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Tom's Pan German Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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Road 142 | 400 m South of the Gasstation, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
08:00 - 16:30
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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a visit on our way from La Fortuna to Tilaran. Ordered two lattes and two deserts. I had the blueberry cheesecake which was amazing (probably the best I've ever had) and my wife had the apple strudel. Service was great and staff were very polite and helpful. A bit on the expensive side but it seems everything... More 

Thank Roman S
Penonome, Panama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Caveat emptor when you see so many signs for so many klicks. Double caveat emptor when the menu has no prices. And shame on me for not asking the price of the domestic Pilsen I ordered - Ć3000. This place is a rip.

Thank Whither-Fate-Leads
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We met Thomas and had the opportunity to taste his delicious treats. We had 2 fantastic chocolate croissants and cappucino y espresso (como en italia) and had an avellana tart and some bread. Fresh everyday it's always a pleasure to find some place where you eat very well. Danke!!!

Thank Sophie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best bakary in Costa Rica. The pastries are fresh and too delishis to think about your waistline. Breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on your time is hands down one of the best in this country. It is the must if you travel that way.

Thank Jack P
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meals in Costa Rica are surprisingly expensive. This restaurant was no exception. We stopped by on our way to Arenal for a quick bite and coffee. The latte was incredible, but the baked goods were average. Friendly service.

Thank Skaerje
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for pastries prior to our hike, and well worth it! We each tried something different, and each and everything was fantastic. The staff was very nice, and we even stopped on our way back in the afternoon for a couple of beers. Highly recommend!

Thank bmg617
Santa Rosa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After eating tradition Costa Rican food for several days, we wanted something different on our way back to Liberia. The bakery portion of the restaurant is amazing. The selection from breads to pastries was fantastic and yummy. Lunch was just okay. We ordered the sauerbraten which they were out of and settled on the schnitzel which was just okay. The... More 

Thank huey21
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband ordered a German wurst meal with sausage and cold cuts. The entire plate included cold cuts and bread with a very small cup of potato salad. Cold cuts were not even deli quality. I had a salad that was good, not great. The bread was fresh and very good.

Thank Steven B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty home made Brezel and buns, and good strong coffee! Lots of other good stuff to eat... highly recommended!!

Thank Daniel E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch. They serve very good German food and the beer is cold. It isn't a great value, though.

Thank bwell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 18
German, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road 142 | 400 m South of the Gasstation, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nuevo Arenal
  • Phone Number: 26944547

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?