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Green Papaya Taco Bar

) #15 of 128 Restaurants in Tamarindo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, Latin,
Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0863
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (403 reviews)
“chips and dip” (43 reviews)
“burrito” (105 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 1,249 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic place with lots to offer. We had a great meal, excellent wait staff and experienced some live acoustic music. Would definitely recommend this place - had two families with a total of 10 people, kids ages 11 - 18.

Thank lauramead01
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am a vegetarian and my sister is a vegan so it's sometimes difficult when traveling to find tasty dining options. However, the Green Papaya was fantastic! Super fresh and innovative ingredients (I had the veggie tacos which blew my mind) and excellent hot sauce....More

Thank MissMaggieBliss
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Green Papaya uses fresh ingredients and is a nice casual environment. My breakfast burrito with avocado, cream cheese and eggs was fantastic. The homemade salsa is really good!

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You get two tacos per plate that are truly stuffed. Be hungry unless you like leftover soggy taco. Shrimp, shredded beef, and mahi tacos all good. I appreciate that they remind you that it's cash only and the waitress was sincere about what is good...More

Thank Viet-Rican
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very nice place that offers tasty food options, especially tuna tacos. Portions are big enough for two people. It has full bar with variety of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. There is no Happy Hour option and it accepts cash only. In the...More

Thank FusionPhoto
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Tamarindo for three nights, ate dinner at the Green Papaya for two - couldn't beat the relaxed atmosphere and excellent food! Loved the swings on the front deck (instead of chairs). Fish tacos are to die for. Our daughter said the french...More

Thank JSM630
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My cousin, Liza, and I ate an early supper here. We chose to eat inside to have A/C. Nice option to get a break from the heat. The restaurant is clean and comfortable and has lots of servers on. We started with chips and dip....More

Thank Gidget B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing, mostly organic and delicious. People couldn't have been nicer and the atmosphere was as chill as this town. We went twice. It was that good. First, get in your swing at a table, a beverage of choice, and then relax. THEN EAT....More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cash only. The portions here were large and the food is Delicious. Prices are very reasonable, service was great and the swings were a nice touch.

Thank Kelvin G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this restaurant. The atmospheric was great. Very clean and the food was sososo good. We went back a second time because we liked it so much.

Thank Alay077
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Questions & Answers
8 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Telephonemike |
They don't but was worth going despite that. Great hot sauce with the chips.
20 August 2015|
Response from nirnaor | Property representative |
Hi , Great to hear that you enjoyed our salsa picante and you spread the love with your great review but we are deeply sorry we can't ship it . Thanks again And see you on your next visit Nir & Alin Green Papaya
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0863
  • E-mail
Green Papaya Taco Bar & More We bring our uniqe style to Tamarindo with Good food & Great Music to create the perfect atmosphere for a good dinning experience.Our goal stands on low budget , clean , fresh healthy and tasty food with casual comfortable vibe You can eat inside with AC relief or outside with our Costa Rican nature. We open LUNCH & DINNER , or you can visit us Just for a great fresh COFFEE break.OPEN Tuesday - Sunday 11am -10pm See you soon :)
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