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Crazy Monkey Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Pizza
Calle Principal, Tamarindo 1000, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0114
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“friday night” (14 reviews)
“salsa band” (2 reviews)
“every morning” (2 reviews)
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Costa Rican, Bar, Pizza
$$ - $$$
Calle Principal, Tamarindo 1000, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Crazy Monkey Bar & Restaurant
1. Too much FUN!
"My friend and I stopped by on a Friday night after dinner."
Michele D
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2. Cool restaurant !
"The stairway leading up to this place is a work of art!"
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3. Great Food ! Great Staff!
"Pizza, pasta, meat and everything was great."
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We came here because we wanted to dance salsa (because most places had rock, hip hop and electronic music). We arrived at 9:00PM (but the salsa band started after 10:00PM. So we decided to wait and listen to the other music they had. At the...More

Thank Pedro G
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Had some great nights at this place. There are 2 different sections to choose from, one side is salsa music and has a live band, so much fun to watch and if you know how to dance join in but it gets hot in there,...More

1  Thank Jamesyleigh
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

There's a huge difference between fresh and canned. Even though the menu said fresh, the mushrooms on my pizza were canned. No manager at the premises to speak with. The bartender was very nice and it is a great spot for the sunset. Still...

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Have been here twice now and both times on a Friday night. Haven't really been here to experience the "restaurant" side of things, but as far as night life goes in Tamarindo, this is the place to be on a Friday night for sure. Divided...More

Thank testpilot88
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Love the Friday night party! Its always a good time! We have stayed here many times and eat the buffet breakfast in the Monkey Bar every morning. The breakfast is always great and service is good.

Thank Byron D
Reviewed 3 April 2018

First and foremost, I would like to thank Jennifer and the other young lady at the Front Desk. We owe her and the entire hotel staff extreme debt of gratitude. My partner and I were staying at a local, all inclusive, paid in full week-long...More

Thank gerard1685
Reviewed 8 January 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Costa Rican, Bar, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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 2653 0114
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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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