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Santa Rita Cafe

Sunrise Plaza Mall Tamarindo | Complejo Sunrise Plaza, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 4034 0501
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“quiche” (11 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sunrise Plaza Mall Tamarindo | Complejo Sunrise Plaza, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We popped in here after reading reviews on TA and across the road from Tamarind Diria (fancied a change from the buffet). Nicely decorated, airy clean feel to it. Menu simple to understand. Coffee was food, locally grown. Food was nicely presented.

Thank louise t
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wish I could give this place more than 5 stars. The food and service was wonderful!! They are knowledgeable about gluten and dairy intolerances and were able to safely prepare food for me. I highly recommend this breakfast spot. My husband and I think...More

Thank mmcccarthy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great place for breakfast. Loads of variety in food. Vegan, vegetarian, organic...whatever you need is there!

Thank Monique J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Santa Rita several times during our week in Tamarindo. We would probably have eaten here every day (once we found it) if our lodgings hadn't included an excellent breakfast. Everything we had here was delicious, especially the gallo pinto. As other reviewers...More

Thank FLGlobetrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is super friendly. Great coffee, great breakfast. You can not go wrong starting your day here. Fresh food at a fair price. THe breakfasts tasted & looked fantastic. It is located upstairs so don't miss it.

Thank goloubow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just when I thought this place could not get any better, it did. The Tropical Smoothie Bowl was a 10 plus plus, super creative and fresh Avocado/Cream Cheese sandwich and the Chocolate/Banana Muffin was the best I have had anywhere. Amazing food and wonderful people...More

Thank Drew S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Santa Rita is a bright, eclectic space on the main drag in Tamarindo right across from Banana Surf Club. On the second floor, two Uruguayans have created a “must visit” spot for breakfast. Order at the counter, but served at the table, I went with...More

Thank John L
Ale V, Owner at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, nice words! Thank you so much for your opinion and recommendation! We're happy you liked our food and service :) Best regards, Ale & Juan

Reviewed July 13, 2018

My husband and I have been going here for years, we really love it! Highly recommend it! its great if you have kids there's a little play area for them and comfortable seating for adults. the staff is great and the menu is amazing. If...More

Thank RaquelatTMT
Ale V, Owner at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your recommendation! :) Ale & Juan

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I got a recommendation from our hostel to come here for breakfast. We both had a smoothie bowl (I had the green one and my boyfriend had the tropzical). They were both so tasty and filling! We also had iced coffees; bonus...More

Thank Lauren I
Ale V, Owner at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yay, we're happy you liked our place! Best regards! Ale & Juan

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

This place is great for everything from bakery items, smoothies, coffee drinks and breakfast. They’re located on the 2nd floor above a souvenir shop. They have a small outdoor area and an air conditioned indoor area. Today I tried their Salmón Bruschetta with cream cheese,...More

Thank Ric915
Ale V, Owner at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mmmm, the salmon bruschetta is one of our favorites! Glad you enjoyed it! Ale & Juan

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January 15, 2017|
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Response from Zora410 | Reviewed this property |
I hope this isn't to late. It is tricky to find. If you are looking at Diria facing the beach go right and stay on the right side of the street. Keep walking until you pass the Diria property. After Alamo rent a car is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $11
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sunrise Plaza Mall Tamarindo | Complejo Sunrise Plaza, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 4034 0501
  • E-mail
Santa Rita Café is a small coffee shop located at the heart of Tamarindo. Its a family owned business designed to stand out creatively and gastronomically. Established by a couple (an architect and a chef), the idea is to create experiences while offering a variety of all day breakfasts, lunches, home made bakery and delicious specialty coffee. There's also beer available! It's family and pet friendly and the perfect place to meet other travelers and local people.
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