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US$6 - US$22
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Lebanese, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Israeli
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

Four of us had dinner at Tabbule about two weeks ago and it was excellent. Ingredients were fresh and the spices and seasoning were what made the dishes so wonderful! Some of the best Lebanese food I've had. Pita was airy with the right amount...of char. We shared appetizers and ordered four entres. It was too much food as the servings are generous. Lovely middle eastern decor and very friendly owner who stopped to chat with us for awhile. He owns the hotel and Italian restaurant that are attached to Tabbule. His chef is professionally trained and it showed in the execution of the dishes. Just wish we had been able to take the leftovers home with us, but we were staying at a hotel. Also wonderful change of pace from Costa Rican cuisine which can be somewhat bland.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Dear TripAdvisor user, thank you for your detailed review about our restaurant! We love hearing you enjoyed everything about your dining experience with us: food, service, and décor. We appreciate your time and comments very much and would like to invite you to come back...More

Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

When we got the the restaurant, if was almost empty. And yet we had to wait 50 minutes to get anything on our table. Including bread. Not OK!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Dear Eugenia, First of all, we would like to apologize for the delay experienced the day of your visit. It is completely unacceptable and we want you to know we have not ignored the situation and we have already taken action with our staff to...More

Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

It was great to find a different style of food choice during my recent trip to Costa Rica. I am gluten free although I indimrned them they still added crackers to the salad which was annoying. However the food was well seasoned and tasty. Not...cheap.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Dear TripAdvisor user, Thank you for giving us your feedback and letting us know how your experience with us was. We are happy to offer an alternative dining option in the area and as you mention our ingredients are fresh and our dishes very tasty!...More

Reviewed 2 August 2019

Very good Lebanese food. Kibbeh, Baba Ghanoush, and the chicken (any dish) is excellent. They mostly source local ingredients. Great service.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Dear TripAdvisor user, Thank you for posting your positive comment about your recent visit to our Middle Eastern restaurant. We love hearing you liked our service, then chicken dishes and some of our appetizers. We hope to be able to serve you next time you...More

Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

We loved our time at Tabbule! We saw this restaurant on Trip Adviser. My husband and I are huge Middle Eastern food lovers so we thought we would give it a go. We were very happy with our meal. The servers were kind and we...thought the flavor was so unique to the other foods you find in Costa Rica. It is definitely worth a try if you like Middle Eastern food!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Dear TripAdvisor user, We are very glad you liked our restaurant, the staff and food you tried. We prepare all our dishes with fresh ingredients and Lebanese traditional spices that give this food a very unique taste. Thank you very much for visiting and for...More

Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

The chicken shawarma was delicious! Best meal I've had in CR. It is a little pricier, but only a few dollars more than a normal sit down place. It was totally worth it. Great vibe. The staff was great.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Dear Joshua, We really appreciate your kind words and the time spent to post your positive comment. We feel very happy to know the best meal you had during your trip in CR was here in our Middle Eastern restaurant. Thank you for mentioning the...More

Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Casual place, needs more environment and decoration. The food is ok! We ordered the table for 2 to try different dishes but is not worth the buck! At all!!! only three samplers of meat, and very little food is served of barely 5 or 6...different recipes. Let me tell you that with the same money you can easily get 2 or 3 regular size entrees and 2 main dishes! And try the same 6 or 7 meals you get on the sampler! I did as a matter of fact mentioned it to the waiter, but didn’t seem to care! You would’ve expected to get something on the house to make up for the bad experience but NOO! Definitely not worth the one platter we got for over $50!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

Bit bizarre to eat Middle Eastern food in Costa Rica, but gave it a go as only a few minutes from Tabacon resort. The chicken plate I shared with my daughter was very good and flavorful. My son had the tilapia with nut sauce which...was very good, as well. My wife had the fattoush which was also excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend if you're craving Middle Eastern.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

Dear TipAdvisor user, Thank you so much for giving us a try and for letting others know about your positive dining experience in our restaurant. We are very happy to hear you were satisfied with the flavors of all the dishes you ordered and the...More

Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

It’s not that this place is bad - but it was one of the more expensive and least interesting meals we’ve had. The lamb pizza was delicious. The fish was over cooked though the dish itself was well flavored. Falafel was dry and hard -...humus was fine. Service was very friendly but slow given the lack of people.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2019

Dear TripAvisor user, We are glad to hear you liked the service given and the lamb pizza you ordered was delicious. We consider our food is reasonably priced considering the quality of the fresh products we use to cook and also compared to other establishments...More

Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

We had the lamb Cordera Al Horno was excellent and appetizer baba ganush and our waiter Edgard did a great job.

Date of visit: April 2019
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antovolc, Owner at Tabbule Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2019

Dear TripAdvisor users, We love hearing you really enjoyed our Middle Eastern food and your visit to our restaurant. Hope to see you again in the future. All the best! Hernán Cordero

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Waqas K
7 January 2019|
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Response from antovolc | Property representative |
Dear TripAdvisor user, we do not serve halal.
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JOEL R
1 November 2018|
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Response from antovolc | Property representative |
Hi Joel, In our location there are two restaurants and our next door neighbor sells gulten free pizza and pasta. We have some salads that are gluten free.
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sshroyer476
25 July 2018|
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Response from 824russella |
I’ve just looked and still no prices - I will always avoid a restaurant that doesn’t show its prices as they must have something to hide
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  • Tabbule Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5