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Restaurante Tamara

Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0148
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rice and beans” (21 reviews)
“patacones” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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81 - 90 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 11 March 2013

They offer no frills, traditional costarican cuisine. Maybe not surprising but tasty, just as it should be. The place seemed to be fairly popular, lots of people coming and going. But there were surprises. It was most annoying that there were people in the street...More

Thank pepics
Reviewed 30 November 2012

Let me preface this review with saying I LOVE COSTA RICA, and Puerto Viejo was a really interesting, beautiful and festive location. However, Restaurant Tamara was just ok. The location and scenery were fine - we sat on the covered patio adjacent to the road,...More

Thank HeathRaleigh
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Located right on the main street so perfect for people watching. Great casado (try to caribeno chicken) and excellent fish. Meals for $8-10.

Thank Diverdan28
Reviewed 28 September 2012

The reason I went back to Tamara's was for Shrimp Tamara, cooked in a tomato broth. Did not disappoint the second time around. Loved the rice and beans cooked in coconut milk too! This place is right downtown, you can watch the town come to...More

Thank SatHizFakShon
Reviewed 14 September 2012

You gotta try the Octopus in white sauce !! OMG it was just amaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiing. the Rice and beans was going along perfect(better than if you pick the plantains since its very saucy)(for no more than 10 bucks??!!) Great ambiance, sometimes some locals calypsos singers will...More

Thank marie l
Reviewed 11 August 2012

In our second visit to PV we ended eating in Tamara 3-4 times. Great and friendly service and with good food. Even had the patties!!

Thank IOsuIreland
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We ate at Tamara today & were entirely caught off guard by how perfect the fish was cooked & tasted. The beans & rice were tasty as well. My husband had the breaded fish & I had it grilled. Both styles were excellent--perfectly cooked &...More

Thank shannon k
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Up on the main road, Tamara offers several Caribbean choices, from typical Ron Don to lobsters or shrimps. Rice and beans and fried platanos...yum yum yum!

Thank Walter M
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Loved the caribbean food in here. The service was really really good, to the point I asked a Paty for entrance (which they didn't have) so they pointed me to a business in front to buy it, so I could bring it and eat it...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 21 January 2012

We always end up here when we are in town. The calamari in coconut sauce is to die for! they also have a nice happy hour and you can sit out and watch all the action on the street!:)

Thank nocal1
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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