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El Coconut

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0086
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There were 9 of us. We ordered a varied selection of appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks. The majority of food was not great although my husband did enjoy his seafood pasta dish and my daughter enjoyed the chocolate mousse dessert. The service was lacking forgetting...More

Thank screenmama
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I think this restaurant was one of my top 2 restaurants in Tamarindo. The atmosphere is lovely, the service top notch and the food was excellent!

Thank Cathryn S
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What can I say but Thank You! Thank you for your comments and for sharing your experience with other travellers :)

Reviewed 23 April 2018

A fancier dinner place, but incredible food and outstanding service. Apps: Octopus grilled and with some amazing sauce Main: Sea Bass --incredible!!! perfectly cooked, nice shrimps on top Shrimp wrapped in a bamboo, nom nom Great white and red wines Service was incredible from the...More

Thank lizziesf
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for putting a smile on my face this morning! Your oh so positive review truely warmed my heart :)

Reviewed 23 April 2018

The food was good. Avocado Shrimp appy was the best thing we had. Ribs also very good. Steak was under-cooked when asked for medium rare, so suggest asking for medium if you like MR. Drinks were disappointing compared to what we've had at other spots...More

Thank DubJ
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this review. I am truely glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us! And thank you for pointing out that our drinks can be improved. I promise to look into that :)

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This place is cute, right at the beginning of Main Street into Tamarindo square. We were heading to Pagos but they had a wedding going on so we decided to try this place. The ladies were very friendly and the service was good. The food...More

Thank Ayesharenee
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi there I am so happy you enjoyed both decore and the service. Though I do find it worrying if the quality of our dishes "lower by the hour"... The kitchen are not robots but the same love should be put in all dishes no...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

El Coconut is in a great location in that it's not in the super crowded/drunken area of downtown but still walkable to everything. The menu was nicely varied with meat, seafood and veggie options, and the wine was nice and cold! Pretty decor and the...More

Thank BigSearch
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here at El Coconut with others. I am truely delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of receiving you again on your next visit to Tamarindo...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018

We stopped in for a quick lunch. Had three apps equally good - carpaccio with tuna, rocket & lolarosa shrimp salad and tiraditos. YUM!More

Thank tmlaudato
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you so much! Yes few do know that we are also open for lunch, so it is so nice to get a "lunch time" review. And a 4 star too! The elaboration of more lunch time items are in the process so do come...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018

The servers were phenomenal, and the food... oh my gosh. The seafood soup, the amazing wine, and a one pound grilled lobster with garlic butter? The live music was quiet enough that you could enjoy a conversation but really nice to listen to. The owner...More

Thank Lindsay K
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you so much! We do aime to please and it seems we truely managed this time! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to write this review and for sharing your experience with other fellow travellers :)

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner. After reading the many mixed reviews we decided to take a chance. The food was mediocre and overpriced. The tuna tartare appetizer was mushy and with too much soy sauce. The hostess/ owner was very pleasant although at times...More

Thank damlyn
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi there I am so sorry that you find my person "distracting"... we wish to be present, helpfull and pleasant... not a distraction to your dining experience. "Prancing" from table to table is part of my job and pleasure. Seeing that things are going well,...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Had seen this place earlier and was on list to visit after looking at the menu. Drinks - gin fizz - had no alcohol taste at all ! My starter of ‘authentic ‘ Gazpacho’ was thin with no garlic flavour; the additions of vegetables were...More

Thank captainetta
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi there If there is something that you are not content with and that can be arranged when you are in a restaurant just let the wait staff know. It would have been our pleasure to pour more gin in your gin fizz. As for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0086
  • E-mail
This setting could just as well be in LA or Paris; beautiful teak terracing, all handmade wood furnishing and the shining cobber from the bar and the lamps give that warmth and good feeling we all enjoy. The wait staff takes pride in being members of Team Coconut for years. It is their personalized attention that permits them to remember each client and their likings. Nowhere else will you feel as Welcome and Well attended as here. Every day the same words are repeated "The Client is the King". At El Coconut you will also find a truly professional kitchen where the main ingredients are "Heart & Soul". Who could be able to resist an Avocado filled with sauteed Shrimps, A Tropical Lobster prepared with fresh pineapple, raisins and ginger or not to forget the Surf & Turf even big enough to satisfy the hungriest surfer. Where else in Costa Rica would you find a temperate wine cellar of almost 1000 bottles? Nowhere that we know of. Our wine selection goes from the easy drinking Latin American table wines to finer selections such as Chateau Neuf du Pape, Penfold 389 and many more. Our seating capacity is more than 100. We are used to and truly enjoy arranging your special events; be that "The President's Club", incentive dinners, rehearsal dinners or weddings. Let us make your night that special night.
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