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Pizzeria La Baula

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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| 100m North from Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 2653 1450
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Newberg, Oregon
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pizza here is wonderful. The thin crust coupled with various toppings and cheeses make for a tasty dinner. They also have a surprising selection of wines which go well with the pizza.

Thank NHPJ
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the vibe here. Great pizza, nice salads, awesome staff. Loved it and ate here twice on my trip to Tamarindo.

Thank Ed G
richmond, va
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107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pizza delicious. Service and staff were fabulous. Came in late and got a jalapeño pizza. Followed up with gelati. Both delicious.

Thank emf18
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a number of places for pizza, this one is by far and away the best! Great food and better than normal CR service.

Thank Michael H
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've read some Amazing reviews for this place, but it's not the best pizza in Tamarindo, at all, and one of the most average pizzas I've ever had. We love pizza, but is really doesn't live up to the hype. Go for the atmosphere, and but don't go to this restaurant for the cracker-like crust, bland sauce, and tasteless cheese.

Thank Karen G
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always make at least one trip to La Baula when we visit Tamarindo. The ornate woodwork and white tablecloths would make for a great romantic dinner, and the thin crust woodfired pizza won't disappoint cleaned-up surfers with some extra cash in their wallets. IG: @adamholtwrites

Thank Adam H
San Diego, California
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195 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a fun evening with friends at Pizzeria Baula. Although there were 12 of us, they quickly put tables together and we were set for an evening under the stars. I like thin crust pizza and the one I shared with my husband was perfect, not too much sauce and not too much cheese. Service was prompt and cheerful.... More 

Thank Barbara O
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at La Baula in 2012 and it was fantastic. We returned in 2017 pleased to see that the restaurant was still there and the food was still great. We loved it so much we ate there twice. The employees we pleasant and cheerful. Great service and good food. We hope to go back on our next trip to... More 

Thank Jon P
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not so interesting as all the reviews suggest. Had meat lovers pizza and salad. The pizza was not like usual pizza - I love a thin crust - but as another review said, it was like crackers not crust. The meat wanted to slide off. The ingredients were all fresh and the service was friendly and efficient. Just didn't taste... More 

Thank Patricia D
Providence, RI
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place serves only pizza, so it best be good. Unfortunately, the crust and anything on top don't know each other. All toppings, the little bit of sauce and lots of bland cheese, are more than willing to slide off the crust with the slightest urge. It's really quite poor pizza. The staff are nice and the beer foamy, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 100m North from Hotel Pasatiempo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
  • Phone Number: +506 2653 1450
Una pizzeria con una atmosfera unica, un ambiente acogedor,casual y de entorno agradable... el mejor lugar para cenar en Tamarindo!Nuestro menu es especializado en pizzas a la carta, ensaladas, variedad de vinos, postres y nuestros famosos gelatos.Ademas contamos con mesas al aire libre, columpios y tobogan para ninos.

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