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The Shrimp Hole, casual seafood restaurant with the sunny deck, situated only one block from the beautiful beach of Tamarindo. This tropical 'hole in the wall' style restaurant serves a simple but mouth watering menu. We use sustainably farmed shrimp and the freshest seafood you can find in Costa Rica. We also serve Catch of the Day, Ceviche, Poke and other seasonal seafood from our internationally inspired menu. If you are not a big seafood fan, we have some Chicken options for you too! You can grab your food to go and stroll down to the beach to watch the waves or sit on our sunny deck and watch the world go by or choose our new indoor restaurant seating and experience the best seafood dining
US$7 - US$14
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Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Seafood, Healthy, International, Gastropub, Street Food
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Shrimp hole was good! Lots of shrimp (or fish as a substitute) options! Pretty decent prices for a touristy area. Just off the beaten path but still very accessible. I had the jungle curry - very flavorful!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021

Great food. Everything is fresh. They make the best Key Lime pie you ever try. Both indoor and outdoor dining.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 April 2021

I stopped into the Shrimp Hole on my last night in Tama, I had walked past it so many times that I just had to stop in and I'm so glad I did! More than anything the sweet staff made the experience. They were very...attentive, friendly, and genuine! I wasn't too hungry so I just got the Banh Mi which was very flavorful, big shrimp, delicious bread, and the slaw was to die for! I also got some key lime pie to take home and that is a must! It was delicious! I definitely wish I had time to go back!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 April 2021 via mobile

Love the Shrimp Hole. Off the beaten path just a little, with parking and quaint little seating areas. Service was faster than anywhere else we have eaten in Tamarindo and the food was delicious. Take a break from the crazy of the next block you...wont regret it.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 30 March 2021

Wish I could have tried other dishes! We love what we had, even the kids. Get the house lemonade!!! If you don't like shrimp get fish as a substitute!!! Inexpensive high quality Cena (dinner) option

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2021

OK, not really sure why all the five-star reviews and I am a generous marker. Firstly portion sizes are tiny and prices over inflated for what you get. Food was not great, it was OK but bland nothing to write home about or to go...back too. So many more places in Tama that are much better food and cheaper.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021

This restaurant is absolutely amazing. i've been here a few times since i've been in town and every time the service and food has been unparalleled. the owner has remembered me by name, which makes me feel so at home here! everything on the menu...that i have tried has been fantastic. the cocktails are the best in town and it is all worth every penny!More

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

Stopped in for a fresh lunch on my visit into town to go to the bookstore. Shrimp hole is right next-door and I always make it a combo. The ginger lemonade was so refreshing! We started with a ceviche which was quite a large bowl...Served with patacones. I had the tuna all he bowl which was really delicious and he had the spicy shrimp dish and. The shrimp will never disappoints. And at night sometimes there’s live music and cocktails are delicious. The atmosphere inside and on the patio are both lovely. Try it on your trip to TamarindoMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 9 March 2021

So we came to the Shrimp Hole to have some dinner and I tell ya what, wow. The food was amazing and the staff here are on point with customer service. We met the owner Tyler “Ty” who was there, what a great guy for...sure. If your in town here please go eat here you won’t be disappointed! Oh and the drinks here are very very good. We told Ty that we’d be back on out last night dinner, as we walked up with 2-other friends he called out all our names for the other night and made it seem like we were family! Thank you to Ty and staff...we will be back!!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 March 2021 via mobile

From A to Z absolutely fantastic dinner! The place is beautiful, service is excellent, staff is supernice and the food made us speechless. So if you cannot decide what to have for dinner just go and get some shrimps tonight and please, do yourself a...favor and try one of theirs signature cocktailsMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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6 March 2017|
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Response from Gosia N | Property representative |
Hi, sorry we don't do fish and chips. We don't have enough space!
25 August 2016|
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Response from dfaler | Reviewed this property |
JW is about 20 mins from town.. So you would have to take JW shuttle. When you are in Tamarindo definitely check it out!! It's great
10 March 2015|
Response from Gosia N | Property representative |
No steaks or burgers. Just shrimp.
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  • Yes, Shrimp Hole offers takeaway services.

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  • Shrimp Hole is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5