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Crazy Monkey Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, American,
Calle Principal, Tamarindo 1000, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 800-536-3241
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (3 reviews)
“friday night” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Costa Rican, American, Bar, Pizza, South American
$$ - $$$
Calle Principal, Tamarindo 1000, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were disturbed by the loud music from here and our hotel is a distance. Cant imagine what people do at closer hotels. We walked down to the Monkey and the music was painful close up so didn’t even go in. Not sure why the...More

Thank Hinsdalejoe
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Crazy Monkey was a little slow at the start of a Friday night, but around 10 pm, the place was PACKED. The music was a little bit loud for my taste, but that was part of the dance atmosphere there. Drinks seemed pretty pricey to...More

Thank Richy W
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The stairway leading up to this place is a work of art! Definitely adds a fun and welcoming touch. The restaurant and bar are situated right next to the pool and the tables are made from the trunks of large trees. The ambiance was cool...More

Thank mikeronorato
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to "blow it out" one night, Friday night at the Monkey is the place to be. Great live band in the "inside" bar area, and DJ on the outside terrace by the pool. Show up around 10PM. Always a big fun crowd.

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My friend and I stopped in Friday night as we heard this was the place to go. They had two dance floors, one with an amazing live Salsa band and the other a DJ. There was also a live fire show which was excellent. There...More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and bar. It was very reasonably priced and the fruity Daiquiris were absolutely refreshing and delicious. I enjoyed the pineapple Daiquiri and my husband enjoyed the mango Daiquiri. We visited this place at least three times during...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time at this hotel! Leonel Espinoza was an amazing bartender! We had to run from the beach to avoid the rain and thunderstorms! We sat in the pool on the stools and he served us drinks with an amazing attitude! I'll...More

Thank Christian H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Best service in Tamarindo. I ate at the bar every night and had great service from Sharom, Hilene, Lionel, and Jamie. Also, Marisol and Maricruz at the reception tended to all my needs during my stay. Great team!

Thank _valmuscalu
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The views are amazing! I also like the nachos they make during the day. They do the chips out of plantains which adds a cool Latin twist to the classic. Not for young children once it gets late.

Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The restaurant is in the Best Western Vista Villas hotel. They make delicious pizza and the view you get to see from their terrace is just fantastis.

Thank Robert B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Costa Rican, American, Bar, Pizza, South American
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Principal, Tamarindo 1000, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 800-536-3241
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At the Crazy Monkey Bar and Restaurant we offer a wide variety of food for a great price. You can have a drink at our beautiful swim-up bar and stay for dinner while enjoying the amazing sunset view! Located inside Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas.
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