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Santa Rita Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, International,
Sunrise Plaza Mall Tamarindo | Complejo Sunrise Plaza, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 4034 0501
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Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“quiche” (11 reviews)
“french toast” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Service
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LOCATION
Sunrise Plaza Mall Tamarindo | Complejo Sunrise Plaza, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 245 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a small local cafe with somewhat limited seating. It looks like a lot of locals frequent the place. The food was very good and fresh. The guy who works there, perhaps owns it was friendly and efficient. I had a delicious chicken sandwich...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RaeLynn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The absolute best coffee and specialty drinks in Tamarindo (if not the world! ;) The food, service and general atmosphere is why I walked there 3/4 of a mile, EVERY DAY, during my recent 2 week trip to Costa Rica Special thanks to Juan, who...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 848stevem848
alitayjuanito, Propietario at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Heyy! Thanks sooo much for your lovely opinion!! See you guys back in March!! Best regards!! Ale & Juan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best tico breakfast! and the burrito is good too! The coffee is always rich and bold, and the smoothies are clean and refreshing. We love the new location!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank searchingwaves
alitayjuanito, Propietario at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thanks for your opinion!!! Glad you liked our new spot! :) Regards!! Ale & Juan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will start off with the positive...the food is good & the place is cute. This was our 4th visit here, 2nd this trip...by convenience not a craving, after the first time. Each visit the reception wasn’t warm, kind of run by two guys who...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jenncarv1031
alitayjuanito, Propietario at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! First of all thanks so much for saying you like our food and our place! That’s what we focus on :)! As for family in our coffeeshop, well, it’s a family place with a playground inside.. I guess there’s people who dont like families...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe was located right outside where we were staying. Our last morning before heading home we decided to go for breakfast. Nice, bright space. Breakfast was really tasty. Had banana bread to share and it was moist and delicious. Everyone raved about the coffee....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank palomino62
alitayjuanito, Propietario at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Haha yes, we are a hidden gem! Now you’ll have to come back! Thanks for your opinion! Ale & Juan

Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

No Shame - that’s the name of the sandwich I ordered and it was probably one of the most delicious sandwiches I’ve ever had. It was HUGE so if you are hungry make sure you order it. Side salads was also fresh and the coffee...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arek_Ski
alitayjuanito, Propietario at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The No Shame is one of our favorites!! Glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for commenting!! Ale & Juan

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Went for a quick lunch had steak, egg, tomato sandwich and a tuna salad sandwich (there were two of us). Both really good and filling. For drinks we had orange/dragon fruit smoothie and another smoothie - sorry can’t remember what it was called but they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bean10
alitayjuanito, Propietario at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for recommending us!! We’re happy you liked our sandwiches and smoothies!! Best regards!! Ale & Juan

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Found this place as somewhere to hide from the rain... what a good find already been back Great coffee (although service a little slow) but service is friendly and food portions are huge! Cake is good as well and I have been having trouble finding...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank plainchoc
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We went in and had breakfast one morning while on vacation in the area, the owner was super friendly, the food was fantastic and reasonably priced. We tried to go back another day, before we left back to San Jose, unfortunately we were too early...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank airtimerc
Ale V, Propietario at Santa Rita Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thanks for your opinion! Too bad you guys couldnt come back. We did have a leak on our main water pipe... Best regards!! Ale & Juan

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Best pinto I have had over the past 10+ years of living here! Great food overall, good staff, and AC inside. Awesome place to try!

Date of visit: September 2018
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January 15, 2017|
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Response from Ale V |
Hi! It's walking distance (like 100 meters!). You go out of the hotel and walk left (like leaving Tamarindo). To your right you'll see Subway, then Mandarinas, then Blue Trails Hostel and then our coffeeshop! It's right in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2 - $11
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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