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“Welcoming to all, friendly staff, and good eats”
Review of Eat at Joe’s

Eat at Joe’s
Ranked #58 of 228 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Price range: USD 5 - USD 25
Cuisines: Costa Rican
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Having been a guest of Witch's Rock Surf Camp on multiple occasions, I've eaten lots of meals here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Most of their tables overlook the beach, have a view of the main surf break on Playa Tamarindo, and you can come as your are. With most of my dining here I come in from a surf session, dripping wet, wearing nothing but board shorts and do not feel out of place at all!

The staff is friendly and attentive but not pushy. Don't mistake not being presented with your check at the end of your meal as bad service. They only give you the bill when you ask for it. Again having been a guest of the surf camp, I've sat at a table talking with friends for hours after the meal was done and never told I needed to vacate the table for other guests.

Good 2 for 1 or 1/2 price deals on drinks and beer during happy hour 4-7 every day. Food that I have ordered and enjoyed include: nachos(which is big!), fish tacos, huevos rancheros, seafood stew, the local casado (with chicken or fish), and their sushi is is pretty good as well! Most entrees are around US$8-12 and have a large enough portion size to fill a hungry guy

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Tamarindo. We didn't have a clue where to go, so we randomly picked this place as we were walking down the street. The happy hour drinks were huge - 2/1, but the cups seemed larger than that. As for the food, we had a burger, a half order of ribs, and pork quesadillas. All were very good and we had leftovers. Probably could have shared two entrees between the three of us and been good. Spent approximately $70 for three drinks and three entrees.

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on our way into Tamarindo town center and it was beyond expectations. Amazing banana pancakes and baconator sandwich. Such good food, happy service and the beach view is incredible.

Come eat here you wont be disappointed.

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Good frozen margueritas. Great location. Good service. We were there a couple of times in our 2 weeks in Tamarindo.

Thank Rhonda G
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I’ll make it simple...this place is no bueno. They are known for their big-azz nachos, but ours came out cold, soggy and tasteless.
The service was abysmal. It was an hour and fifteen minutes after the waiter took our order and food was still not delivered. We canceled and walked out.

They need to rename this place “Do Not Eat at Joe’s”

Thank Matthew B
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Witch's Rock S, Manager at Eat at Joe’s, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hola Matthew

We are extremely sorry for your dissatisfaction with our service and food presentation. Your criticism is a helpful tool for us to get it right. If you are ever in the area again, please stop in and give us another chance to make things right, and to show you the excellent service and hospitality we are famous for. Again we are sorry that you had this experience.

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