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Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
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| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The food here is great, try the fish tacos they are delicious! The beach at Avellanas is a wide white sand beach, very beautiful and the view from Lola's is spectacular.

Thank Smitty527
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lola's was recommended by many people during my stay in Paraiso, Costa Rica. The food was excellent--I had the ceviche and the poki--both were fresh and EXCELLENT! The drinks were good--try the Monkey!! It was pretty reasonably priced for a touristy spot. Not inexpensive but not over the top either. It was a popular tourist spot so was crowded. The... More 

Thank Karen W
Grimsby, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not sure which is more incredible, Playa Avellanas or Lola's...or maybe they team up to create this wonderful atmosphere. If you are anywhere in the area, find this place and plan on spending the day. From the unique furniture to the kind staff and gorgeous beach...this place has it all. The food and drinks are good and Lolita is... More 

Thank nthunder2001
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lolas is an amazing restaurant right on the beach that uses locally sourced ingredients. The food is amazing (drinks are too) and the environment invites you to just chill out and soak it all in. Unfortunately lola the pig was chilling in her private area so we couldn't see her. Would definitely come back

Thank andrewperks
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

must go to place on the beach, even if only to say you have been there,,, drinks are very good, food is just fair, I would go only to have a drink and eat later.

Thank doughboygeneral
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lola's is great. Avellanes is probably my favorite beach around Tamarindo, it's big , clean, and has Lola's. Lola's is a great place to just hang out during the day for drinks and food. It's right on the beach, has a great casual vibe and a great place to watch the sunset at the end of the day. The staff... More 

Thank Jimmy Y
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed lunch at Lolas with friends; buckets of Imperial on ice, great waves and good tuna poke made for a great afternoon

Thank joneskeith61
Ontario, Canada
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's become tradition that we meet friends here every January when they're visiting from the States and my husband and I are here from Canada. They LOVE Lola's and I must admit that the setting IS beautiful! This year we FINALLY got a table close to the beach! Why? I have no idea! When we arrived we were first seated... More 

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the beach here and they have a pig thats on the beach lif you have kids im sure they will be entertained! Food is good! We had the fish and chips and the greek chicken platter and it was great! Best part is that its on the beach so you can make a day of it! Just a heads... More 

Thank fiugirl
Essex, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything we had was amazing. I had the green papaya salad and it was the perfect post-surf pick-me-up. Definitely make time to dine at Lola's and say "hi" to Lolita!

Thank Anneliese B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 16
Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Playa Avellanas
  • Phone Number: +506 2652 9097
Long loved by locals, the secret is out on Lola's fantastic staff serving top-notch organic fare in a beautiful open-air beachfront setting. Gorgeous homemade wooden tables and chairs are set at water's edge under the shade of palm trees and umbrellas. Fresh seared tuna, big healthy salads, Dutch fries, pizzas and all new tacos are the favorites, alongside fruit smoothies, delicious sandwiches and fish & chips! Banana bread, coffee & smoothies starting at 8 a.M. Full menu from 11 a.M. To 5 p.M. Bar open to sunset. Closed Mondays. Cash, Visa & MasterCard.

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