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La Esquina Restaurant & Pizzeria

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| 40 Metros Sur Del Banco Nacional, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2249 5565
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With apologies to Elton. Mm .... We had a special Daniel pizza. Great thin crust pizza. All fresh ingredients. Every pizza looks very healthy. I'm in love. One Pizza order big enough for two people. Look out if you're planning some loving after. Pizza comes with a healthy dose of garlic.

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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Located 800 meters from the hotel Esplendor at Central Av. They serve the best pizzas we've got for a long time. We ate there three nights in a row. One evening the restaurant had sold out of our favorite wine. No problem! 10 minutes later the proprietor pick up a bottle down town. Great service.

Thank Jørn Bilde L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a lot of good pizza in Tamarindo (or maybe not enough where I live!), but this was the best we experienced in our 10 day visit to the area. We were turned onto the place one of our surf instructors (Tito from Surf Culture) who said its slightly off the beaten path, great for kids, and a great value.... More 

Thank dzzzz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

wow, great service and delish food. The seafood pasta was excellent. Also ordered pizza which was great, thin crust and flavorful!! Will return!!!!

Thank brian l
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a quaint adorable little restaurant. The brick oven taste can't be beat! Affordable and tastiest pizza. Crust was so crunchy and perfect. I can't say enough great things about this little piece of heaven. We met some people who highly recommended and I'm glad they did! Hidden little gem right up from the main drag. Must try it!!

Thank jess116000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious fresh pizza and a couple of margaritas at La Esquina and enjoyed every mouthful. Service was speedy and friendly. Three days later Daniel, the charming Argentine owner, recognized us in town and gave us a lift in his Jeep up to our hotel on the hill. A true gentleman. Thank you.

Thank RoryLLondon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the fettuccine and it was excellent! My sister had the chorizo pizza and it was to die for! Great service and great atmosphere!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent pizza, great atmosphere, and great prices - a great change of pace compared to some of the pricier places in Tamarindo.

Thank jmeinhardt99
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a great meal here, the pizza was very tasty as was the calzone which was also huge! The staff were very friendly, we would happily of re visited if time had permitted.

Thank paulkey
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I've eaten all over Tamarindo, but this was my first time to La Esquina. My only complaint is that I didn't know about it sooner! Our table had salads, pizza and an calzone. The menu offers a vast array of Italian food (some with a Latin twist), large salads, and scrumptious desserts. I can honestly say that my calzone might... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 40 Metros Sur Del Banco Nacional, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2249 5565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?