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Restaurante Tamara

Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0148
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rice and beans” (21 reviews)
“patacones” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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41 - 50 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 23 February 2016

The food here tasted great - in fact, the best fish I had had so far In Costa Rica. BUT two days later, all twelve of us who ate at Restaurante Tamara became ill. The 5 people in our group who ate elsewhere remained healthy....More

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 22 February 2016

What this place lacks in atmosphere & speed of service, it more than makes up for in taste! I highly recommend the gallo pinto with Caribbean chicken, Prepared with coconut milk in the traditional Caribbean method, the gallo pinto was the best I had (&...More

Thank AKAlliekat
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Party of 3, hungry. The kitchen is more the tasty rural than the subtle gourmet style. As we were hungry this did not matter. Pattacones, however, too stuffy/starchy. Fish Filet with the gallo pinto and the beans paste was tasty. Recommended.

Thank TobeOneTrip
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We splurged and got the big seafood platter, each of 4 fishes prepared in a different way. Two of these were so salty they were inedible. The other two were great. Service was very nice.

Thank JennL333
Reviewed 14 January 2016

A 2 story restaurant in the heart of the main street, Speaking Spanish would have been helpful, but between a menu with pictures, and a staff eager to help we enjoyed a lunch typical of the area. The fruit drink was cold and thirst quenching...More

Thank valueexpeced
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Had the Chicken with Caribbean sauce and rice and beans. Tasty and filling. Reasonable prices and good sized portions.

Thank Emmett S
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Great local food. Rice dishes are amazing. Salads are fresh. Beer is cold! Vegetarian rice gives you a great portion of sautéed veggies with rice and salad.

Thank Saskatchewan4
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We were in Puerto Viejo for the long October weekend with our kids and on our first night we decided to eat at Tamara.It is a family owned business that is quaint and the food is excellent. We had simple Caribbean fare along with blended...More

Thank indisunflower
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch. Great service and the drinks were amazing! Right in the puerto Viejo town. The food was fresh, hot, and yummy. I would come back!

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Ate here recently and would not recommend. Ordered the chicken with Caribbean sauce. It was dry, luke warm and service was poor. When I asked for the chicken to be heated they heated the whole plate, including the salad, but the chicken still wasn't hot...More

Thank julius82
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Limon  >  Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Phone Number: +506 2750 0148
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