some helpful local info. We bought a jar of their homemade chili sauce to take home...yum, wish I had bought 3 more! Oh and the coconut dessert was heaven!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021

From the swings to entertain the kids to the most amazing chicken...this is a must visit when in Tamarindo. Only thing I would suggest changing is they only take cash.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 1, 2021

We went there for dinner, and the tacos were dry, under sauced, and had WAY too much cabbage. However, there were other options such as quesadillas and burritos which were decent, but it wasn't the most enjoyable dinner restaurant. It also had a slightly inappropriate...picture on the wall. Additionally, there was a cat sitting on the bar, and they made no effort to remove it.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 31, 2021

I wanted to stay in Costa Rica so I could dine here all the time! We had the tuna tacos and the chipotle shrimp appetizer. Everything is always fresh and flavorful.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed March 30, 2021

We were a group with kids.The food was good and fresh. But it's very low, we wait for 40 minutes and they forgot to prepare the order for 2 kids. We had to wait 30 minutes more and we didn't have any discount for their...mistake.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Hi! I don’t know why they don’t accept credit cards. When we dined there we didn’t ask. You’d have to inquire with the restaurant. Sorry 😐
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Frequently Asked Questions about Green Papaya Taco Bar

  • Yes, Green Papaya Taco Bar offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Green Papaya Taco Bar offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Green Papaya Taco Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Green Papaya Taco Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5