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Restaurant and Cafe Cristina

Costa Rican, South American
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in front of the old Catholic church in Tambor, Tambor 60111, Costa Rica
+506 2683 0028
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St. Paul
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my family here for a wonderful meal. I loved the Grilled Chicken sandwich. Soo tasty The guacamole and patacones are out of this world. Best I have ever had!! You need to try out this quaint restaurant by the beach. Brand new to Cristina's is a super talented Canadian Chef. So friendly and helpful with choosing menu items.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My two kids, hubby and I ate here yesterday. We were greeted warmly and introduced to the new chef. A lovely little family run hotel and restaurant, they just brought in a Canadian chef for the upcoming season. The restaurant is quaint, clean and close to the beach. The food is home cooked and although they offer a Casado, also... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Had an opportunity to eat here 2x on our most recent visit to the Tambor area. Cafe Christina delivered authentic food at reasonable pricing. Having limited Spanish didn't matter as the waiter was more than patient in helping us select items from the menu. Not incredibly varied fare but tasty and fresh. From the shrimp and rice to chicken and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Great way to avoid airport food - fresh ingredients and welcoming atmosphere. Grab that last bit of Costa Rican beans & rice for the trip home

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BC Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

A great place to stop on the way to and from the airport. Some if the tastiest food we had here in CR, able to accommodate our various dietary restrictions, and the pleasant owner speaks english. Great family restaurant for everyone!

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Lyon, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

Not that it was the food was bad but we were served 3 fishes coming directly from the freezer. I would expect to be told at the beginning that it was not a fish of the day. Friendly people otherwise.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2015

With a friendly family running this quaint little restaurant, we felt right at home eating here. They made accommodations for our vegetarian family, and their daughter hung out with our kids... running around, coloring and playing Uno. Delicious smoothies and dinner made this a lovely evening out!

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited Cristina's twice during our visit, once for lunch and once for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. The red snapper special was cooked perfectly. Great little place across from the Catholic Church.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were staying down the road at tango mar and found this place and ended up having several meals there. A huge shrimp or fresh food platter for around 12 dollars. Family owned,fresh food,fresh fish, great chicken,good service. Had our Christmas dinner there. The owner also helped us set up a trip to Tortuga when we were in a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

a group of gringo local residents chose christinas for our monthly luncheon this month and we made a great choice . the menu offered plenty of options and the prices aré very reasonable. the fresh fish casado was great. the service was excellent especially considering we were a group of 14. nice outside seating and the friendliest staff around. highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: in front of the old Catholic church in Tambor, Tambor 60111, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Tambor
  • Phone Number: +506 2683 0028
Description
Tasty food prepared with local ingredients. If you don't like it, you don't pay - that's our guarantee of quality.

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