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Tamarindo 152 | Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0032
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Brooksville, Florida
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was excited to see Osso Bucco on the menu as it's one of my favorite meat dishes. However, it was so tough I could not cut the meat even with a knife. Instead of falling off the bone, as I am used to, it would have had to be chewed off the bone, if you could. Menu said served with... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent our anniversary evening in the patio area restaurant at the Daria hotel. The food was well presented, playing was lovely and all 4 of us enjoyed our appetizers. The main courses again plated well and served well. The food was good, although not the best that we have had. The highlight was a piece of cake presented with... More 

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Lake Forest, Il
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Literally a foot from the beach with incredible views of the sunset and great food. I had the fresh fish which was caught that morning!!!

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Thank judd s
Chicago
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat behind a low brick wall right next to the beach - so an amazing view. Had lunch and watched the people on the beach. We had american and costa rican food. Drinks were good but too much ice. Food was kind of pricey but for the location it can be expected.

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Thank lcstine
Calgary
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful outdoor restaurant that has very fresh seafood. It is a more upscale beach restaurant with great service and fantastic food.

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Thank JaneLacey
Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i have eaten at them all,,if you want that special on the beach romantic special occasional,,this is it,,,,trained staff,,quality food and drinks,,unique dishes,,great wine list,,great atmosphere,,,a bit higher priced,,but,,,

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Thank drmike1025
minneapolis
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

had anniversary dinner here and they were very attentive and food was very good, also gave us free surprise cake for desert very nice touch.

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Satsuma, Alabama, United States
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Beautiful seaside restaurant serving great food! Moderate selection, but good variety. The waiter was excellent and even allowed us to order something that was not on the menu.

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Pleasant Hill, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The food was high quality and very good. The prices were fair. The best part about it was the beach view and the tree under which we were seated had about a half dozen monkeys lounging and swinging around. Nice way to start our Tamarindo visit.

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Thank lmhickson
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is associated with the condo we rented, so we walked across the street for a late lunch after zip lining. The food was good, service was fast for the beach. The views of the beach are amazing and relaxing, sitting under the giant tree. It was all fun and nice until the monkeys overhead decided to urinate. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Seafood, International, South American, Central American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamarindo 152 | Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0032
Description
This showpiece restaurant is the only fine dining establishment in Tamarindo located right on the beach. Enjoy lobster, steaks, seafood and a variety of international cuisine under the shade of a huge Matapalo tree, as the sunlight and moonlight are filtered between its leaves. Watch the breaking waves or listen to the gentle breeze while partaking in lunch or dinner.

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