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Taco Tico

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In Open-air Food Court Plaza | Across from Plaza Conchal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica (Formerly Tico Taco)
+506 2682 0574
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is a little shack Resturant in a circle of similar small shack restaurants. It would be easy to miss or discount but don't be fooled, Taco Tico makes some seriously yummy tacos. We had the combo plate with two different kinds beef and chicken and a mound of nachos. It was terrific and a good value,. The perfect lunch... More 

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Portland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

I went to Taco Tico twice while in Tamarindo, and both times I had the "Combo Plate", which had 3 two-bite size tacos (about the size of a silver dollar), one chicken, one pork, and one beef (delicious). A couple of large cheesy quesadillas cut into quarters. And a good helping of nachos, covered with refried black beans, lots of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

I visited this place tonight for the first time and I can't believe I have walked by so many times without eating here. Located inside the little outdoor food court, it's a little hidden, but well worth the search. I had the crunchy tacos and they were great -- fantastic value, fantastic food. Perfect for anyone trying to eat in... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Combo plate is large and really good food. Expat owner puts on a great plate and value is really good. In the food court across from bank.

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Stopped in here a few times and were never dissapointed. We tried the combo platters and they were awesome! Give this place a try. Very affordable and run by a family!

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Pelham, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

If you're in Tamarindo looking for a great but cheap lunch, go here. I think during my weeklong stay I went here for food about 5 times. The tacos are just unbelievable. Make sure you get the Tamagringo - it's a hard shell taco covered by a soft shell with fresh red tomato salsa, lettuce, cheese and beef. So fresh... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Best hangover food ever!! We had great quesadillas and taco tico(corn tacos, great if you don't eat gluten.) Everything so fresh, just amazing!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Taco Tico is located on the main strip a short walk up from the beach. Great service and delicious tacos!

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Food in Tamarindo is not cheap (and not always that great) so it's such a treat to find a delicious meal that is easy on the wallet. I don't eat meat so I ordered vegetarian tacos and they were superb! My brother got the beef tacos and nachos and loved them as well. A perfect place for a beach day... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

Great flavor and price. It's located in a little food court so it's not the easiest to find, but when you do, try the combo! It gives you a little bit of everything that turns to a lot of food. Just as everyone else said it's a great value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In Open-air Food Court Plaza | Across from Plaza Conchal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica (Formerly Tico Taco)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0574

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?