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La Palapa

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0362
07:00 - 22:00
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So i was a bit sceptical of the restaurants along the beach due to them feeling a bit "touristy", but i was happy to be proven wrong. We were six friends who decided to eat here, everyone ordered some form of grilled tuna. The simple grilled tuna was amazing, tasted almost like a fantastic grilled steak. The tuna rolls I... More 

Thank Mangehl
Orpington, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here a couple of days ago after a recommendation for their lobster and they did not disappoint!! Happy hour all day and the juiciest 2 pound lobster we have ever had! Great meal, the lobster is on the expensive side but that's to be expected and it was fully worth it!

Thank Simon H
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Near the beach, very romantic atmosphere, very tasty no matter what you are ordering. Also they have live music and dancing.

Thank Beno H
San Luis Obispo County, California
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambiance and customer service at this restaurant are far above and beyond the ordinary. We were interested in a light meal after a very large lunch. We were offered pizza, but said we don't eat cheese. They immediately offered to make us a cheese less pizza with custom toppings. We were served a Magnificent fresh grilled pizza that far... More 

Thank Oyamear
Amsterdam, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service was very good. Dinner gazing out at the ocean! They often have music which adds to dinner enjoyment.

Thank LoriEmma
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2 for 1 drinks all day. I ordered a pina colada and the brought me 2 at the same time! They were delicious and ceviche was also good.

Thank Caroline D
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can sit right on the beach and enjoy a great meal and watch the sunset. The live music was perfect. We enjoyed the food and the service.

Thank flyboyMinnetonka
Barrie, Canada
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330 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We come here only for happy hour drinks & no food because its a little pricey for us. Happy hour drinks + the atmosphere are great. Grab a drink and a spot on the beach to chill out.

Thank Byron D
Clifton, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

sit right on the beach- great view. food looked really good and beers and pina coladas were buy one get one free.

Thank Diana C
Nashville, Tennessee
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We spent the day in Tamarindo and watched the sunset on the beach. After it went down, we walked to La Palapa (which was the dropoff/pickup point for our JW Marriott shuttle) for a nightcap. They have Happy Hour pricing all day - it's actually 2 for 1 pricing. The waiters were quite clear - you order one and we... More 

Thank Ken M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$60
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0362
"Come and do us the honor to be part of our family.Enjoy a nice and a frendly relaxing experiance in harmony with our natural environment in front of the sea as much as possible..."LA PALAPA

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