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La Palapa

Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0362
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (91 reviews)
“lobster” (78 reviews)
“red snapper” (60 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great, friendly service, good food! Go right from the beach to your table and watch the sunset while you eat & drink! Very relaxed and casual, but with 1st class service!

Thank RitaJLouie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach seating, food was very good, primarily all entree options only for dinner. Drinks were good, and always on special. Enjoyed the extra entertainment the fire man.

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped in for dinner after shopping in Tamarindo and were surprised to find such a great place right in town. The lobster skewers were delicious, presented well, and reasonably priced and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend La Palapa to anyone looking for...More

Thank EricLudwig-NC
Reviewed 1 week ago

LaPalapa is located on the beachfront, a five minute walk from the Tamarindo Diria. It is in a lovely setting right on the sand, overlooking the water. It has a large, diverse menu. Our waiter Louis, was fabulous - professional, warm, friendly. Service was excellent....More

Thank School's Out 3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night in Tamarindo and our hosts brought us here. Table was on the beach, in the sand. The food was outstanding- I had super fresh tuna; my wife had delicious cerviche The service was excellent and they even had beach side entertainment.

Thank Dad-on-Vacation
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking along the beach one night we stopped of at Lapalapa and decided to eat there . I had the salad nisoise and it was plentiful and delicious . My husband had the Mahi Mahi and chips and said it was very tasty and the...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best of the “downtown” Tamarindo seaside restaurants. Had huge groups the night we ate there but staff handled things quite expeditiously. Love sitting outside at night looking over Pacific. Interesting ceviche that was different than any other in Guanacaste. Fresh fish - we...More

Thank kevinjmonaghan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at this hotel, however some fellow Texans on our kayak tour for the day recommended the restaurant based on an amazing seafood platter they ordered. After reading the description, it was clear we needed 3-4 people to finish it off, so...More

Thank JensTrex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here 3 times last week. I took big groups and everyone loved it. I highly recommend the red snapper. We had the same server, Luis, all 3 visits. He was professional and very on top of things. Great restaurant and great service.

Thank Allen967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with the family including two kiddos a. Amazing tuna salad and ribs. Unfortunately 8 of the beach trinket sellers were standing in front of us blocking our view of the beach and staring directly at us. Each then took their turn trying...More

Thank Hillary B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$60
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tamarindo main street | Main Street of Tamarindo, 20m Before the Circle, Beach Side, Tamarindo 24600, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0362
  • E-mail
"Come and do us the honor to be part of our family.Enjoy a nice and a frendly relaxing experiance in harmony with our natural environment in front of the sea as much as possible..."LA PALAPA
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