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El Vaquero Beach Bar

££ - £££, ,
Enfrente de Economy Rental Car,Santa Cruz 152, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1238
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican, Brew Pub, Grill
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Enfrente de Economy Rental Car,Santa Cruz 152, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Staff was over the top nice, food was some of the best we had on the beach. Had a band called Big Brutus playing, you should go and check them out!

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We went to Vaquero because they had live music and we didn't expect much from the food. Well, we were happily wrong! We had a great pulled pork quesadilla and a delicious goat cheese salad---yum on both. Service was good & friendly. The music was...More

Thank Monreal
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

El vaquero is on the beach(literally), is one of the best spots to watch the sunset at Tamarindo beach, price is a little bit expensive, but is worth it for a couple of drinks.

Thank Marcio M
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The location is great though on the edge of town. Views of the beach, the estero and sunsets are terrific, and the frequent live music at sunset, along with the generally good food, make the place. Stick with the burgers and pulled pork. Staff is...More

Thank JimH1901
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I come here so often. Coming back It feels like coming home! Manrique (the bartender), Priscilla, Allison those are just a few who I can definitely call friends! They get to know you and make you feel like family! Definitely check this place out if...More

Thank bcapo20
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I have been here more times than I can count and its the perfect place to take in the sunset. I have ate here many times and find that the food is just OK. There is room for some improvements for sure food wise but...More

Thank Byron D
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This place has huge drinks for cheap during happy hour, live music from locals during the weekends, friendly staff, amazing beach view and a huge size serving of nachos. It’s a one stop shop. It’s owned by Witch’s Rock Surf camp. You can rent surf...More

Thank HustleNtravel
Witch's Rock S, General Manager at El Vaquero Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a good time during your visit. I will make sure Freedom sees this. He loves it when people he took care of leave happy! We are looking forward to your next visit. Pura Vida!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

whole red snapper, fish tacos, chicken quesadilla... and the worst pattacones I have ever tried to eat (they were so hard I could not bite them) solid food nicely presented. The band was spot on Monday night. The service was quite poor (no one really...More

Thank dr917
Witch's Rock S, General Manager at El Vaquero Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your experience wasn't 100%. We are always striving to get better and comments like this one will helps us do just that. I do hope you will give us another try so we can redeem...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We just stopped in for a drink. They had a great local band that was rocking it! We got there early and there was almost no one there and as the evening passed, more and more people arrived and the atmosphere just got super nice...More

Thank brendad288
Witch's Rock S, General Manager at El Vaquero Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hello Brenda, Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you had a good time during your visit. Definitely looking forward to your next visit. Pura Vida!

Reviewed 30 March 2018

My aunt, sister and I were trying out some of the drinks at some of the beach bars and this one was by far the best!! Diego was our bartender and made sure we always had what we needed and checked in to see how...More

Thank bellzuh
Witch's Rock S, General Manager at El Vaquero Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hello, I'm glad you had a good time during your visit. I will make sure Diego sees this. He loves it when people he took care of leave happy. I also appreciate the feedback. We always strive to make our business better, and will take...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Central American, Costa Rican, Brew Pub, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Enfrente de Economy Rental Car,Santa Cruz 152, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 1238
  • E-mail
Description
Located along the south side of our surf camp, our open-air beachfront bar has become a favorite hotspot for locals, musical guests, and visitors from around the town. With the little rustic rancho bar, shaded umbrella tables, and plenty of room to stretch out or let the kids run around, El Vaquero is another perfect place to watch surfers during the day and enjoy the sunset in the evening.
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