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El Coconut

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Main Street | Tamarindo Beach, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0086
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • 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 6 August 2018 via mobile

Came for an early dinner and the service was quick and attentive. Our appetizer was incredible. Great use of textures with sweet and tart notes. Our mains were fresh and well prepared. The fish was delightful and beautifully presented. Had some cocktails after dinner and...More

Thank ElaineMLHJ
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you so much for such a nice review of El Coconut! I truely do appreciate your feed-back :)

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Have tried almost every restaurant in Tamarindo and this place deserves a little extra attention! 😀 Food was outstanding in every way, service was top notch! Had the Lobster a la diabla for main - Wow!

Thank Martiluca12
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you so much for this so uplifting review! :) I hope we will be able to serve you soon again.

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Our family has been coming to Tamarindo and Hacienda pinilla area for many many years . We always dine at the El Coconut and it never fails to please. The ambiance, the outstanding service, and unique menu keep us coming back. We had grilled shrimp...More

Thank vic c
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you so much for this beautiful review! It was, as always, so nice to receive you and your family once again. Clients, like yourself, that keep coming back year after year makes me beleive that we might be doing something correct. That we have...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent service, beach view, and the food is amazing. Recommend the mango ceviche 👍🏻, fish burger and pad Thai.

Thank Jean A
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you! Our first true lunch review and a 5* one too! Hope too receive you again soon! :)

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We received a pleasant reception yesterday from hostess who seated us at the bar. All downhill from there: the bartender was not happy to be interrupted and proceeded to make the worst, most watered down beverages I’ve ever tasted. The vibe was so bad, we...More

Thank EspinosaFam
Reviewed 12 July 2018

My husband and I spent a full week in Tamarindo and ate dinner at a different restaurant in town each night we were there, and El Coconut was by far the best meal we had! The menu is has eclectic influences, and each dish we...More

Thank animelanie
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! This review sure puts a smile on my face :) I am so glad you enjoyed every aspect of your evening with us and for you taking the time to share it with other travelers. Thank you...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018

We ate here one day because it had good reviews. It was worth it! The times online weren't correct, we came for a late lunch and it said it was open but when we got there it wasn't. We walked around a bit but came...More

Thank TxGrlOutDoors
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you so much for this review and for your patience and understanding. We are now back to regular opening hours - 11am til 10pm :) The lunch menu has expanded and contain burgers, pad thais and several vegetarian options! I hope we will have...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

One of the most beautifully constructed restaurants we ate at! The avocado and shrimp appetizer was amazing! Loved our wine selection and all of our meals were good and unique flavors. Storm came in and was a great place to watch the rain, lightning and...More

Thank tgleason2018
katharina_elcoconut, Owner at El Coconut, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

With the weather one can not do much but with the rest we certainly try to do our best :) The truth is that I so agree with you. When a good storm comes it is a true enjoyment to watch it and almost be...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018 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 5 June 2018

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

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Brenda W
23 September 2018|
Response from katharina_elcoconut | Property representative |
Reservations are not required but adviced during high season. I do not know when you would like to come but please be adviced that for the rest of Sept as the whole of Oct we are closed - "Even in Paradise one deserves... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, 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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 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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