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El Chilito Mexican Grill

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Next to the SuperCompro, Tamarindo 43456, Costa Rica
+506 8574 1526
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was hopeful, but disappointed in the end. It was a choice between this place and Green Papaya for Mex food. This place was right across the street from where we stayed and sounded like it should be great. I ordered the fish taco plate. While the dish tasted good, the tortillas were dry and it ruined the taste. I... More 

Thank Mark F
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Give this place a shot.. the margaritas were awesome and the food had very good flavor, the prices were good too.. The Manager was a cool guy and shared his special Patron with us..

Thank Rob R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got told about this place by a bar waitress and it immediately became my favorite in Tamarindo. Everything is delicious but the best deal is their burritos. I'd go a 3rd time but now I have to go home.

Thank Mike B
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try here since it was close to our hotel and glad we did. Burrito bowls were delicious as was the taquitos and enchiladas and steak tacos. For 5, including beer, chips and guacamole and taquitos and 5 entrees it was $73. They didn't have a card machine so bring cash.

Thank Carla H
McGaheysville, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great. Everything we got was amazing. It's rather small so they might run out of something but the whole menu looked great and they have a create your own. Highly recommend and we are picky.

Thank Lori L
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must try this place, the best meal i have had on my holiday in Costa Rica!!! I had a 'bowl' where I pre-selected all the ingredients in it - chicken, sauce, salad etc, it was beautiful. My boyfriend had pretty much the same ingredients in a wrap, which was massive and lovely to. Price was brilliant to

Thank UK_Hay
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely good and creative good in a clean, charming location. It's close to everything but easy to miss - well worth seeking out. One of the best meals we had in Costa Rica.

Thank pdelevett
Golden, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried El Chilito on recommendation from a local. We were not expecting to have the best meal yet in Tamarindo. The restaurant is very modest but the food is 5 star! The chef was an artist back there building his masterpieces, you could taste the pride he took in creating the dishes. Wish we had another night to eat... More 

Thank jannimv
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

The service was great and informative. Went on Valentines Day around 3 so lots of time to have been stocked. 1st no fish or shrimp witch is what I was craving for taco. Let's order a cocktail. I like vodka tonic. No we are also out of tonic, oh and vodka. The store is around the corner! We all ordered... More 

Thank Craig M
Sherwood Park, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We ate here on the recommendation of our surfing instructor Eric, and we were blown away. The flavor profile in the food was amazing, and both our dishes (Steak Taco & Chilaquiles) were perfectly cooked. The price was very affordable ($40 USD including taxes and tip) which included a starter of their house made chips and guacamole and a delicious... More 

Thank Geoff B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to the SuperCompro, Tamarindo 43456, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 8574 1526

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?