Top 5 Sunset Restaurants in Tamarindo

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Top Sunset Restaurants in Tamarindo

Tamarindo has a lot of restaurant options and we’ve been to most of them. This list is compiled of our top  places to dine and drink while soaking up the beautiful Tamarindo sunsets. If you want to watch the sunset on the beach, this is your list of the best restaurants in Tamarindo with the best views of the sunset.

Our Top Sunset Viewing Restaurants in Tamarindo, Costa Rica


chirinEl Chiringuito #1 SUNSET RESTAURANT (Facebook)
El Chiringuito opened in the Fall of 2016 and quickly became a locals favorite. Located on the beach just north of where the catamaran trips depart from, this restaurant boasts reasonably priced drinks, incredible tapas and main courses with creative ingredients not always found around town. The atmosphere is fantastic and we’ve been pleased with the staff every time we have gone. It’s one of the few places on the beach you can go that doesn’t feel like it was designed just for tourists.  We highly recommend it.


lbcLangosta Beach Club (Facebook)
The Langosta Beach Club is a fantastic place to eat. You’re far enough south on the beach that you almost feel like you’re there alone. You can eat on the sand on the ocean side of the restaurant or you can pay for a day at the pool and then enjoy your lunch on the pool deck. It’s not the cheapest restaurant in town, but it’s not overly expensive either. If you like burgers, this is the best luxury burger in town. Also a great spot for sunset, but they do frequently have weddings and events so call ahead of time just in case. Bring Bug Spray.


eatatjoesEat at Joe’s (Witch’s Rock Surf Camp) (Facebook)
Eat at Joe’s has the most tropical feel on the beach. They’ve always got fun music playing, surf videos on the tv’s and a very busy bar. Service can be slow here, but if you’re into the grass hut umbrellas, view of the surf breaks and the people you’re with, you won’t even notice. The food is not mind blowing, but it’s not bad at all. We always seem to take guests here, it’s worth a trip.


noguisNogui’s (Facebook)
Nogui’s is one of our favorite beach spots to grab breakfast. Right on the ocean, this location is particularly beautiful in the morning. Nogui’s can be reached via the beach or road (on the traffic circle). Lunch and dinner are fine, but Nogui’s shines first thing in the morning.


vaqueroEl Vaquero (Facebook)
El Vaquero has better food than we expected, very fresh ingredients, strong food options. BUT.. be warned, every time we have been there, the service has been slower than molasses. Seriously, to the point that we waited over 30 minutes for drinks once. If you’re feeling patient and not in a rush, it’s worth going to because the food is good, but if you’re in a hurry, don’t even think about it. Great environment on the beach, perfect for watching the surfers and beachgoers. One of our favorite restaurants to visit after a surf competition, but remember… be patient.. or order directly from the bar.

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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