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$7 - $14
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Seafood, Healthy, Costa Rican, International, Gastropub, Street Food
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Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

Love the decor and set up. Food good and reasonably priced. Key lime pie was frozen so not very tasty. Service a bit slow but very friendly staff. I’d return for the shrimp tacos. They were out of ceviche so that was disappointing.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

Great waiter and delicious food. House red wine was also worth drinking. Sit outside and watch the world go by. Recommended.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022

A little pricey I thought but the service was good, food was delicious. That's all I have to say about it but I need 100 characters.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

As with many places in Tamarindo, where the food is good the view isn't. Don't let the setting put you off, the food is excellent, fresh and tasteful and very reasonable - tuna was some of the best I tasted in our 2 months in...Costa Rica.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

Great food. Value for money and quick service. Only would have preferred to sit indoors on a hot afternoon. The parking is a but weird but the food was worth it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

Went to the Shrimp Hole with my hubby tonight and was treated to the most delicious shrimp dinner! Followed up with some yummy key lime pie. AND the best part was the fabulous service! *Add this to your must eat here list

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 17, 2022

On a hot sunny day for lunch, we tried this small place under a shaded roof and it was perfect. One of the best tacos that we had in Tamarindo!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022

The food was excellent and creative. The tropical shrimp salad was a bargain at $14 as it came with maybe a dozen shrimp and was delicious. My wife is celiac and was easily able to eat gluten free here.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022 via mobile

Last night of our stay in Tamarindo, something simple and away from the beach, excellent service, generous portions, and great vibe.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 18, 2022

My wife and I had a nice lunch. Owner was very nice and very helpful. Recommend restaurants and other places to get good food.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022 via mobile

This was the WORST restaurant we ate at in Tamarindo. The drinks had very little alcohol. We had to buy shots to add to the margarita. The curry veggies were raw. Who adds raw string beans to a supposedly cooked curry? The carrots too were...raw. I didn’t order a curry salad. The rice was also undercooked. The shrimp salad was ok The dessert was a terrible a lime pie. Yucky texture and taste I can’t understand the great reviews. Try at your own riskMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 3, 2022

The reviews were good and the location was super convenient for us but when we arrived I wasn't so sure about the street corner dining area at first because there weren't many people. (It did pick up, I think we were ahead of the crowd.)...We ordered The Classic and the fried mahi fish filet. Both were great but The Classic was the favorite. Light and fresh, good flavor, and my usually picky companion loved the included salad and patacones. The margarita and passionate screw cocktails were also A+. Couldn't leave without trying the key lime pie after seeing it on the menu and it was the perfect end to a great meal.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed February 3, 2022

This place has average quality food. Nice for a quick bite, but not worth visiting if you want something exceptional. I ordered The Classic and it was fine, but definitely not worth anything above an average rating.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 30, 2022

We were delighted with the tropical shrimp salad and the unique Captain's lemonade with home made ginger lemonade and mint. My husband had the Tico shrimp and a refreshing Margarita at a great price. Ty and his team provided great service for an excellent dinner...experience.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 30, 2022

We just spent a month in Tamarindo and ate at the Shrimp Hole many times. Highly recommend. The ceviche is the best we had at any restaurant in Tamarindo - coconut milk is the magic sauce in this dish. We tried nearly every dish on...the menu, and enjoyed them all. The service and food were consistently good - which we found to be a rarity in Tamarindo - plus the portion sizes are big and it's affordably priced. The owner was there every time we went (seems he's there 24/7!), and he goes above and beyond to ensure that you have a good experience.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Katherine474
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Gosia N | Property representative |
Hi, sorry we don't do fish and chips. We don't have enough space!
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bee03101962
August 25, 2016|
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Response from dfaler | Reviewed this property |
JW is about 20 mins from town.. So you would have to take JW shuttle. When you are in Tamarindo definitely check it out!! It's great
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PCK78209
March 10, 2015|
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Response from Gosia N | Property representative |
No steaks or burgers. Just shrimp.
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Shrimp Hole is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5