Top 5 Dinner Restaurants in Tamarindo

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Top Dinner Restaurants in Tamarindo

Tamarindo has a lot of restaurant options and we’ve been to most of them. The variety of cuisine in Tamarindo is quite amazing, so we’ve narrowed down the list to our top 5 favorite places to eat dinner in Tamarindo. If you’re looking for a great dinner restaurant in Tamarindo, this list should get you started with some great options.

Our Top Places to Eat Dinner in Tamarindo, Costa Rica


pangasPangas #1 DINNER RESTAURANT (Facebook)
Pangas is a newer restaurant and it’s on the far North End of the beach, tucked right up by the river. This is a beautiful restaurant. The design is great and the view is incredible. You’re far enough north as well that the beach vendors rarely stop by. And they serve food! The food is delicious, for sure top 5 in Tamarindo. It’s a bit on the expensive end, but for a nice lunch or dinner it’s worth it. Highly Recommended. Get the Beef on a Rock. Holy cow, it’s mind blowingly amazing.


bambooBamboo Sushi Club (Facebook)
This is one of our Top 5 Favorite restaurants in Tamarindo, it’s absolutely incredible. It’s located across the street from the Beach Club and Copacabana in a little strip shopping center. An oasis awaits you as you cross the bridge into the sushi club. You feel like you just stepped out of town into a jungle. The food is delicious. The sushi is extremely fresh and we’ve never had a bite we didn’t love. Great as a couple, family or with a group of friends.


pachangaPachanga (Facebook)
Pachanga is one of the best Italian restaurants we’ve ever eaten at. It is just up the road from La Bodega. Fresh plates of pasta and sauces, great pizza and a fun staff await you. Be sure to try the Gnocchi, it’s to die for. Our kids are huge fans of the sausage pizza. We also love their huge Ceasar salads.



patagoniaPatagonia (Facebook)
Patagonia is located across from Latitude Blue and is quite delicious. If you’re not a meat fan, might not be your best choice, but if you are, be sure to swing by. Some of the best service in town. Excellent drinks, nice ambiance and still right in the middle of town.


dragonflyDragon Fly (Facebook)
Dragon Fly is the one of two restaurants that we take our out of town guests for a special meal. The food is divine. Everything we’ve had is delicious. The restaurant is tucked up in the jungle and offers a group friendly, yet romantic environment. You can’t go wrong with a meal at Dragon Fly.


One More Important Dining Option

ticotogoTico To Go (Facebook)
Tico To Go is one of the best things that ever happened to Tamarindo. Almost every restaurant in Tamarindo is available to you and they will order it, pick it up and deliver it to you for a very nominal fee. Call them up, place your order and head back to the pool, it’ll be there in about 30 minutes. You can order online and view menus at or call them at tico-togo (8426-8646) to place a phone order. Excellent and fast service.


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