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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$12
CUISINES
Mexican, Fusion, Healthy, Central American
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Reviewed yesterday

Ignacio our waiter was super awesome and gave us beach advice 😎 yummy food and so cool witht he option to sit on the swings

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed yesterday

We love Green Papaya. Dined here over a dozen times during our trips to Tamarindo. The vibe, the food and drinks are incredible. Thanks Vicky for your attentive service. Can't wait to revisit over and over again! Pura vida <3

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited based on the reviews. Came for lunch, it wasn’t too busy when we arrived (early afternoon). It quickly became very busy and I believe there was only 1 server working outside. Someone accidentally gave our food to a different table, so they had to...remake our food (we had already been waiting about 40 minutes at this time). The staff was very apologetic and we got our food about 15 minutes later. It was incredibly delicious! Worth the wait! The staff was kind enough to provide us with a free desert for the inconvenience (which was unnecessary). Note: this restaurant is cash onlyMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere are amazing! We started with the ceviche. It came with homemade corn chips and was delicious. I ordered the shrimp tacos and my husband the Ahi tuna tacos…both of us said it was one of the best tacos we’ve ever had....With each entree they bring a side of their homemade chili sauce. It’s spicy and a little sweet and was amazing on everything. The food was so good we went back the next night with my daughter and her husband. My daughter is vegan and said her vegetable tacos were the best she’s ever had. I had the shrimp enchiladas that were fabulous and the guys had the Ahi tuna tacos. Found out they sell their chili sauce…we bought 2 jars. Oh the Mexican sangria is the fantastic. The service here is notch too…Vicky was awesome!!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for some tacos and chips and dip. Only thing I could find on line for a menu was obviously very old or newer with huge price increases compared to current prices. I found shrimp tacos doubled in price and although very good they...are also very expensive. That also goes for the chips and dip, at least twice as much as everyone else. Would I go back? That’s a tough one because it’s so much I think better deals are out there with the same food quality. To boot they also take cash only. The comment about being reasonable price is very misleading. But the food is good.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best mexican good in Tamarindo! The servers, the food it's fresh and big portions. The chiplote shrimps it's from the other world and I like the coconut curry too!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch because of the amount of reviews and we were very happy with the food and the service was wonderful. Vicky was super attentive and kind. We will be coming back !

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always reliably excellent Beware the portions are huge The food is superb I recommend the shrimp coconut curry Cash only

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We make a point to eat here every time we visit Tamarindo. All of their food is excellent, but their ceviche and their home made chips are the best we've ever had....and we like ceviche and eat it often. If you can get Vicky for...your waitress, she will take awesome care of you and share her sunny personality.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Green Papaya this past week and the food is delicious. Our server, Vickie, was awesome. Her Ahi Tuna taco recommendation could not have been better. Wow! It was perfectly seared and seasoned. The outdoor swing seating is fun, staff attentive and helpful...and food super fresh.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saved Green Papaya for the last meal of a week long trip. Wish I didn’t. I would have eaten here everyday!!! Vicki was INCREDIBLE! Best service in town. Hands down.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on recommendation of our hotel receptionist at Cala Luna. Seared Tuna tacos a must, shrimp tacos fantastic and house spice delicious. Service w a smile, playlist on point and Vicky was fantastic. Must stop for a meal during your time here.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was so good at Green Papaya that we went back a second time!! It is the only restaurant we visited twice while we were in Tamarindo. Their green papaya salad and homemade hot sauce are a must-try! Also...service is fantastic. Huge shout out...to Vicky - she made the whole dining experience amazing!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Dinner Went here for dinner and again this place knocks it out of the park. Had the fish tacos with house made picó and house made hot sauce. Muy bueno. My wife had the Buda Bowl with Mahi it looked great as well. Ignacio...out waiter was great, made a suggestion that I try the Mexican Sangria it was great as well. We will be back before we leave!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service great food. Food was very tasty, I had shrimp coconut curry, lots of shrimps and lovely taste packed with vegetables and rice on side. Husband had spicy meatballs, rice and beans, he said it lacked the amount of meatballs but was enjoyable. We...have dropped in here for only drinks too. The place itself is modern with chunky wooden seats and tables, very authentic.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Hi! I don’t know why they don’t accept credit cards. When we dined there we didn’t ask. You’d have to inquire with the restaurant. Sorry 😐
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Green Papaya Taco Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5