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“Great place!”

The Great Waltini’s
Ranked #8 of 21 Restaurants in Playa Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
vestal, ny
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stopped by for a quick, early breakfast before an estuary boat tour, and found the restaurant to be full of character and good, fresh, homemade food, such as the delicious french toast. We liked it so much we came back for dinner and had a lot of fun joking around with our waiter Ernesto and the other staff. Great homemade tortilla chips and pina coladas!

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Great Spot, Not To Be Missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

I was in Playa Grande at the beginning of April and was really happy to have enjoyed a number of meals at "The Great Waltini's". We stopped by on our first day and made sure we came back. Being vegetarian, it's not always easy to have yummy and exciting meals when travelling, but the food was full of flavour and the serving size was great. I can't go on without praising the staff, they are so warm and friendly (we had the same lady serving us both times and she was incredible, not to mention she makes a mean Mango Margarita). The welcoming atmosphere really lets you relax after hitting the beach. I'd definitely recommend stopping by at Walt's for at least one meal when you are in town, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2014
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Tiverton, Canada
2 reviews
“Great Food, Staff, and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Took a break from the beach to enjoy a few meals at The Great Waltini's. In my travels throughout central america, I have not eaten at a restaurant with a more welcoming staff. From the minute you walk in and are greeted, the pleasant and eager staff work to ensure that you are well taken care of for your whole experience. The food was both delicious and plentiful, which is what made us come back again and also share our dining experience with friends we met along the way. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Tamarindo and is a must for someone staying in Playa Grande. I plan on returning to Playa Grande and will be visiting The Great Waltini's for food and drink again.

  • Visited April 2014
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denver, co
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18 reviews
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“Delish!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Everything was delicious, and the ambiance at night is very romantic. Going at night, you will need to go through a gate guard - not a biggie. The hotel/restaurant is hidden within a private development. The mussels were amazing; the filet perfect; the specialty drinks are nice and big and cold, and we didn't feel taken by the prices.

  • Visited March 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
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“Great food and service, Playa Grande Estates”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

If you are staying in Playa Grande Estates, this place is just a short walk away. We ate here most evenings, as it was close, but also because we felt welcome. The atmosphere is exactly what we want on vacation: open dining, fun tropical bar, a beautiful pool in the background, and most of all, a fun, friendly staff. The food is delicious. The portions are huge, so don't let your eyes get bigger than your stomach after playing in the ocean all day. They have a wide variety, so it's good for groups and kids.

Visited March 2014
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