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“Best Food in Town”
Review of Smilin' Dog Taco Stop - CLOSED

Smilin' Dog Taco Stop
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican, International
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Smilin' Dog Taco Stop se encuentra el camino a playa Langosta abierto desde 1999 dentro de una atmósfera rústica y típica en el día o mas elegante por la noche.Nuestra posición nos beneficia al estar a un paso de tamarindo y a la vez siendo el primer restaurant viendo desde playa Langosta.Nos ubicamos en una zona muy protegida al estar un poco alejados del centro de Tamarindo y teniendo dos manglares alrededor, es fácil estar comiendo y poder ver monos, iguanas, mapaches, aves, etc.Nuestro pastelero, todas las mañanas, amasa las famosas Tortillas de harina de trigo que tanto nos caracterizan.La propuestra del chef se define como comida mexicana fresca y saludable donde imperan elementos orgánicos y oriundos de la region.Ofrecemos Ceviche del dia, Nachos, Ensaladas como entradas y de pricincipales tenemos una gran variedad de Burritos, Quesadillas, Fajitas y Tacos.No pierdas la oportunidad de conocer a sus dueños … ellos se encargaran de hacerte sentir cómodo!
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Julio at Iguana Surf Shop said they are the 'best taco's in town'. and he was not lying. The best food we had in town and for a good value (~$15 per person). Only downside is the dust from the road, but the food and the friendly staff/owners more than made up for the dust. It's a must visit if in Tamarindo!

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Don't judge a book by its cover, or you will miss out on the best meal you can get in Tamarindo. We passed by this place at least 6 times never giving it a second thought because the name made it sound like a sports bar, not a place with seriously good food and no bar or TV in sight. We finally gave it a try because our surf instructor recommended it when we asked for a place with great fish tacos, having been disappointed so far. The location on a dusty road is not the best, but the food made up for that big time! Our group of 4 all ordered something different (veggie burrito, tacos del mar, quesadilla del mar) and everything was fresh, delicious, and surprisingly gourmet. Served on huge white platters with beautiful presentation we couldn't believe our good fortune on finding this place. If you are in Tamarindo, do your self a favor and eat at the Taco Shop!

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Thank Kicarter
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

The menu is quite extensive offering varieties of foods. When I like a restaurant I usually judge on the quality of food, variety of dishes, atmosphere, service and cost! This restaurant earns 5 star in all of the categories! Not only the variety of food is extensive catering to both vegetarians and meet eaters, the portions are substantial in size, the price is inexpensive, the food was super delicious and the service and atmosphere is fantastic as well. Hence I highly recommend this restaurant to all that come to visit Tamarindo!

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Thank Mirka5555
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We had a good lunch at Taco Stop - fish tacos and quesadillas were prompt and tasty. Only negative is that it was a bit dusty from the road while eating on the porch. Thanks!

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Thank SebGo
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Go for burritos they are soooo goood. And stuff is very friendly. Its located just right by the beach, so you can enjoy great food and then go to watch stunnig sunset.

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Thank tomasludvik85
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