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Restaurant and Cafe Cristina

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in front of the old Catholic church in Tambor, Tambor 506, Costa Rica
506 2683 0028
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Alberta, Canada
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank famyof4
Lyon, France
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank RebelPrinceTrys
Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank taibbird
Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The family that runs this place is very friendly and the food and wifi are good. Casados are 3500 and fresh fruit batidos are 1000 - 1500 colones. Comfortable terrace with shade. A two minute walk to the beach. Eduardo senior is often happy to engage you in a friendly conversation. Efficient but not rushed service. They often have fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Stayed at Tangor Mar and went to Cristina's for a change. There were five adults in our party and we each ordered something different. Everyone was very pleased with their meal, service and the atmosphere. In fact, we are going back there tonight for Christmas dinner. The food was special but without pretense. It tasted fresh with an obvious bent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Costa Rican, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: in front of the old Catholic church in Tambor, Tambor 506, 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?