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Pizzeria La Baula

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| 100m North from Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1450
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Cape Coral, Florida
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218 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After traveling through Costa Rica with a tour group, and eating many meals, we were so ready to have some good pizza. We read about this place, and then our bus driver also recommended it. What a find! It is an open air restaurant with lots of locals eating there. The server was just a delight - she was so... More 

Thank Suzy_Florida08
Summerland, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to this restaurant with locals. The atmosphere is amazing and the food equally great. But the mojitos were to die for. Had a pizza each and all were terrific. Loved it and will be back when in CR again.

Thank summerlandsteve
Barrie, Canada
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330 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good pizza but we found it to be a little under cooked. They rushed it for us the one night so it could be partly our fault. Still enjoyed our meal here (to go) but wish the crust was a little better. Had to eat with knife and fork.

Thank Byron D
Orinda, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tamarindo is one giant fleecing opportunity. Everywhere on he main drag the restaurants charge more than u.S. prices for food and the quality is marginal. This little gem, a block and a half off the main street, has quality pizza, great atmosphere, and cheap prices. What's not to love? I HIGHLY recommend it!

Thank eric m
Pensacola, Florida
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came during our visit to Tamarindo and ate here twice because we loved it so much. Great service and the pizza was spectacular!! Arugula on pizza was so yummy. Pizza was fresh and not greasy like america pizza. I could go for one right now. Wish they were here in Florida. This is a must stop.

Thank marlin95
Telluride, Colorado
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Tamarindo for the last 9 years and this is one of only a few restaurants still kicking out fantastic pizzas! I go at least once while I'm there.

Thank Paul Z
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get a Table here without booking it was packed i didnt realise this Pizza house was so popular. the service was spot on very attentive both pizzas were great . Very enjoyable evening.

Thank Rob H
Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We picked our food up to-go from here one night after a long day of adventures, so I can't comment on the atmosphere of the restaurant, but it seemed like a really cool place! As for the pizza, we really really enjoyed our dinner - the dough is more of a thin crust, brick oven style but their tomato sauce... More 

Thank Melissa P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great environment, great pizza and the staff were all wonderful. It's off the beaten path yet still attracts many guests. Clean and fresh with minimal staff that are highly efficient in making you feel truly welcome.

Thank Rey F
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

They have great thin crust pizza! The service was not the best, it took forever to pay the bill after we got our ticket. But the food was good, about $85 for 5 of us. They accept credit cards, too. We did find the typos funny!

Thank Carla H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 100m North from Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 1450
Una pizzeria con una atmosfera unica, un ambiente acogedor,casual y de entorno agradable... el mejor lugar para cenar en Tamarindo!Nuestro menu es especializado en pizzas a la carta, ensaladas, variedad de vinos, postres y nuestros famosos gelatos.Ademas contamos con mesas al aire libre, columpios y tobogan para ninos.

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