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El Barco. Capitan Suizo Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹International, , Seafood
Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0075
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pesto risotto” (2 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
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International, Costa Rican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was walking down the beach and just happened to stop in one morning for their buffet. The food was good and the service was good too. It's worth going since they make all their breads and pastries from scratch. The ocean view is incredible.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Odyssey605567
rachaelmarykershaw, Gerente at El Barco. Capitan Suizo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Odyssey, Thank you for your kind words. More than anything we are glad that you enjoyed your breakfast with us and that our special location and attentive staff made the beginning of your morning enjoyable. Have a lovely day and if you are style...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying at the Capitan Suizo we had our breakfasts and various lunches/dinners at el Barco. Setting and service-wise it is fine, but we were not overly impressed with El Barco's cuisine. It certainly is not authentically Costa Rican, but it attempts to be somewhat...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robert_bos53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel and only ventured out once in the 6 nights we were there, so beautiful were the surroundings and so good the food. Favourites were the Sea Bass with Pesto Risotto and the Seafood Linguini. Best of all was the Mahi...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Prophet9963
rachaelmarykershaw, Gerente at El Barco. Capitan Suizo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meals in our restaurant. It was such a pleasure to have you as a guest and it motivates us everyday to know that our customers leave happy, with memorable experience and mostly satisfied...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Rotten hamburger meat in the Captain Suizo burger. Gee they took it off the bill and that’s all. Shame on them, shame, shame. Luckily I only gagged and didn’t get sick. Hotel looks nice just don’t eat anything here.More

Thank Pamelajewel
rachaelmarykershaw, Gerente at El Barco. Capitan Suizo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Pamela, I would first and foremost like to mention that we are very disappointed that your visit to your restaurant did not match the usual experience that the majority of our customers have when they eat in our establishment. We have received high praises...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Amazing food, excellent service with the nicest, sweetest staff at the most perfect location with a spectacular view of the pool, ocean and the best sunsets! Naty was my waitress most times and she's so kind, smart, helpful and just wonderful! I was so fortunate...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MaresaW
rachaelmarykershaw, Gerente at El Barco. Capitan Suizo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, we are more than delighted that you enjoy your experience with us and that our waitress Naty offered a great service during your stay. We hope that we have the chance to welcome you again in the...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner only. It is tucked into the southern corner of Tamarindo beach. They have tables on the property, and on the beach. We tried the beach, not knowing about the mosquitoes...luckily, they provided bug spray, on request. Staff was attentive. We...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank onigetnom
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Beautiful location - great food. Nice to have dinner on the beach with entertainment. Service was good, entertainment good, food was excellent!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jeanette B
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

After spotting this place on TripAdvisor, it definitely lived up to expectations. It was one of the best meals we had in Costa Rica - with local beer and good cocktails. The table was set on the beach, beautifully lit and it was very quiet....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Sophie K
rachaelmarykershaw, Gerente at El Barco. Capitan Suizo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear Al and Sophie, Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant and could not be happier that you have tagged it as your best meal in our beautiful country. Indeed, the hotel as well as...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Stopped in for a late lunch. What a beautiful setting. Would definitely like to stay there! The grounds are lush and pool looked so inviting! Rooms looked like they would offer privacy too. Stopped in one evening for drinks and another day for lunch. Offered...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LynneR10
rachaelmarykershaw, Gerente at El Barco. Capitan Suizo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear Lynne, Thank you for your comments, we do consider our location as an oasis in Tamarindo and are delighted that you experienced this. We would love to welcome you as a guest in our hotel. Always welcome in our piece of paradise. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

We enjoyed our dinner of sea bass, with a yummy barley risotto. Live music on some nights that is just the right volume and add lovely atmosphere. Attentive staff and great dessert of lime mousse with chocolate crispy cookies on top.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank artldy
rachaelmarykershaw, Gerente at El Barco. Capitan Suizo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely comment and we are delighted your enjoyed our dishes. It is a great satisfaction to know that one of our customers enjoyed the atmopshere of our little oasis as well as the quality of our food which we cook with...More

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David D
28 February 2017|
Response from rachaelmarykershaw | Property representative |
Dear David, Thank you for your question. This year, we have decided to change the barbecue and offer a Gourmet Night on friday evenings. The Gourmet Night is a 4 course meal with a welcome glass of sparkling as well as... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0075
Our restaurant is directly located on the beach and offers a tranquil ambiance whilst being surrounded by nature. Our a la carte lunch and dinner with a mixed cuisine of international dishes and classic Costa Rican cuisine can be enjoyed daily. We furthermore provide candle light dinners for those who want to spend a romantic evening under the moonlight and with a view over the endless horizon of the Pacific Ocean. Every Monday and Wednesday the dinner is accompanied by live Marimba music. And every Friday we have our "Gourmet Nights" with an exclusive 4 course menu and live entertainment.
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