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Restaurante Tamara

Certificate of Excellence
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Costa Rica
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We had lunch here. The cheese burger was tasteless and my wife's octopus was really bad. No imagination, no effort to make good food (it's not that difficult), no ambiance, no energy. Just plain bad. The service was good.

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Thank Joe D
San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Bad food, we ordered very simple dishes but even the scampi in the "Caribean salad" (only greens, onions and 6 shtimp, no dressing) were not done well at all, the rice & beans which are supposed to be good here were without flavor. Waste of money (that being said this place is not cheap either!!). We complained, she nodded and... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

If you were looking for a place with a good view of the main street of Puerto Viejo for some drinks, this is the place. It has a second floor with a balcony like for you to seat and look out.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I am sorry to say that this was the first restaurant my friend and I went to after getting to Costa Rica (we went to Puerto viejo straight after landing in San Jose). At the time, on a Monday night, it was one of the only things in town open. Couple hours later, we have both been quite sick (lasting... More 

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Hawaii
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

they were recommendation in the frommers book so we tried it. the shrimp rice was bland no flavor it was disappointing. the garlic fish was better. prices is average not as inexpensive as the book said anymore. friendly staff.

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Thank tdubb4reel
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Best place I ate in Puerto Viejo! The chicken was so juicy and tender and the rice and beans were to die for! Great cockatails too!!

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Thank Mikala A
Buenos Aires
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We went there twice to have dinner while we were in Puerto Viejo. It isn´t an elegant restaurant or anything of the sort but the dishes are abundant and very, very good.It is also well served and very cheap for what you get.

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Thank SueBuenosAires
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This restaurant had the best Caribbean chicken in all of Puerto Viejo. My daughter got the porkchops which were also delicious. The portions were huge and the prices were good! There usually weren't many people eating in here but I don't know why, it was one of the best meals I ate in Puerto Viejo.

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Thank Nicolesophias
San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This was the best place to eat in Puerto Viejo, the flavor of the Rice and Beans, was by far better than Maxi's in Manzanillo, the coconut flavor was stronger and the Agua de Sapo was very good as well.

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Thank Alexgarocr
Orillia, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

The food here tasted great - in fact, the best fish I had had so far In Costa Rica. BUT two days later, all twelve of us who ate at Restaurante Tamara became ill. The 5 people in our group who ate elsewhere remained healthy. The illness resulted in 4 people going to hospital, and lasted for everyone for at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

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