Restaurant Guide :: Tamarindo, Costa Rica

For the best cuisine found in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, check out our staffs favorites. We’ve compiled a list of everything from places for casual, affordable bites to upscale dining experiences. Buen provecho!

Seasons by Shalomy  $$$

This restaurant is arguably the best restaurant in town with delectable deserts. The restaurant is tucked away in a quiet poolside garden, a few blocks from the main strip.

Bamboo Sushi Club $$

With its stylish new location right down town, this restaurant has topped the list of great sushi restaurants in the area. There is a wide selection of excellent offerings, so, ask you server what’s fresh and order a lot of it!

Hotel Capitan Suizo $$

This is one of the nicest hotels in town and has a very accomplished Swiss chef. The breakfast buffet is the best in town, however, it is a great spot for lunch and dinner as well. It is located a short walk from downtown, and, yes, it is right on the beach with a spectacular view of the ocean.

Langosta Beach Club $$$

Pictured above is the always amazing Langosta Beach Club Restaurant, captured by the talanted Toh at Bidrop Photography- thanks Toh! This French owned boutique hotel has great lunch, happy hour, and dinner selections. There are table options right in the sand, or, get your own private cabaña.

El Coconut $$$$

You will find only high quality service and ingredients at this restaurant, along with delicious food offerings.

Lazy Wave $$$$

Just on the edge of town you will find this colorful tropical courtyard restaurant with an  unusual assortment of fresh seafood and delicious salads on the menu. If you are feeling adventurous, you can try their stingray when in season. In addition to great food they have the best cocktails in town. You will find this restaurant tucked away, just past Bar 1 as you are heading out of town.

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Witches Rock Surf Camp $

This beach hotel/restaurant is located on the north side of town. The happy hour menu is in effect from 5-9pm daily.  Sometimes you will find live music playing in the restaurant.  We highly recommend this spot for a cool drink and sunset viewing.

Le Beach Club $$

You will step onto the beach and enter a chic outdoor living room feeling space, with plenty of comfy seating for you while you sip on your sunset beverage of choice. This place is all about ambiance. You will find this bar and restaurant just south of Nibanna.