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La Palapa

) #27 of 128 Restaurants in Tamarindo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Caribbean, Latin,
Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0362
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (82 reviews)
“lobster” (69 reviews)
“red snapper” (51 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 798 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here for lunch and had a great meal and a great time. We were seated in the shade and by a fan while sitting outside on the beach watching the waves and listening to reggae music. There was a wide selection of food...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Palapa is THE place to go to for a fine meal on the beach. After you’ve been enticed by the excellent guacamole and chips, the lobster special, sumptuous desserts and delicious drinks, you’ll be brought back to reality when you get the check. This...More

Thank steve m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a water taxi to Tamarindo and enjoyed a very nice lunch and drinks on the beach! I ordered the Caesar salad but it did not offer grilled shrimp with it just chicken so they swapped it out and it should be on the...More

Thank cgomps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy a lot to have lunch on bare foot, sensing the sand, hearing the ocean waves clash near you. On high tide, I enjoy so much La Palapa. I had today a full grilled red snapper, with steam vegetables. What a treat. The chef...More

Thank Adolfo R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up at the restaurant early and decided to sit and watch the sunset with drinks before heading for a walk through town; needless to say Erick did his job and we ended up staying. We had an amazing dinner for 8, which Erick...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were shopping in Tamarindo for the day and decided to stop in for lunch. We came on recommendation of a local. Bad decision on our part. I got a bad vibe as soon as I stepped onto the curb. There was...More

1  Thank Luanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice view, sort of, and the food was ok. Just ok. This is the ultimate tourist trap. Nothing original about the place. The waiters were a little creepy towards the pretty young college girls too. Over priced for what you got, as they are preying...More

1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Costa Rica with our family (8 people) and were looking for a local place to have dinner. Our hotel recommended this place. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and seated on the beach. Apparently it is happy hour all day so...More

Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at La Palapa on our last night in Costa Rica. We were given a complimentary cocktail & appetizer. The appetizer was a pumpkin soup that was AMAZING! Very creamy & flavorful. Wish I had recipe! The food was fresh & delicious. We sat...More

Thank baghill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll be here honest, I only chose this place because it was right on the beach, but it turned out to be a wonderful choice. We say about 30 feet ground the ocean as the sun was going down, and it was a beautiful way...More

Thank chuckq
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 60
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0362
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"Come and do us the honor to be part of our family.Enjoy a nice and a frendly relaxing experiance in harmony with our natural environment in front of the sea as much as possible..."LA PALAPA
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