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“Excellent food and atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gallo Fino

Gallo Fino
Ranked #51 of 182 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Typical costa rican cuisine. A true dining experience. Gallo Fino also offers the best roasted chicken with three different BBQ flavors, herbs and spices. All ingredients used for breakfast, lunch and dinner are grown in our organic garden.
El Cajon, California
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11 reviews
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“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

This place was amazing, the food was out of this world and we will go back again. I had a chicken breast that was so tasty and the sides were great, the wife had a great fish dinner and she couldn't stop raving about the flavor.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Randy D
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MariaTDBR, Guest Relations Manager at Gallo Fino, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Dear Randy,

On behalf of all our staff, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review of Gallo Fino Restaurant. It is much appreciated.

We are very happy to know that your food was in your own words "out of this world".

We really hope that you can visit us again in the near future.
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Arvada, Colorado
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“Santos is a Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Had a lovely night out in Tamarindo. We were drawn to Gallo Fino, not just because of the food, but because of Santos the greeter! During evening walks we observed Santos welcoming and greeting guests to Gallo Fino. Because of Santos, we walked in the restaurant. The food was authentic Costa Rican.My little girl devoured 1/4 of a chicken which is very unlike her but a testimony of how delicious the roasted chicken was. The pantacones were my favorite side dish. We'll return again and again to eat and of course say hola to Santos. Thank you for a perfect evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank katbonfiglio
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MariaTDBR, Guest Relations Manager at Gallo Fino, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Glad to read your review katbonfiglio!

We are delighted to hear you had a perfect evening at Gallo Fino Local Cuisine Restaurant. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the Trip Advisor community.

Most of our ingredients come from local neighbors for fresh, flavorful foods, ensuring an authentic Costa Rican experience. We are thrilled that you and your little girl loved the roasted chicken.

We will also give recognition to Santos for his excellent hospitality. Thanks for taking the time to mention him, as we are very happy to have him in our team. Your comments will definitely give him satisfaction and motivation.

Again, Thank you for your visit! We look forward to your return.
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“Not bad, but not particularly great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

The menu is rather limited. It's very much a case of chicken and not a great deal else. That said, the Caribbean chicken was cooked perfectly, but the rice and beans that was served with it was a bit plain and the fried plantain was dry as a bone.

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Aurora, Colorado
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23 reviews
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“Get the Cassado”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

On a five night trip to Tamarindo, we ate at Gallo Fino two nights. Both nights we had the Cassado. My wife had the fish and I had the chicken one night and steak the other. I tasted the fish and it was excellent, so was the Chicken. The steak was good, but not as good. Service was good and the price was great, around $25 for two people with drinks.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Bryan C
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MariaTDBR, Guest Relations Manager at Gallo Fino, responded to this review, 24 August 2014
Glad to read your review Bryan!

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your positive experience at Gallo Fino local cuisine Restaurant. In fact, the "Casado", or Comida Tipica, is the most popular dish in Costa Rica and, we prepare it with genuine local ingredients to ensure the best quality of our dishes .

We look forward to your return in the near future!
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great chicken”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We ate here a couple times. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. The rotisserie chicken is very good. Loved the sauces that came with it. Not super cheap, but on par with everywhere else in the area. We enjoyed it enough to go back! The chicken is also great if you gave kids who prefer a more simple meal.

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Thank Disneygroupie
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MariaTDBR, Guest Relations Manager at Gallo Fino, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Disneygroupie,

We are glad to read your positive review. A nice, friendly place with a genuine Costa Rican feel, is exactly the atmosphere we want our clients to experience at Gallo Fino.

We are thrilled that you loved the sauces that came with your chicken; here in Gallo Fino, we offer the best roasted chicken with three different BBQ flavors, herbs and spices. You definitely cannot leave Tamarindo, without having tried our famous chicken!

We really hope you can visit us again in the not too distant future.
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