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La Bodega

In the Hotel Nahua | Diagonal From Banco Nacional, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8395 6184
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Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brownie” (68 reviews)
“sandwiches” (65 reviews)
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Cafe, Costa Rican, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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In the Hotel Nahua | Diagonal From Banco Nacional, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

La Bodega in Tamarindo Costa Rica has the greatest salad bar none! Fresh ahi tuna prepared expertly with so many other ingredients! Fresh queso, hummus, plantains, just endless and endlessly delicious PLUS affordable. Won't disappoint.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jacqui f
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi jacqui f, Thank you for the amazing review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit... and I have to say, I agree with everything you said :D We hope to see you again soon, Pura Vida! Buki

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was fresh and the portions were perfect for the price. My wife had the quinoa salad and I had the seared mahi panini. Both lunches came with a juice and made to order plantain chips. Our waiter, who I assume is the owner, was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jc124405
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi jc124405, Thank you so much for the excellent review! When someone tells us 'Best meal in Costa Rica' that's a tremendous compliment, and it really makes us feel great! We are really highly motivated to provide an experience that is excellent - meaning exceeding...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This place definitely has the potential to have a 5 star view however I was slightly disappointed in regards to a few things that I will mention first. The service of the food took slightly longer than is normal, to arrive. When it did, the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
7  Thank WilliamThomas
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi WilliamThomas, Thank you for the review! I am sorry to hear that you thought we were 'questionable'... I think we have different definition of what a questionable establishment is :) I am happy to hear you thought some of the dishes were great. And...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My recommendation for tasty breakfast sandwiches! My fav is the smoked trout, goat cheese and tomatoes. Fresh and local! The egg sandwich is also a winner!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lynnp156
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi lynnp156, Thank you for the review! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfast! Sounds like you had the NY Special, which is one of my favs... But if you like that, and you liked the breakfast sandwich... you might want to try...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sandwiches and drinks and they even whipped up an off-menu panini for our choosy daughter. Great people too!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 414seanf
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi 414seanf, Thank you for the excellent review! We always do whatever we can to satisfy all of our customers ;) We hope to see you again soon, Pura Vida! Buki

Reviewed 1 week ago

The new owner is fabulous. We ate here for breakfast and had a wonderful fresh egg sandwich and omelets. He came over introduced himself, gave us some fruit on the house. Highly recommend a stop here. Also they have some of the best brownies I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank djkaitz
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi djkaitz, Thank you for the great review! We are super happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! It's always a pleasure to meet nice people :) Safe travels, Pura Vida! Buki

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fresh and tasty Service friendly and helpful Kids loved the fresh juices Choices were limited but everything on menu was great

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bugga49
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bugga49, Thank you for the excellent review! We're super happy to hear you (and your kids) enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon! Pura Vida, Buki

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our first visit, we came back every morning thereafter during our stay. The banana bread is fantastic - get it heated with butter - and their fruit bowls are fresh and the serving generous. The best part about La Bodega was the staff -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Goeagles21
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Goeagles21, I got goosebumps reading your amazing review, thank you so much! Specifically what you said about the staff... That just makes me so happy! I will make sure my staff hears your kind words. We hope to see you again when you are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, fresh food cooked to order. Everything is organic and fresh! Friendly and helpful staff, relatively quick service. Great coffee!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katief71
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi katief71, Thank you for the excellent review! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Safe Travels! Buki

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been at this restaurant twice now for lunch and may go back again before the week is over. The food is fresh and excellent. Everything we have had so far is delicious. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. It is on a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 213DebbieC
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 213DebbieC, Thank you for the excellent review! We're very happy to hear you have enjoyed your visits! You're absolutely right, it's super dusty right now especially with the December winds... but they were putting down faux-pavement today so hopefully that will take care of...More

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David M
26 July 2017|
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Response from Byron D | Reviewed this property |
Frank is in Tamarindo but Buki is the new owner. Buki has had it for awhile. Ask around & you will find Frank
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25 August 2016|
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Response from Buki-CR | Property representative |
I can't attach them to my response here, or a message via tripadvisor. I will try and upload them to our page here. Frank B.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In the Hotel Nahua | Diagonal From Banco Nacional, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 8395 6184
  • E-mail
Description
La Bodega is an organic cafe/store located in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. We carry foods and specialty items made 100% in Costa Rica. Fresh homemade sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee and drinks are available daily! We provide organic, sustainable and local foods as much as possible. We are a small locally owned business with a passion for eating and living well. Pura Vida!
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