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Taco Tico

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Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
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In Open-air Food Court Plaza | Across from Plaza Conchal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica (Formerly Tico Taco)
+506 2682 0574
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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

I visited this place tonight for the first time and I can't believe I have walked by so many times without eating here. Located inside the little outdoor food court, it's a little hidden, but well worth the search. I had the crunchy tacos and they were great -- fantastic value, fantastic food. Perfect for anyone trying to eat in... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Combo plate is large and really good food. Expat owner puts on a great plate and value is really good. In the food court across from bank.

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Barrie, Canada
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305 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Stopped in here a few times and were never dissapointed. We tried the combo platters and they were awesome! Give this place a try. Very affordable and run by a family!

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Pelham, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

If you're in Tamarindo looking for a great but cheap lunch, go here. I think during my weeklong stay I went here for food about 5 times. The tacos are just unbelievable. Make sure you get the Tamagringo - it's a hard shell taco covered by a soft shell with fresh red tomato salsa, lettuce, cheese and beef. So fresh... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Best hangover food ever!! We had great quesadillas and taco tico(corn tacos, great if you don't eat gluten.) Everything so fresh, just amazing!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

Taco Tico is located on the main strip a short walk up from the beach. Great service and delicious tacos!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Food in Tamarindo is not cheap (and not always that great) so it's such a treat to find a delicious meal that is easy on the wallet. I don't eat meat so I ordered vegetarian tacos and they were superb! My brother got the beef tacos and nachos and loved them as well. A perfect place for a beach day... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

Great flavor and price. It's located in a little food court so it's not the easiest to find, but when you do, try the combo! It gives you a little bit of everything that turns to a lot of food. Just as everyone else said it's a great value.

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Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

I agree with the other reviewers, quick, fresh, tasty, and a great value - you can't beat fresh tacos for a buck apiece! Just a stand in an outdoor food court - no atmosphere - but a great place for lunch!!! Doug, the owner, is from San Diego and gets what us gringos are looking for ;-) Went back for... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

My girlfriend and I came back 4 separate times to just have the amazing Nachos that Taco Tico offered. We also tried other things on the menu and the ingredients are very fresh and good. Prices were a little high for a third world country but Tamarindo is very touristy with touristy prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Central American, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In Open-air Food Court Plaza | Across from Plaza Conchal, Tamarindo 506, Costa Rica (Formerly Tico Taco)
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0574

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?