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“Good for large groups”
Review of Walter's Place

Ranked #133 of 191 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Easley, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good for large groups”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

I was quite suprised the waiter at Walter's Place could seat or 11 hungry eaters so quickly. The restaurant sits at the end of the street in Tamarindo on a cul de sac directly on the beach.

We ordered a few of the large two person sea food platters. The food was good, but I was expecting a little more fish options on the menu. Although Red Snapper was the catch of the day, I ordered Mahi Mahi. The filet was very thin which meant it was cooked quite thoroughly.

The mixed drink selection was good....the Maitai's were actually very good as the bartender used local pineapple in the drink along with local rum.

This is a good selection for $15/person.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Smithdad
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Fantastic fish tacos”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We loved our fish tacos. Flavorful, fresh fish on a corn tortilla. The view was wonderful and we were treated to iguanas running around.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank catzen
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“wrong order-lunch $170!!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were hungry and wanted a place with a view so we stopped at Walter's Place. They had a huge menu without any prices out front, that ought to have been our first warning, and we were persuaded to dine there by the nice man out front. The cokes were cold and they had Heineken. We ordered after the waitress explained the special. We had ceviche, not the best, and nachos, very good, for starters. The ceviche was huge however it came with 12 chips which were not enough for even a pilled high ceviche chip ratio. We asked for more chips which ended up showing up on our bill as an extra order of chips. The food came out and the waitress ended up bringing us 3 daily specials instead of the two we ordered. I don't know if we asked so many questions that it confused the waitress or she wrote the order incorrectly however there were 3 daily specials at $20 a plate which would not have been too steep if the food was good. The first special was an entire red snapper. It was dry and had no flavor. The second special(x2) was the seafood special that had shrimp (2 jumbo-yum and a dozen previously frozen shrimp-not yum), lobster (size of the jumbo shrimp and tough), crab (imitation), calamari (looked and tasted as it had previously been frozen) and some fish pieces that were used in the fish tacos. We sent one of the specials back since we only ordered two of them and they brought it back out a few minutes later. It was not worth getting into a fuss over an extra plate however it was annoying to have a $170 lunch that was less than mediocre. I would recommend Noigis over this place and the view is the same. Our waitress was great and she was very apologetic of the error, not enough to comp the dish or let us return it, however we will never eat there again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank ChadCluff
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Don't recommed the restaurant”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel as we asked for good tortilla / fajitas place. The food wasn't worth to pay for and the place is not comfortable. Wild cats were wandering around the restaurants and didn't like those at all!!! Also we ordered the fish of the day and that was too well done and very dry..vegetables were not fresh either..

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Finnish_girl_1985
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant on the beach, Great Service”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We ate their January 30,2013. We were talked into eating here by a guy out front. The only thing holding us back at the start was no prices on their sign on sidewalk.
After asking for the menu we decided to eat here. Prices were average. Food was very good. A nd the staff couldn't be better. My wife had the veg pizza and I the fish sandwich and fries. The pizza was huge I ended up eating half of that as well. I like meat on my pizza but was surprised it was very good.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Keith S
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