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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2681 2000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good19%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried cheese” (2 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, American, Costa Rican, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't eat any other meals here besides breakfast, but the breakfast was phenomenal. The have an omelet bar, waffle bar, a wide selection of fresh fruits and pastries, plus a lot of local Costa Rican dishes. The service was also great. A special shout...More

Thank jacksonpcannon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every delightful food known to man is offered in this very nice buffet restaraunt. Seating either inside or outside on their patio. Couldnt be better!!

Thank D5167YHmikel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a beautiful restaurant at the resort. You have the option of outdoor seating or indoor . We had an amazing waiter named Ronald . He was great at conversation and really cared about learning about us as a family and we learned...More

Thank haha240588
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Average food and service. Breakfast buffet is large but expensive. Ala carte items for breakfast were a much better value.

Thank charlotte4625
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Although the service staff is very warming and friendly, the overall experience is below average due to disorganization and inefficiencies. Marriott should be doing better than this experience. Food quality is average and buffet price is over-the-top.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent breakfast here daily. Also had great service at dinner here by waiters, Alexander and Pedro.

Thank Arthur R
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Ate here multiple times with a 14 and 9 year old while staying at the JW. Prices were reasonable and I had a better steak here than I had at the resort steak house. Service was great, especially William, who had worked on some 200...More

Thank Elliott W
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Ok, so the JW Marriott uses this restaurant for room service as well as their “main” restaurant. We ordered from room service twice in our five day stay. Both times we were disappointed. Our first order included two Chupe (one of their soups) served lukewarm,...More

1  Thank SunnyDay1
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here and the food overall was pretty good! We had the coconut shrimp as an appetizer and it was amazing! The pineapple that comes with it is almost like dessert!

Thank Taylor L
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This was the place for breakfast on the resort. Ample seating both inside and outside with great service. Breakfast was typically American but had some local choices. Resort pricing.

Thank Harry E
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12 January 2018|
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Response from wilsop51 | Reviewed this property |
It was over $30 per person. Had a huge variety of breakfast dishes, but was very pricey - especially for Costa Rica. If you are staying at the Marriott, it might be worth doing once.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa | Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Playa Avellanas
  • Phone Number: +506 2681 2000
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