Traveling is such a delight… visiting white sand beaches, hiking, enjoying beautiful views, watching mesmerizing sunsets, learning about new cultures, different lifestyles, training BJJ with people around the globe, and of course…the biggest pleasure of all… eating flavorsome, delicious food!
If you are making a trip to Costa Rica you will love the variety of restaurants you will find here. Because Tamarindo is a town where many cultures meet, the variety of food is wide. “Locals” here aren’t only from Costa Rica. We have people from all over the world living in Tamarindo. That is why you will find food from all over the world. It is the perfect place to try both international and Costa Rican food.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite restaurants in Tamarindo, they offer high-quality food, great service and an amazing experience overall,
The most beautiful, romantic restaurant right on Tamarindo’s beach. Pangas is the perfect place if you are in the mood for some fine dining and gourmet plates. Excellent for a romantic dinner at sunset while checking out one of the best pumping surf spots in town, their specialties are the steaks and the seafood.
Mercadito De Tamarindo
As the newest spot to go in Tamarindo, It’s a great place to go eat because it offers a variety of delicious food to try. Some of the best options are: Asian Fusion, arepas, amazing burgers and poke. Mercadito has a nice bohemian atmosphere, featuring live music every night from Wednesday to Sunday. With a beautiful sailing boat right in the middle where you can get your favorite drinks and cocktails. It is definitely the best place to spend a chill fun night in Tamarindo. And it is open every day from 11 am to 11 pm!
Best wood fired Pizza in Tamarindo!! If you are a pizza lover, the La Esquina in Tamarindo is a must! Best quality sauce, meats, and a delish thin crispy crust. It’ s the perfect place to go to as a family, with a lil’ kids park where they can play while you wait for your food. it has a fun environment, good prices, and great service.
Nordico Coffee House
Looking for the best place to have breakfast after training Jiu Jitsu at Hero Academy? Nordico Coffee House is where you must go! Best coffee in town, delicious, healthy, great prices and an amazing fun staff. Our favorites, the açai bowl ( of course) and oatmeal pancakes! Also, you have to try the famous Costa Rican Gallo Pinto, the typical breakfast of Costa Rica.
It is also the best place to go in case you need to do some work! Free Wifi 🙂
Little Lucha Taqueria
Are you a Mexican food lover? If you are looking for some Mexican yumminess; Guac, chips and tacos, you have to check out this gem, It is a relatively new place in town, and it is absolutely aamazing! They offer typical Mexican tacos, great burritos, hot sauces for the very brave and refreshing Mexican beers. All food is fresh and filled with good flavor. Very relaxed and extremely fun vibes.
In the mood for biig dishes? If so, Green Papaya is the place to go, absolutely amazing fresh food, and very generous portions as well, fun vibes, great staff. Healthy, vegan and vegetarian options. The best place to go for a big dinner and amazing cocktails! Make sure you try the chips and guac!
Buen provecho! And don’t forget to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with us to ” burn off the calories” 😉
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