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“Great restaurant right on the beach!”
Review of La Palapa

La Palapa
Ranked #31 of 192 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: "Come and do us the honor to be part of our family.Enjoy a nice and a frendly relaxing experiance in harmony with our natural environment in front of the sea as much as possible..."LA PALAPA
Frisco, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great restaurant right on the beach!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Four of us chose this restaurant after seeing good reviews on Trip Advisor. We all had the Big Hole Snapper, with the head cut off, and it was to die for. The French wine recommended was reasonable and excellent! There is a 2 for 1 nightly drink special. After our first wonderful meal, we decided to return for our final night in Costa Rica and we were treated to a fire show after our meal. On the second night three of us again chose the snapper and one person the lobster. She said she should have asked for the snapper! On both evenings we arrived in time to see the sun set and we never felt rushed to order our meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited February 2013
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LaGrange, Georgia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best Red Snapper”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We ate here two nights out of seven.The whole red snapper was the best ever.It sits right on the beach & the sunsets are fabulous.We even had a great fire show to top it all off.Will come back.Thanks Nico!

  • Visited February 2013
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Toronto
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Simply excellent.”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

The owner is French, and it shows. We had the seafood platter on the waiter's recommendation, and it was delicious, with an ample selection of seafood, each piece perfectly grilled, and careful attention to sides. The waiter also recommended an excellent and reasonable (French) house wine. Service was great, the view of the beach perfect, and the staff genuinely friendly. We met the owner on the way out, and helped him convince some dubious Americans that La Palapa is truly an outstanding restaurant.

  • Visited December 2012
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Ann Arbor, MI
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“A lovely dinner restaurant on the beach.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

The setting was lovely, the food ample and prepared well and really enjoyable singer and fire dancers one evening. While somewhat expensive for us, this was one of my favorite evenings while in Tamarindo.

Visited February 2013
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California Hot Springs, California
1 review
“We loved it...”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

What a wonderful experience we had at La Palapa:  just on the sand with a view to the sea. Great meal, one of the best meals I've ever had. The waiter helped us in the choice of the fish to eat, we  decided to try their grand marnier lobster with their house wine. Try it, Love it! Service was very very good, comparison to other restaurants. This is a must....

  • Visited January 2013
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