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“A Great New Spot”

Green Papaya Taco Bar
Ranked #16 of 187 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Green Papaya Taco Bar & More We bring our uniqe style to Tamarindo with Good food & Great Music to create the perfect atmosphere for a good dinning experience.Our goal stands on low budget , clean , fresh healthy and tasty food with casual comfortable vibe You can eat inside with AC relief or outside with our Costa Rican nature. We open LUNCH & DINNER , or you can visit us Just for a great fresh COFFEE break.OPEN Tuesday - Sunday 11am -10pm See you soon :)
Tamarindo Costa Rica
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Great New Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Civilized dining in Tamarindo. This is one of VERY FEW places to eat indoors with air conditioning. The menu has new offerings and the staff has been great so far. Traditionally the service in Tamarindo and Costa Rica is lack luster at best. This place seems to being excelling. We've been twice in the past 2 weeks and will definitely going back.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank TamarindoMirador
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nirnaor, Owner at Green Papaya Taco Bar, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thanks a lot for the warm review we do appreciate it !!!
Thanks for thinking of us and taking your time to write such a great review and share your good experience with us.

Nir , Alin & Tom
Green Papaya Team

Pura Vida :)
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Santa Monica, California
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“Best place in Costa Rica!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

I traveled in Tamarindo back in July and found myself at least twice a day in Green Papaya...they serve amazing breakfasts, especially the pancakes and their coffee is THE BEST you'll find in all Costa Rica guaranteed (; the chili con carne is a must and everything else I tried was fresh and tasty. The owners are friendly and the place has a good vibe to it. If you're in Costa Rica, you must go!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Michal B
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nirnaor, Owner at Green Papaya Taco Bar, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thanks a lot for the warm review we do appreciate it !!!
Thanks for thinking of us and taking your time to write such a great review and share your good experience with us.

Nir , Alin & Tom
Green Papaya Team

Pura Vida :)
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Surpises galore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We ate lunch here twice (closed on Monday or it would have been three times). The tacos are not the Taco Bell type of tacos. They are open faced on soft tortilla's and the menu has many varieties of fillings including several kinds of fish. Everybody cleaned up their plates. Very tasty.

My big surprise was the Chili con Carne. It was Tex-Mex, not the kind of chili we are used to in New Mexico. But it had black beans instead of pinto (I know of one restaurant in Santa Fe that also uses black beans). It also had carrots in it. Jalapeno was another addition. It was absolutely marvelous. I asked for the recipe and was told it was a secret.

We highly recommend this restaraunt.
Michael Dietz

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank ProudFossil
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nirnaor, Owner at Green Papaya Taco Bar, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thanks a lot for the warm review we do appreciate it !!!
Thanks for thinking of us and taking your time to write such a great review and share your good experience with us.

Nir , Alin & Tom
Green Papaya Team

Pura Vida :)
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Tasty and Open.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

And did I mention friendly? From the well designed, fresh exterior, detailed in beautiful warm cuts of Guanacaste chairs and adult-sized swings, to the light colors and open space, this place says come in and feel comfortable. The menu is the kind of food you want always, breakfast burritos all day (my wife ordered this), egg-salad tacos (me) and other yummy fare such as chips and salsa, burgers and more, you will find something that will make you say "mmm."
And! Not only do they have a traditional italian espresso machine, they make an assortment of coffees cold and hot, any time they are open... even after 5! Whoohoo! They have cakes and desserts, salads and soups... and even a guitar on the wall.
Please support this new business as you will likely enjoy what they serve. Oh and one more thing, affordable pricing. Oh, and one more... full bar if that's your thing.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank damonre
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nirnaor, Owner at Green Papaya Taco Bar, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thanks a lot for the warm review we do appreciate it !!!
Thanks for thinking of us and taking your time to write such a great review and share your good experience with us.

Nir , Alin & Tom
Green Papaya Team

Pura Vida :)
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Boston Ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“You must go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We loved this place! We were only in Tamarindo 3 days, and we went here 3 times. Dinner was fantastic -- everything so fresh and good. THe fish tacos were my favorite. Our group have 5 tried pretty much everything on the menu for breakfast, and everything was fantastic! We also went back for dessert, which was also wonderful. The setting is dlightful -- beautiful, wooden tables and stools, and the best part was the swings. Thw owners are lovely too, and very helpful. I highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank emergencygetaway
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nirnaor, Owner at Green Papaya Taco Bar, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thanks a lot for the warm review we do appreciate it !!!
Thanks for thinking of us and taking your time to write such a great review and share your good experience with us.

Nir , Alin & Tom
Green Papaya Team

Pura Vida :)
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