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Long loved by locals, the secret is out on Lola's fantastic staff serving top-notch organic fare in a beautiful open-air beachfront setting. Gorgeous homemade wooden tables and chairs are set at water's edge under the shade of palm trees and umbrellas. Fresh seared tuna, big healthy salads, Dutch fries, pizzas and all new tacos are the favorites, alongside fruit smoothies, delicious sandwiches and fish & chips! Banana bread, coffee & smoothies starting at 8 a.M. Full menu from 11 a.M. To 5 p.M. Bar open to sunset. Closed Mondays. Cash, Visa & MasterCard.
US$7 - US$16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, International, Costa Rican
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a table well in advance via Lola's website. Upon our arrival at 10am, we were directed to an oceanfront table with adjacent hammock and two wooden lounge chairs. Our party of 6 stayed until 4pm and were only charged for our food and...drinks. The service was outstanding and the food was great. While the food prices may appear a little high for this area, we found the quality to be exceptional and well worth the cost when you consider the opportunity to hangout all day at one of the most beaches you will find.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Named after a pet pig, you have Lola's restaurant 30 minutes drive away from Tamarindo, in Playa Avellana. People come here just to see the pigs! Lola has sadly passed away, but there are two new additions called Ana and Ava. You can have a...drink while staring at the Pacific Ocean. Drinks are a tad expensive, but worth it to give the pig a good old scratch behind the ear!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prices were shockingly high ($16/plate), but great food and great spot right on the beach with beautiful tables and really cool chairs.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 April 2021

We visited there around noontime. The service was quick and easy, however, they messed up our order twice. The food tasted excellent, but there were lots of bugs and insects.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

Our day would not be complete without dropping in to Lola’s! Great breakfasts, wonderful fish and chips for lunch and amazing prices, such a bargain. Rent a chair on the beach and stay all day. Yoga upstairs, incredible! The entire staff friendly and helpful, always...upbeat! Don’t miss it!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

One of the better spots we stopped at in costa. The mascot huge pig died but still fun time. We had a few people and there was plenty of shaded spots to relax and see the view while server brings you food and drinks.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 February 2021

Driving to Lolas was a treat but well worth it. The setting and atmosphere at Lolas was perfect. The staff was very nice. We ordered margaritas which were very good. My husband ordered fish and chips which was some of the best he had ever...eaten and we have eaten fish and chips all over the country. I had fish tacos which were great and the mahi mahi was cooked perfectly. The only thing I believe would have made the fish tacos better would have been some spicy aioli. Would definitely go back !!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 February 2021

The food and drinks were very solid! The view is amazing and it all together made for a great day! We arrived about 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. and stayed until 4 pm. The almond trees make for great shade and a pleasant cover.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 6 February 2021 via mobile

Totally overpriced tourist trap. Clean setting but an Imperial Light was $4.5. That was the cheapest on the menu. All the other beers were $7. We thought we’d be getting away from Tamarindo, but I wish we had just stayed in Tamarindo!!!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Perfect place for lunch while you hang out at Avellanas all day. Food was delicious and the views were beautiful. The kitchen closes at 5:00, so make sure to come early.

Date of visit: January 2021
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20 January 2021|
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Response from greatfoodandtravel | Property representative |
I’m so sorry we missed your question. You can reserve whatever you like on our website, just add in the notes that you also want lounge chairs. Thank you! It won’t let me include our website, but you can Google Lola’s Costa... More
3 September 2019|
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Response from greatfoodandtravel | Property representative |
Yes! We can allow you to pull your vehicle directly in front of the restaurant for easy access to the tables, and we have a wheelchair accessible bathroom as well.
23 May 2019|
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Response from greatfoodandtravel | Property representative |
We have just finished an addition and have a lot of covered seating now, downstairs and upstairs, where there are beautiful views of the royal palms and the waves beyond!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lola's

  • Yes, Lola's offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Lola's offers delivery services.

  • Lola's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 5