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La Bodega

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In the Hotel Nahua | Diagonal From Banco Nacional, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8395 6184
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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San Jose, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our favorite breakfast spot in Tamarindo. Great fresh pastries, delicious fruit and yogurt parfaits, and terrific desayuno tico (local breakfast) with homemade tortillas and lizano salsa. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank pdelevett
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi pdelevett, Thank you for the great review! We are very honored to hear that we were your favorite breakfast spot in Tamarindo :) and glad to hear that you enjoyed our homemade baked goods, fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits, as well as our Gallo Pinto breakfast plate, as well as our friendly staff. We hope to see you again... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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165 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fresh and organic and simply delicious. 2 of us had breakfast sandwiches and the other had fresh fruit. Good coffee, friendly staff. Supposedly people see monkeys there often but we did not. Easy walking distance to/from the beach.

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Thank wladwig
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi wladwig, Thank you for the great review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The monkeys visit us almost everyday, probably because of the monkey bridge we have that lets them cross the street safely... I am sorry they weren't around during your meal. I hope that you get to say hello to them during... More 

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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here because of great reviews on TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet. Had a superb coconut chicken sandwich that included chips and a drink. Also had a cortado which was very good. All healthy and organic ingredients and everything was fresh. I thought it was a very good value and I do recommend La Bodega!

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Thank Django12
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Django12, Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and that we lived up to the reviews :) We hope to see you agian soon, Pura Vida! Buki More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved La Bodega and went everyday when I was in Tamarindo. By far the best restaurant I went to. Everything I had was so fresh and delicious. My favorite were the salads with a juice for lunch, recommend the Hibiscus juice. Their bread is homemade and so amazing, which makes a great breakfast sandwich. Don't forget about dessert and... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie D, Thanks so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure having you visit us everyday during your stay in Tamarindo. We have lots of locals who do exactly what you said, who come in everyday for their cup of coffee with an omelette, or for a lunch salad and their favorite juice! For us it's just... More 

Baltimore, MD
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our breakfast was fantastic. La bodega also has really great home made aloe products that were perfect for my sunburned face!

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1 Thank Joshua636
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Joshua636, Thank you for the review, we are really glad you enjoyed your visit! We do have really great aloe gel products as well as natural goat milk soaps among other things, but we can't take credit for making them, they're made locally by Alegria :) Thanks again, and we hope to see you again soon! Buki More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed with this place. We got to know Buki and his staff. He is a hands on owner/manager that likes to engage with his customers. This is a place you can go to every day and never be disappointed with the quality. The curry chicken is popular. So is the Ceasar salad chicken. Many selections can be... More 

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Thank Murray M
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Murray M, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed and excellent review! We feel very lucky to have had a chance to get to know you during your stay in Tamarindo. I hope you enjoy the rest of your Costa Rican adventure (how was the teak farm with no internet for a week?! and... More 

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so relaxing and cool. Sits in the shade. After long walk or run, awesome place to chill for a great coffee. Gotta check it out.

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Thank Flyfisher1234
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Flyfisher1234, Thank you so much for the kind words. We totally agree that we're a super cool and awesome place to hang out and everybody should check us out :) We hope to see you again soon! Pura Vida, Buki More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like you have heard. Excellent little spot and busy. Wish I had gotten their names to make a thank you for great service. The freshest ingredients, had the bacon sandwich, we tried the omelette, all excellent. Only open for breakfast and lunch. Don't forget to treat yourself to a brownie on way out. Great portions all around. We will... More 

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Thank Craig M
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Craig M, Thank you so much for the incredible review! I will definitely pass along the 'Gracias' to my staff, they will be very happy to hear that you mentioned the quality of their service! And to our cook, that you mentioned how good your breakfast was :) It's truly such a pleasure to have customers who appreciate us... More 

Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tired the three egg omelette and it was as good as anywhere. Nice outdoor setting to enjoy your meal. Would go again.

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Thank Hoss_Kar
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Hoss_Kar, Thank you for the excellent review! We look forward to seeing you again! Pura Vida Buki More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the trip advisor reviews, we stopped at la bodega for lunch. The lunch menu is fixed with approximately 5 or 6 choices. We had a sesame chicken and a grilled chicken caesar sandwich, both were amazing. The juices are fresh and delicious and are included with the sandwich. The owner was very passionate in his commitment to use... More 

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1 Thank Chris I
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Chris I, Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful and detailed review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Our lunch menu actually has 4 fixed options, plus 3-4 daily specials where we rotate our favorite chicken, fish shrimp, and beef recipes from around the world, so we usually have 7-8... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In the Hotel Nahua | Diagonal From Banco Nacional, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 8395 6184
Description
La Bodega is an organic cafe/store located in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. We carry foods and specialty items made 100% in Costa Rica. Fresh homemade sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee and drinks are available daily! We provide organic, sustainable and local foods as much as possible. We are a small locally owned business with a passion for eating and living well. Pura Vida!

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