Serves meat, vegan options available. Tacos, burritos, quinoa bowls. Open Tue-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

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34 Reviews

First Review by epn305


Points +187

10 Nov 2023

So yummy!

On vacation and found thanks to Happy Cow.
I shared the Vegan Greek roll ups as an appetizer with my partner. They were extremely good!
As my meal I had the vegan veggie tacos. They were also very good but a bit messy to eat.



Points +175

28 Oct 2023

Great place to eat

Full vegan menu and plenty choice for non vegans. Was told gluten free was also available. Would deffo go back here.

Updated from previous review on 2023-10-28

Pros: Full vegan menu, Friendly staff

Cons: Cash only


Points +638

27 Sep 2023

A Tamarindo Favorite

Great local Cafe vibe with a seperate vegan menu. We've been a few times, ordering different things to try. We love the consistency in food quality. They know their stuff, and staff are friendly.

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-29


Points +180

08 Aug 2023

Separate Vegan Menu!

It's great when you visit a place that has a separate vegan menu. You know they're taking you seriously and not just providing a token gesture.

The menu is varied and mainly typically Costa Rican/tropical. We had a very good feed here and the food tasted fresh.

We would have come back for a second visit, but at the time they were not accepting cards - as UK residents, there's only so much US$ (or local currency) we carry on us when abroad


Points +139

28 Jun 2023

Vegan menu!

This was my favorite lunch place in tamarindo! Get the bootable! They also serve alcoholic drinks, and they serve dinner

Pros: Nice decor, Good service, Dedicated vegan menu!

Cons: Price is just like American


Points +73

30 Apr 2023

Decent vegan options

I had the Beet Carpaccio opting for a lighter dinner option. Friends had tacos. All were enjoyed! Separate vegan menu, although we had to request it. I’m not sure why the vegan menu isn’t the default?! Choose vegan 🌱 is the most impactful thing individuals can do for the animals and the planet.

Pros: They have a vegan menu

Cons: The vegan menu had to be requested


Points +254

18 Mar 2023

Great food and chill atmosphere

Loved this place - tucked away off the main street. Swings at the outdoor bar seating are fun. Food was very flavorful and good sized portions. We had the homemade chips and vegan ceviche, vegan quesadilla, and hippie bowl. Unique ingredients and combos you don't find at a typical taco place. Highly recommend.

Pros: Delicious food, Great service , Fantastic value


Points +40

12 Jan 2023

Awesome Vegan Tacos!

Green Papaya is a must. The Beet Carpaccio was delicious and the house hot sauce unique and tasty! The vegan tacos were packed with delicious veggies and the quesadilla too. Great drinks and friendly service. 5 stars! #Veganuary


Points +162

17 Nov 2022

Incredible delicious and fresh vegan food

Incredibly delicious and fresh food! They even have a separate menu just with their vegan options! The kindness, attentiveness and professional service of the waiters Maria & Ignacio was out of this world! Can't wait to be back😄

Pros: Plenty of delicious vegan options


Points +36

08 Nov 2022

Leckeres Essen

Es war echt ein super essen!
Die Vegane Karte ist groß.
Ich hatte einen Taco


Points +16

06 Oct 2022

Super good service

A whole vegan menu. Where greeted at the door by happy staff. Felt very taken care of.

I had the tacos, very good size. You also get extra homemade hot sauce/paste.

Our server Juan were great and also told us about things to do around Tamarindo.

Would very much recommend!

Pros: A whole vegan menu, Very attentive staff, good service, Good prices

Cons: Cat on counter (supercute though)


Points +34

30 Sep 2022

Dedicated vegan menu

The chips are phenomenal! Quesadilla options are yummy. Great non-alcoholic drink options too.

Pros: Great vegan options, Cute atmosphere


Points +768

13 Jul 2022


Delicious food and super friendly staff. They have a full vegan menu. I was too hungry and devoured my meal before I could take a picture but had the black bean burger and it was yumm


Points +42

24 Jun 2022

Best meal I’ve had in a while

Absolutely loved my meal at Green Papaya - wish I could give 5 stars. I got the vegan ceviche and the Monte Verde quesadilla with jalapeño. So so flavourful and I wish we could’ve had the chance to go back.


Points +44

03 Feb 2022

Great Vegan Options

Hard to choose. Was tempted by the bowl but went for the black bean burger and it was delicious. Lots of healthy toppings and thin whole wheat bun. Will return.


Points +64

06 Jan 2022


has a full vegan menu upon request. vegan quesadillas were the best quesadillas i’ve ever had. unfortunately while they have a vegan dessert it wasn’t available


Points +591

04 Dec 2021


The quesadillas were delicious.
The side potatoes were also really good

Pros: Vegan mozzarella , Good portions , Vegan sauce for the potatoes


Points +108

30 Nov 2021

Vegan quesadillas and swing chairs

Very good service, the food was fresh, we sat on swings while eating dinner.

Pros: Centrally located


Points +564

30 Jul 2021

Good bang for your buck

This place has an extra vegan menu. The place has a cafe like atmosphere. I enjoyed the food -


Points +1805

17 Jul 2021

Very good food, separated vegan menu

Had the hippie bowl and quesadillas, both were really good. There’s an entire vegan menu with many options to choose from

Pros: Separated vegan menu

Cons: Only cash


Points +115

28 Feb 2021

Delicious but pricey!

Had the hippie bowl & ginger limeade, both were amazing. Inside the cafe is a really cute space with a good vibe. Nice workers too :)

Pros: A decent vegan menu, Cute space, Good food

Cons: Pricey, even for tamarindo


Points +632

25 Feb 2021


They have a separate vegan menu upon request, which was great! Homemade flour tortillas, corn upon request if you’re gluten free. But I will say the tacos I ordered were a tiny bit weird. Mashed potatoes are entirely unnecessary in a taco. Super filling, but odd. Not complaining though. Seats are swings, which is a super cute idea, but also super uncomfortable

Pros: Vegan menu, Great hot sauce

Cons: Uncomfortable seats


Points +2089

21 Feb 2021

Ok option

As stated, it has a vegan/veggie menu. The food is ok.
It’s a decent option considering healthy vegan places are not plentiful here.


Points +311

11 Jan 2021

Ni frio ni calor

La comida tiene buena pinta pero no es nada especial. El té de Jamaica está bueno.

Ojo que los precios además del 10% de propina como en toda CR no incluyen IVA 13% así que prepárate para aumentar un 23% a la cuenta 🤬

Solo se puede pagar con efectivo

Pros: Carta vegana (hay que pedirla), Limpio

Cons: Mucha lechuga..., Caro, sin IVA ni servicio incluido


Points +330

07 Jan 2021

Comida vegana pobre

Sin sabor!!! Da igual lo que pidas, burrito, quesadillas o tacos todo viene con las mismas verduras base.
No hay aguacate fresco o guacamole en ellos.
No weey!!!

- verduras y aguacate que se supone que es un mexicano.

Pros: El servicio atento y amable

Cons: Sin sabor , Muy caro


Points +30

21 Oct 2020

Excellent Food & Service

Many vegan options available...I didnt know there was a veganized menu after I ordered the ceggie burger hold the fresh veggie burger I have had in Costa Rica. Fresh warm chips, guacamole, beans and pico de gallo were a wonderful start to a very enjoyable meal. The prices were reasonable for the quality of food in a tourist area; affordable if you stick to food; we indulged in a few margaritas😄


Points +54

25 Feb 2020

Delicious vegan options

I had a vegan quesadilla and my husband had vegan tacos. They were both super delicious with lots of flavorful veggies and huge portions. They make tortillas and chips homemade. So Good!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Flavorful , Large portions

Cons: Expensive

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