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| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (88 reviews)
“ceviche” (100 reviews)
“pizza” (96 reviews)
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Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach and fantastic drinks and food. Get the thin crust pizza or fish tacos! Friendly staff and best waves for surfing.

Thank Liz L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to walk to lunch from the JW Marriott a 20-minuet beach stroll in the waves to this charming Beach Front Cafe. Great fresh salads and perfect setting for a cold drink and people watch surf & sponge board. Excellent way to spend an...More

Thank J K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a 25-30 minute walk from the JW Marriott, Lola’s is a fantastic outdoor restaurant right on the sand! Offering plentiful seating on custom (comfy!) wooden chairs, lounges, and hammocks along the shore, the food and drinks are fresh, delish, and varied. Friendly service, beach...More

Thank reidhome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in Avellanas you definitely can’t miss this place. The perfect place to grab a bite to eat and a drink after surfing!

Thank Stefani P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to Lola’s...the unoaved road are full of potholes if you come from the main road. We were not aware of the shortcut until we left to go back to JW Marriott, which is quicker and much better. The atmosphere was sooo much fun...More

Thank Pam F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Lola's. I love that most of the food is organic and homemade. Staff was friendly and helpful and the location was just amazing! We would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area and would like to go back...More

Thank BML416
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Lola’s is unto itself; unique in setting, location, staff and cuisine. We went for lunch twice during the same week in August 2018 (on Sunday and again on Friday). We arrived for our second visit with high expectations, and Lola’s exceeded those expectations. Apart from...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 14 August 2018

You can either walk to Lola's via the beach or take the dirt/mud road - either way, the trip is well worth it. We went twice and had a bunch of the food items, including fish tacos, fried calamari, ceviche, pizzas (avellana, blanca), and the...More

Thank BoCoMoTiger
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this place twice last week. It is a great surf bar that offers seating, board rentals and lessons, attentive staff and a cool vibe. The place is named after a very large pig that is in a pen off the left side of...More

Thank Fenway38
Reviewed 9 August 2018

My pal and I surfed out front for hours, came in had 4 beers and two lunch entrees price was $85 with tip that is crazy!!! The better deal is the massage people around the beach out front, my buddy got an hour for $40...More

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greatfoodandtravel, Owner at Lola's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

We see this a lot, that we're expensive, and I guess we need to keep replying to those who don't get it. Please be aware of the expense of running a restaurant in the middle of nowhere. First we get NO support from the local...More

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Response from war91553 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and a bit out of the way. However, great for Lunch and an afternoon at the beach. Great low key atmosphere! Staff is great!!!
3 April 2018|
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Response from Joe E | Reviewed this property |
Left if you go into the gate of the JW Marriott you keep going to the left. It is worth the rough ride to it from the Marriott. Just something different from resort life. Make sure you also take a trip to Tamarindo... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 16
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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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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