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“Great Atmosphere. Good food reasonably priced” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tacobar Santa Ana

Tacobar Santa Ana
Santa Ana, San Jose | Frente Al Supermercado Mas X Menos, Carretera Hacia la Cruz Roja, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
+506 2282 7863
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Ranked #6 of 82 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Price range: $3 - $12
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bentonville, AR
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere. Good food reasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I vsisted this place with some friends and have been back at least a 1/2 dozen times. nice little niche restaurant offering pretty much any kind of taco you could want. I hear from friend that breakfasts are really good and really cheap. The ironic thing is this place does not serve alcohol. Pretty funny since it has a"Bar" in its name. Also, the first time after hearing about it, i was expecting some kind of dive, i was very very pleasantly surprised

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great atmosphere and pleasently decorated bars that doesnt match the poor service.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Me and my friend showed up at the place without beign welcomed found a seat on our own. Then a while later we were told to go order at the cashier were the cashier girl looked like she was also the weitress there. Obviously theyre well under staffed. We recieved our order then i asked for some ranch which i found out they didnt have for the salad when i asked for it the second time. Real poor service but the swings at the bars and the stars on the floor were attractive.

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Thank psemihp
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Tacobar_Restaurant, Manager at Tacobar Santa Ana, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear your Tacobar experience wasn't 100% positive. We do have a sign indicating that ordering is to be done with the cashier which you may have missed. We will look into making it more visible. We hope you will give us another try. Kind regards, The Tacobar Team.
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Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very good for a Taco Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had very good fish tacos and salad for two for under $23, not bad for very fresh food. Salad bar could use some more additions like basic "salad" staples in case someone does not like the typical "pico de gallo" style but other than that you can make a meal in itself at the bar. No staff on site when we first walked in but once they knew we were there they stayed close by. Looking forward to returning often and to try the $3 breakfast special. Only thing missing, a nice cold beer or glass of wine!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank enez
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Boca Raton, Florida
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great Tacos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I'm not sure why this place isn't getting good reviews. I think this is the best taco bar in Costa Rica. I just ate lunch there with 7 friends and had 3 chicken and Parmesan tacos and a guanabana smoothie and it was out of this world. This is a little more expensive of a place than usual here but the food is worth it. The place is very clean and is a pretty cool environment. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly. The parking isn't so great but you'll manage. This restaurant was totally packed with Tico's today and my friend who has lived here all of his life says it has been like this since it opened. Give it a try you won't be disappointed. I'm coming back for sure on my next visit.

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Thank kava-kauboi
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good drinks, pleasant atmosphere but bad food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We ate lunch there today and not one of the six dishes that we ordered was up to expectations. Rubbery shrimp in the shrimp ceviche, rock hard chips and overcooked fish, in the fish and chips, tasteless pizza, wallpaper paste like hummus, and rather flavorless meat taco. All in all, just not a good experience with the food, which was a shame because the restaurant is a very pleasant place with good servers and delicious drinks. The premise of the restaurant is a fast food type of ordering with the food brought to the table. There was about a 10 minute interval between when the first person was served and when they brought the last meal.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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