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In the Hotel Nahua | Diagonal From Banco Nacional, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8395 6184
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yummy place for lunch. Fresh Ingredients for salads and sandwiches with nice outdoor seating. Lots of daily specials to choose from.

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Thank Whartongirl
Washington, D.C.
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food and a good deal for Tamarindo. I enjoyed the gallo pinto breakfast -- extra good with the house hot sauce. The staff is so nice and the fresh bread is delicious!

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Thank ieateverything
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi ieateverything, Thank you very much for the great review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfast, and we hope to see you again very soon! Pura Vida! Buki More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I were in Tamarindo for Spring break this week and were looking for cheaper options for breakfast. We'd already read the great reviews and boy did it live up to the hype. The food we ordered was amazingly fresh and absolutely delicious. My friend and I both got the omelette with avocado and my other friend got... More 

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1 Thank Kitagirl1017
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Kitagirl17, Thank you so much for the amazing review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visits and that we were able to live up to the HYPE :) Again, thank you, and we hope to see you again when you return to Tamarindo! Pura Vida! Buki More 

Ottawa, Ontario
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had lunch here 3 times during our stay in Tamarindo. It was definitely convenient as it was just up the road from the Inn we stayed in, but that wasn't what brought us back after the first visit - it was the amazing food at a really good price! We had their lunch special salad, and... More 

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Thank cjtvs
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi cjtvs, Thank you for the excellent review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your several visits, and that we were one of your favorite spots in Tamarindo! We hope to see you again soon, Safe travels, and Pura Vida! Buki More 

McGaheysville, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go based on reviews we read on here. The food was excellent. We went for lunch. They have sandwich specials and once they are gone they are gone. I'm good with that. Means great food. But this was not what I consider cheap in a surf town. We had two sandwiches, one drink, one brownie and one... More 

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Thank Lori L
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Lori L, Thank you for visiting us based on our reviews, and for taking the time to write a review yourself. We are really glad you enjoyed your lunch, and thank you for giving us 5 stars! We completely understand that we aren't the cheapest lunch option in town... But we feel we have the best quality in our... More 

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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had delicious coffee, smoothie (with peanut butter!), banana bread and breakfast sandwiches here at La Bodega. Perfect way to start the day before heading our for activities or to the beach.

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Thank Cerise M
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Cerise M, Thank you for the review! We are really glad you enjoyed your breakfast before heading to the beach. We hope to see you agian soon, Pura Vida! Buki More 

Arizona
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very yummy breakfast! Lots of options for coffee drinks and smoothies. Right below a monkey bridge! Tables and chairs are very pretty too!

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Thank ChulaJAR
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi ChulaJAR, Thank you for the review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the compliment on the furniture, they're custom made out of a local wood called Guanacaste, and we are very proud of them! :) Thanks again we hope to see you again soon!, Pura Vida! Buki More 

Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at La Bodega several times during my stay in Tamarindo. They have an amazing local and organic menu and very kind and friendly staff!! I really enjoyed my meals and even brought the delicious hot sauce back home with me. I cannot wait to return and experience their new market as well!

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1 Thank Olivia S
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Olivia S, Thank you so much for the great review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your many visits, and we too hope that we get to see you again soon and that you come see us in our new market that is slated to open next week! Thanks again, Pura Vida! Buki More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really lovely meal, I had the Jamaican chicken salad with juice. Prices are around 5000 colones and include a drink. Great value for money Staff were really friendly as well

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Thank UK_Hay
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi UK_Hay, Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our Jamaican Jerk chicken salad, as well as our friendly servers :) We hope to see you again soon, Pura Vida! Buki More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a perfect omelette and freshly squized orange juice. Also the yogurt parfait is really nice. The black coffee is drinkable, but I think they should remove espresso based drinks (latte, cappuccino) from the menu or upgrade their machinery. The wifi is steady and reliable and free :) inside the shop they have a nice variation of different sauces, chocolates... More 

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Thank Casper S
Buki-CR, Owner at La Bodega, responded to this review

Hi Casper S, Thanks for the review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfast. You are right regarding our espresso machine at the moment, the big machine we have is in the shop for repairs, and so we are using our backup one, which is honestly a pain in the neck because it takes so long to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Costa Rican, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 12:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In the Hotel Nahua | Diagonal From Banco Nacional, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 8395 6184
Description
La Bodega is an organic cafe/store located in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. We carry foods and specialty items made 100% in Costa Rica. Fresh homemade sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee and drinks are available daily! We provide organic, sustainable and local foods as much as possible. We are a small locally owned business with a passion for eating and living well. Pura Vida!

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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?