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El Mercadito de Tamarindo

| 25 Metros Este De La Delegación De Policías, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“arepas” (5 reviews)
“poke bowl” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Philippine, Asian, Argentinian, Venezuelan, Hawaiian, Bar, Pub, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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| 25 Metros Este De La Delegación De Policías, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When comes to eating places in Tamarindo, it could be somehow challenging, not in a bad sense, there’s so many restaurants options and places that you can go on and on... so we found out El Mercadito was a super great idea, gathers pretty much...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GrandTour753830
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Want ice cream? Best poke in town? Are you a vegan and can’t find anything to eat? This place has it all and is relatively affordable. It’s a small market place with different venues and shared seating.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barb C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really need to mention how much I love this place... I'm a picky eater so I originally chose it at the mercadito because you get to chose your own ingredients, but a couple minutes talking with Leo (the man that served me) and I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BackPacker594934
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This outdoor food court in the middle of the streets of Tamarindo was truly a gem! There was something for everyone to eat. Theres food options from different parts of the world: Venezuela, Argentina, Hawaii among others and there's even a sail boat that serves...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank traveldoll_lz
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Recently I visited El Mercadito with some friends and i was really impressed not only for the variety of food but the quality of the place, the cleanliness, it was good it was literally for all the tastes!!!! I went to the Asian Fusion Food...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jorge V
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were recently in Tamarindo on vacation and ate at El Mercadito several times. it was fabulous! There was something for everyone in our family. We tried the Poke place, Sushi, burgers, smoothies, jerk chicken place and Argentinan sandwich place. All were fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank evicka
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Found this when we were exploring Tamarindo. This place is fab- lots of choice but you all need to go to Hawaiian Poke. Food is fresh, tasty and you can design your own bowls with the choice of ingredients. Great value-ended up being lunch place...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 846louiset
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We were surprised to see this popped up in the last 6 months. What a great addition to downtown Tamarindo. Right off the strip past Patagonia, this little market offers a selection of quick but delicious meals, snacks and drinks. My wife and I hit...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jared H
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Someone overheard my husband asking a local about a great place to eat in town and a tourist stopped and had to turn around to tell us about the best burger he’s ever had here. It took a bit to find the place but this...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TXCottageMama
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The boat bar has the most delicious cocktails in town. Xuleima and the staff are not only professionals but charming. Best gin tonics ever, not common tonics like everywhere around. she's a wizard using the variety of spices to make a drink a unique experience....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bartholomewbar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Hot New Restaurants, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 25 Metros Este De La Delegación De Policías, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
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Space where you can experience the real meaning of Pura Vida, share a beer with your friends at sunset or good music watching the stars in one of the most beautiful places in the North Pacific Coast, Tamarindo.
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