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Pangas Beach Club

  • 500 m southwest of Automercado Map It
  • Tamarindo
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

You can’t get any closer to the water than at this outdoor beach garden, where rustic tables are shaded by enormous ficus trees draped with wicker lamps. Dig your toes into the raked sand or grab a table in the two-story restaurant where the chef blends classic French cuisine with Costa Rican flavors. The menu highlights fresh seafood with fruit reductions and organic meats seared on hot lava stones. It's one of the few places in Tamarindo serving lamb, and 100% of the ingredients are local. For something light, try the tropical goat cheese salad with mango chutney or the yellowfin tuna tower topped with mango and avocado. There’s a Sunday brunch from 9 to 3 and daily happy hour from 5 to 7. For a dash of entertainment with your meal, come on Wednesday night from 7 to 9 pm or Sunday afternoon from 11:30 to 1 pm when there's live music. Better yet, start early with the coconut French toast and stay all day nursing a tamarind margarita or star-fruit colada. Bring the kids—there's an on-site nanny hired to watch children free of charge.

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500 m southwest of Automercado, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Published 06/18/2015


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