Tamarindo has a glut of good restaurants. El Coconut ★ (tel. 2653-0086; www.elcoconut-tamarindo.com), right on the main road, is an institution with a European flair, specializing in fresh seafood.

Nogui’s Bar ★ (tel. 2653-0029; http://noguistamarindo.com) is one of the more popular places in town—and rightly so. This simple open-air cafe just off the beach on the small traffic circle serves hearty breakfasts and well-prepared salads, sandwiches, burgers, and casual meals. And it has a few tables and chairs right on the beach.

Wok N Roll ★ (tel. 2653-0156; www.woknrolltamarindo.com), a half-block inland from the Mar Rey along the road that leads to Playa Langosta, is a lively, open-air affair, with a big menu of Asian cuisine. For pizzas, there's La Baula ★ (tel. 2653-1450), a delightful open-air place, on the road to Dragonfly Bar & Grill. For Mexican fare and breakfast burritos, try Green Papaya Taco Bar (tel. 2653-0863), just across the street, while there's seafood street food like poke, ceviche, and shrimp burgers at Shrimp Hole (tel. 8726-0359; www.shrimphole.com), beside the Super 2001 Supermarket. Coffee and Belgian waffles can be found at Waffle Monkey (tel. 8515-3960), near the rotunda, or just coffee at Nordico (tel. 4700-9521), at Plaza Tamarindo. And, for good steaks and Argentinean fare, try Patagonia (tel. 2653-0612), right across from the Tamarindo Diria Hotel.


Finally, if you’re staying in a condo, or just too lazy to head out for a meal, Tico To Go (tel. 800/8426-8646; http://ticotogo.com) offers up delivery service from a wide range of local restaurants, with both phone and online ordering possibilities.



Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.