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Restaurante Tamara

Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0148
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“rice and beans” (19 reviews)
“chicken” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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81 - 90 of 100 reviews

Reviewed 5 October 2013

Rice&Beans with chiken or meat is great. Great platan fried, good guacamole, good lobsters -ask for the weight and the price in advance-.

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 7 August 2013

The food was great and service was fine. The issue was when we came to pay... We were asked to go to the main reception where we paid by credit card. The machine was passed over. I had to use one hand to hold the...More

1  Thank rob776
Reviewed 30 July 2013

After trying Lidia's and a couple of other sodas, Tamara's food was by far the best we had! The portions are huge and absolutely delicious! It is right on the main road and fun at night to watch everyone walking by. If you are looking...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We got coffee, the cold milk chocolate (blended ice, chocolate, milk, sugar?), gallo pinto (rice and beans) with Tamara's special shrimp (coconut carrot tomato onion sauce with shrimp) and casado with fish. The plates were huge and came with a little bit of salad and...More

Thank Tamelise
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Great choice for lunch or dinner, the typical rice and beans from the area is one of their specialties. Food gets served fast and the taste of it is just great. You should try the patacones and the cheesecake. It's not that expensive and worth...More

Thank Valevillalobos
Reviewed 13 June 2013

If you're looking for a traditional Costa Rican cuisine, that's the place for you. Delicious local food, friendly staff, great value for money. Convenient location on the main street.

Thank nakemiiin
Reviewed 24 May 2013

This a great restaurant right on the main street, easy to find. We have been several times, and will go again. Good rice and beans and patacones. Typical food for the area and the prices are good.

Thank ThoRocco
Reviewed 18 March 2013

One of our three favorites while dining for 8 days in Puerto Viejo. Great local vibe. Good views of the street. Nice staff. Wonderful food!

Thank emiliewasmyeve
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 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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