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Green Papaya Taco Bar

Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0863
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (460 reviews)
“chips and dip” (57 reviews)
“egg salad” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fusion, 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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Reviewed today via mobile

Fun, lively atmosphere, food was sooo good. Richard excellent server, Christina seated us & checked on us during the meal. Shrimp tacos were amazing, shrimp burrrito was huge. Cute swings that you can sit on for dinner.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Geraldh340
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Portions are huge expect to share with someone if you order one order of tacos because they are massively delicious! Order the chips and dip to start make sure you get a big helping of the chilli paste if you like spice!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Colin B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here as it was advices in the Lonely Planet and we didn’t regret it. The place is cool (swings on one side of the tables instead of chairs!), and the food is very tasty. Portions are generous!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Annouchka22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here our 2nd night in town on the recommendation of an ex pat at the airport in LA. The grilled tuna tacos are incredible. My wife fell in love with the shrimp on polenta. On our third trip we both tried the curriebowl,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Caveman36
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I literally ate my lunch here every day, 6 days in a row. Cash only, but you can get from the ATM right up the street. Fresh and delicious food, great vibe, nice staff. I'm back in the USA now, but I've missed my cevichi...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dra4354
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, cool outdoor seating, good margaritas, generous portions, quality food, but our server Richard really made the occasion memorable.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lazerpickle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Generous portions, delicious enchiladas, outstanding service! Outdoor swings, indoor air conditioning, we ate twice we enjoyed it so much!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank debh2019
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don't know what to say but wow. This place was fantastic. The ceviche was one of my favorites this trip, and their own special chips, a blend of flour and wheat were stupid good. The tortillas are the same blend. I had the tuna...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JoshR775
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I ate lunch here after spending the morning at the beach. It offered both indoor and outdoor seating which allowed us to get out of the sun for a little while and enjoy a great meal. The staff was friendly and timely!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kate M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a MUST when in Tamarindo. The margaritas are perfect, the ceviche was the best we had in the town, and to top it off the tacos were absolutely incredible. By far, the best tacos I’ve even had, anywhere. I got the shrimp...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jesssss_meco
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Response from gordonwO9364AP | Reviewed this property |
Saving 3% on $15 tacos seems tight?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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
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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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