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Buon Apetito

Certificate of Excellence
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Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0598
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Thu 23:30 - 15:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The breakfast was really good. Alot of choices, the smoothie was really good too! The service is just excellent! The owner was so nice and attentive. We will definitely go back! Reasonally priced and good portion :)

Thank christelle D
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Had a mediocre sandwich, good coffee, but the owner seems to be a horrible person who gossips about her customers in Italian.

Thank LocaSola
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat while in Tamarindo. The pizza is fresh and tasty. The owners are very hospitable and friendly. The gelato is to die for!!

Thank Oni M
Saint John, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Best coffee I've had in 20 days here in Costa Rica! Friendly chill atmosphere for our early morning coffee. PS: They have AC so it's also a nice place to cool off.

Thank Stephen N
Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Gea is an absolute gem. She has owned this place for ten years, and you can tell she puts her love of food into each and every visitor. I would highly suggest you drop by for any of her delicious meals. Lovely, so glad we found you!

Thank Natyjo3
Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Straight from Sicily comes the best coffee and Gelato bar none. Husband and wife team run the place. She is awesome he can be grumpy but food and drink is well worth it.

Thank General M
New York City, New York
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Couldn't resist having a mid-morning snack and this is THE place!! Outdoor seating and great AC inside for the hot days! Their many choices of smoothies are delicious, but their banana cake is to die for!! We sat outdoors and inside, and were served promptly and with the friendliest service! We made this stop part of our morning routine! Definitely... More 

Thank Y1858EHlindar
Rome, Italy
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast at this place and we have to say that breakfast was good,but our bad rating is more related to the italian woman running the place,the previuos day we saw an italian man waiter/owner seating outside smoking in several ocassions so when we came for breakfast we sat in the same table assuming we could smoke there,then the... More 

Thank Tico506
Tres Rios, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Second time here. Great pomodoro and pesto pasta, very large portions. The only inconvenient was they didn't take credit or debit cards. Great price for the quality.

Thank Mamerkaba
Newberg, Oregon
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Great place for a fast pizza or some gelato. Service was very prompt and friendly. The pizza was tasty. Finishing off with gelato was the perfect touch.

Thank NHPJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road 155, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0598

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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?