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La Palapa

Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0362
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (86 reviews)
“lobster” (75 reviews)
“red snapper” (56 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 836 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a huge red snapper here, way bigger than on other trips. Flavorful and well prepared. Drinks are 2X1 all day but they bring them both when you order so the 2nd one is warm and/or watered down by the time you get to it....More

Thank evetsc
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant was right on the beach. It was beautiful view looking out into the ocean. The food was excellent. My husband and I both had grilled tuna steaks and they were the best we have ever had! We also ordered the shrimp tempura appetizer...More

Thank ColumbusJess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food along the ocean and excellent service. We recommend surf and surf! Service was great along with a fire show and great cocktails!

Thank Murphy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by our bus driver from the Westin hotel and unfortunately Trip Advisor reviews falsely gave us high hopes. The food was bad and when your paying top dollar ($60) for lobster it is you should expect great food. First, the service was...More

Thank rpk1430
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view was great, but being hassled by people when you are trying to eat was a little much, every 5 mins we had people trying to sell us drugs or trinkets. The food was boring I have had better fish and chips in places...More

Thank FogHat13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a laid back, relaxing restaurant. No frills. But we so loved the food and the service. And I REALLY Loved Buddy the owners sweet rescue. We had steak and lobster and the tuna. I have to say go with the tuna. It was...More

Thank AtlantaGirl_79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect restaurant on the beach in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. The seafood platter was a excellent value play. Great views and extremely friendly staff.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there with a group of 12 people and found the drinks (including the cab) were watered down. The beef was over cooked and extremely tough, lobster was tasty but very tough and meely. Cant recommend this place

Thank 220kestasp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent beach location with awesome happy hour specials. Staff was great and views were amazing. We heard from others around that the food was spectacular as well. We will be back to try dinner.

Thank JMorg1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waitstaff was gracious and inviting and the location can’t be beat for a sunset cocktail. Unfortunately, the entrees were overlooked. We had snapper and ribeye. Don’t order anything like that! On the plus side, we tried two types of ceviche and it was fabulous.

Thank Monterey_Traveler_10
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Lola C
16 February 2017|
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Response from emf18 | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to have reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$60
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0362
  • E-mail
Description
"Come and do us the honor to be part of our family.Enjoy a nice and a frendly relaxing experiance in harmony with our natural environment in front of the sea as much as possible..."LA PALAPA
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