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Green Papaya Taco Bar

Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 0863
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (402 reviews)
“chips and dip” (47 reviews)
“beef burrito” (30 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Fusion, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place. I even oredered it into the room one night it was pouring rain. Not too far to walk at all and I am on a cane. Plus up by it is a great grocery store...! Try the fish tacos.. OMG

Thank Shadylady88
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We ate here the week of August 8/18/18 - 8/21/18. I say the week because we ate here 3 times! The food was amazing, the ambience fun and the local vibe was so great. My family had the beef enchilada 3 times. We also shared...More

Thank nolafreak
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed right up the street at the hotel in the shade (literally a minute walk) and decided to eat here our first night in Tamarindo, it’s the best meal we had by far! Staff was lovely, food was out of control (we got the...More

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Green Papaya is one of my favorite restaurants to dine when I visit Tamarindo.Great atmosphere, very unique heathy and tasteful menu. Great staff, never had a bad experience and I have visited over 12 times.

Thank mototrapp222
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Delicious and varied menu, great service and very tasty food. Loved ginger lemonade. Superb swinging seats outside

Thank David S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Cute atmosphere with swings as seats and great entertainment with a live fire show. We had a shrimp appetizer and ceviche which were both great. Our main meals, burritos & chicken quesadilla were less than average and dry. Our daughter ordered Mac N Cheese and...More

Thank Mimivyas
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Our family ate dinner here on our vacation and loved it. Our server Cynthia was funny and helpful. She recommended starting with the chips/dips plate which we quickly devoured. Great tacos and burritos in a really pretty setting.

Thank evicka
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We have been enjoying great food in Costa Rica and the local food is great. I didn't really like this place because it was more expensive than local restaurants and only caters to US visitors. The waitress speaks english (from California) and I think people...More

Thank Nina961
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Loved the outside seating. The food was tasty as well. What a nice way to end our last night in Costa Rica.

Thank bgordon722
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved the mahi mahi taco at Green Papaya. It was a well composed meal, full of flavours. My sister had the chicken quesadilla, and it was also very good. We ended our meal with an affegato which is one of my favorite desserts...More

Thank Marte K
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13 September 2018|
Response from Mvocke | Reviewed this property |
We ate outside but I think the inside was air conditioned. Sorry not completely sure.
Jerilyn T
27 May 2018|
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Response from mrmark | Reviewed this property |
Both USD and Colones. That goes for just about everywhere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Tamarindo | Behind the Ovega negra hostel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 0863
  • E-mail
Green Papaya Taco Bar & More We bring our uniqe style to Tamarindo with Good food & Great Music to create the perfect atmosphere for a good dinning experience.Our goal stands on low budget , clean , fresh healthy and tasty food with casual comfortable vibe You can eat inside with AC relief or outside with our Costa Rican nature. We open LUNCH & DINNER , or you can visit us Just for a great fresh COFFEE break.OPEN Tuesday - Sunday 11am -10pm See you soon :)
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