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El Coconut

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0086
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (45 reviews)
“flambe” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful and the food delicious. The avocado and shrimp salad was truly amazing I also had the surf and turf which was cooked perfectly. Remember if you live in the east coast of the USA that the lobster is much different than...More

Thank Pat D
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such an uplifting and complete feed-back! I truely appreciate you taking the time to review us. Hoping we will have the pleasure of you visiting soon again :)

Reviewed 2 November 2017

I had their 3 course meal. It started with avocado and grilled shrimp. This was quite good, then I had the fish of the day with veggies and rice. The fish spent too long in the pan, but still tasted good. Veggies were delicious (and...More

Thank Daryl F
katharina_elcoconut, Manager at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. It sure does help us alot. The fixe-menus have been a hit and something we definately plan on continuing with. PS: I will be watching over those fish filets with an even tougher eye ;)

Reviewed 21 September 2017

We had our nicest dinner in Tamarindo here. The food is reasonably priced with lots of delicious seafood options, including lobster. The cocktail and wine list is pretty extensive and our waitress was nice and attentive.More

Thank mikeronorato
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you so much for not only taking the time to write a review, but also for your so positive feed-back. I am very happy that your evening with us was so pleasant. I do hope we might have the pleasure of receiving you again...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Upscale dining for the same price as many very average renowned spots in town. By far the best experience we had eating in tamarindo. Service, atmosphere, music, food all exceptional.

Thank NancyRicaSurf
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you so much for this oh so positive review - and for putting a smile on my face :) I hope many reads your review and come to visit us too!

Reviewed 1 September 2017

As a local in Tamarindo I don't go out to eat as much as travelers do. But my son Sam & I recently visited El Coconut and walked away completely satisfied! Great food, staff & ambience. The Pasta Alfredo reminded me of my mom's cooking!...More

Thank JaimePeligro
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for this review. It was such a pleasure to receive the both of you; and more than anything to see "the stars" in your sons eyes as he was not only enjoying his dinner but also exploring the restaurant it self....More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

From the moment you enter and see the welcoming smile of proprietress and hostess Anne Kathrine, you know you are in for a special evening. My wife and I went there to have a nice romantic evening and from the live music to the service...More

Thank sky m
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

So glad we made your evening a good one! We are definately turning things up a noch and positive feed-back on these improvements are so precious; I was hoping the lamb would be well accepted and it seems you all enjoy it truely! Thank you...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

I recently went to El Coconut for dinner and everything was amazing right from entering the restaurant. We were greeted with a warm welcome and seated right away. The staff was very attentive and always checking on us. The new Guest Chef for the month...More

Thank CRSoyla
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and the beautifull commentaries on the restaurant! I truely hope we will be seeing you and your friends in soon again :)

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We eat mussels from the chef, they were very delicious! The service was friendly and helpful. The ambiance in the restaurant was nice.

Thank Jolanda V
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am so happy you enjoyed your Mussels and your dinner with us at El Coconut :) Hoping to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Great food and service. My family and another, including 4 kids ages 2-8, had a great meal there. The staff was friendly, attentive, and great with our children. The food was some of the better we'd had in Tamarindo. We'll definitely go back next time...More

Thank joshsanders08
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I truely do appreciate! We do our very best to make adults as kids happy and I am so glad we succeeded with your families. Looking forward to receiving you soon again I...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Marrying a staple in elegant dining with a new guest chef each month is fantastic innovation. What a great way to allow talented chef's to shine and get known around town. BravoMore

Thank Shan62
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It is a true challenge and a true honor to be permitted to host so many of our international Chefs that have established themselves here in the region. The pleasure of seeing them having the freedom to do...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0086
  • E-mail
Description
This setting could just as well be in LA or Paris; beautiful teak terracing, all handmade wood furnishing and the shining cobber from the bar and the lamps give that warmth and good feeling we all enjoy. The wait staff takes pride in being members of Team Coconut for years. It is their personalized attention that permits them to remember each client and their likings. Nowhere else will you feel as Welcome and Well attended as here. Every day the same words are repeated "The Client is the King". At El Coconut you will also find a truly professional kitchen where the main ingredients are "Heart & Soul". Who could be able to resist an Avocado filled with sauteed Shrimps, A Tropical Lobster prepared with fresh pineapple, raisins and ginger or not to forget the Surf & Turf even big enough to satisfy the hungriest surfer. Where else in Costa Rica would you find a temperate wine cellar of almost 1000 bottles? Nowhere that we know of. Our wine selection goes from the easy drinking Latin American table wines to finer selections such as Chateau Neuf du Pape, Penfold 389 and many more. Our seating capacity is more than 100. We are used to and truly enjoy arranging your special events; be that "The President's Club", incentive dinners, rehearsal dinners or weddings. Let us make your night that special night.
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