We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great sandwiches!”
Review of La Bodega

La Bodega
Ranked #4 of 189 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, Costa Rican, International, Healthy
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: La Bodega is an organic cafe/store located in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. We carry foods and specialty items made 100% in Costa Rica. Fresh homemade sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee and drinks are available daily! We provide organic, sustainable and local foods as much as possible. We are a small locally owned business with a passion for eating and living well. Pura Vida!
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great sandwiches!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Perfect place for lunch or quick mid-day snack.
Sandwiches are made with fresh products grown locally. La Bodega sells many other organic products, including juices, coffee, and cookies.

Great value for money!

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Tigiuz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

530 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    440
    63
    17
    8
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Chicken salad sandy”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

My brother and I honesty went to la bodega because it was #1 on trip advisor for restaurants in tamarindo...I understand why! Joey the owner was extremely nice and shared some information of where he get his ingredients, all local, sunstainable, and organic. I got the chicken salad sandwich with home made mayo and hibiscus lemonade and my bro got the veggie sandwich with the tea. Honestly both were fantastic. On our way back to flamingo beach I regretted not getting one to go... The wonderful taste lingered for hours. Mmm. A must in tamarindo!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Elidr89
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Super special gem in Costa Rica with passion in every bite!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

We just happened upon this place and it was such an wonderful surprise. The food is organic, healthy, tasty, and completely unexpected! We tried sandwiches, cake, pasta salad, and fresh beverages. The owners are engaging and enthusiastic about sharing their yummy food and happily greeted each guest. Feels like a favorite neighborhood hang out! PS. Their is A/C inside so you won't melt!

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank rebecca234m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“organic coffee”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Excellent organic iced coffee - perfect for a hot day! Freshly baked coconut macaroons were also delicious. The shop sells fresh local produce, dairy, eggs, etc. The shopowner was super friendly.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank KAR20850
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious coffee and breakfast”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This place is super cute and just outside of the busy Tamarindo center. The coffee was delicious and as far as breakfast goes, really really tasty stuff. My only complaint is that if there's a few people at once the service gets a bit slow since only one person works the shop.
Try the banana bread :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Lucie K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed La Bodega also viewed

Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste
 
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste
 
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste
Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste
 

Been to La Bodega? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing