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| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2652 9097
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (92 reviews)
“pizza” (83 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
All hours
Bar, Latin, Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lola's was our go to beach area because of where we found an Airbnb rental. It was truly one of the highlights to our Costa Rican vacation. The service and the food were very good, and the atmosphere was so relaxing.

Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great break from Tamarindo. Food is great. Same prices as US. Even beautiful bathrooms. Great vibe and view. Love it. Go! There is even a shuttle to take you to and from other local beach cities like Tamarindo--so convenient.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't say enough good things about Lola's. Food and drinks were excellent. The ocean view can't get any better. It was close to the resort but without resort prices.

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lola's is the best part of mine and my fiancé's stay in Costa Rica every time we come. The local feel and atmosphere is so cool and laid back. The VIEW especially sunset is unbeatable. You're definitely on Tico time! The drinks are amazing and...More

Thank 06032017KA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well laid out bar with lots of seating & shade. Staff welcoming and extremely efficient. Enjoyed a few beers & Mojito with an excellent Pesto Pasta. Pizza's looked good too. We arrived by taxi from Junquillal, but well worth the effort. Great for families as...More

Thank Clootiedumpling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a blackberry smoothie which was delicious, and to eat I had the Mediterranean Pita which honestly was not as good as I expected for the price which I believe was $15. I really liked the location of this restaurant however, and I loved...More

Thank Hana R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't get to eat here, as we came on a Monday (closed that day). The seating and the sight is excellent. We would come back in a heartbeat if we were local. Only downside is the rough road getting here. But worth it!

Thank laser30971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach restaurant and great food! The decor and chairs are unique. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are excellent. They have a large menu, with a lot of fresh and healthy options. Delicious fresh fruit smoothies and drinks. Lolita (the pig) is also...More

Thank brianaadele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to Tamarindo we have to visit Lolas. The food is fantastic the service is always right on and you can't beat the beautiful views. Make sure you visit Lolita the pig ha ha. Our favorite waiter is Javier, he's very friendly,...More

Thank Finley08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so much fun- right on the beach- comfortable - great drinks- fast service. I had the calamari and it was yummy. Best part was the pig- she is gigantic and happy just laying in the mud

Thank Lonni S
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Karen R
What is the name of the owner of Lola's?
3 April 2017|
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Response from greatfoodandtravel | Property representative |
Hi! They are Christi and Donatus, and you can reach them by sending a message directly via TripAdvisor or finding Lola's on Facebook. It is not allowed to give an email address in this forum.
Lindsay M
Hey! 2 questions!! Does Lolas accept American Express as a form of payment? Also, my husband is obsessed with pigs.. Are you able to pet Lola?
26 March 2017|
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Response from ptdrcd | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they take American Express, but they do take other credit cards. And yes, the Lola was within arms length to pet:)
I've been to Tamarindo before & unfortunately didn't make it to Lola's. we're going back in March and will not have a car, those of you without transportation any tips on how to get there? Bus/Taxi/etc?
1 January 2017|
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Response from greatfoodandtravel | Property representative |
There's a great shuttle Avellanas Express three times a day (10, 2 and 5), nicer than most taxis, very reliable and inexpensive ($12 round trip).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Playa Avellana, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Playa Avellanas
  • Phone Number: +506 2652 9097
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Long loved by locals, the secret is out on Lola's fantastic staff serving top-notch organic fare in a beautiful open-air beachfront setting. Gorgeous homemade wooden tables and chairs are set at water's edge under the shade of palm trees and umbrellas. Fresh seared tuna, big healthy salads, Dutch fries, pizzas and all new tacos are the favorites, alongside fruit smoothies, delicious sandwiches and fish & chips! Banana bread, coffee & smoothies starting at 8 a.M. Full menu from 11 a.M. To 5 p.M. Bar open to sunset. Closed Mondays. Cash, Visa & MasterCard.
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