While relaxing beneath the summer sun in one of the beautiful Tamarindo condo rentals, make sure that you try the South American cuisine this region has in store. There is no dearth of food options in this region; you can find everything from Mediterranean to Italian, American and also mouthwatering local food. Here is a look at a few of the restaurants you can try in Tamarindo.
El Pescador is a small restaurant located on the Tamarindo beach. If you enjoy fishing, get to this beach early and try your luck before a meal. The best thing about this restaurant is they will even cook the fish that you catch. The setting of this restaurant is rather nondescript; plastic chairs and tables are laid facing the beach and you can enjoy a meal to the music of the waves. The food is excellent and complemented by chilled beer. The shrimp pasta, the Arroz Con Pollo, a chicken and rice dish, and Ceviche are absolute must-haves. The breakfast menu is also good. The portions are large and the price does not hurt the wallet. The service is exceptional.
Eat @ Joes
Eat @ Joes is located at Witch's Rock Surf Camp. This is the ideal place to hang out while enjoying a late breakfast or lunch. The setting is laid back; it is an open air cafe with Foosball machines and hammocks. The cuisine is predominantly Costa Rican. The food is fresh and all the ingredients used are organic. Enjoy your meal on the deck overlooking the beach. The breakfast menu is vast, and the burritos and nachos are excellent. A few other must-haves include the fried tortillas and the fresh guacamole. They have Happy Hours every day between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Four nights of the week, they have live music playing. Their liquor shelf is stocked with a variety of alcoholic beverages and they also make a delightful variety of cocktails. It's an ideal place to enjoy meals with your entire family.
Fiesta Del Mar
Fiesta Del Mar is located on the traffic circle at the main road across the beach. It is an open-air restaurant with a thatch roof. This restaurant is a popular haunt among locals and tourists alike. The cuisine is primarily seafood and steaks. The grilled steak with garlic sauce is a must try, along with the Costa Rican-style roast chicken, which is absolutely fantastic. Most nights, you can enjoy a meal to the sound of live music by a local marimba group. This restaurant is open from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
An enjoyable meal gets etched in the memory and makes a vacation even more special. Once you start planning a vacation to Tamarindo, book a Playa Del Coco vacation home closest to your favorite food joint and embark on a gastronomic cruise. Get a detailed catalog of all the rentals in Tamarindo at VacationHomes.com, where they are sorted by price, amenities and location to match your needs.