Pura Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
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El Mercadito de Tamarindo, Calle del Parque, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

An all-vegan restaurant opened December 2016. It was started by the same people behind the all-vegan Hearts Choices restaurant in Calgary. Serves Thai dishes like red, yellow and green curries, as well as pad Thai, and other stir frys. Also offers lentil tacos, made-in-house burgers and more. Located across from Pacific Park Condos and next to Nordico Coffee House. Previously at Plaza Tamarindo, change of address reported Feb 2018. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Thai, Western, Take-out, Catering

11 Reviews

First Review by EdithRoss

Fully vegan restaurant - Edit

This place was awesome. The first full vegan restaurant I’ve found in Costa Rica and quite possibly the last

I had the arepas and my partner had the tu’not sandwich with some cheeZy fries to share. All of it was so good and really big portions too! We ordered so much food as we’ve found in Costa Rica that some of the portions (apart from casados) have been small but not here, I was so full after eating.

Smoothies are also excellent and there’s loads of great choices for vegans. A must if you’re in Tamarindo!

Also of note; they are moving to a food hall closer to the beach and are reopening on Wednesday I think!

Pros: great selection , delicious food , fair pricing!

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Only vegan place in Tamarindo! - Edit

I'm glad there was a fully vegan place in Tamarindo, as those have been rare in Costa Rica. I went twice, had the tu'not sandwich and arepas the second time. Both were delicious. I love their salad dressing! Finally something that makes rabbit food tasty for me lol. I did have to ask for extra dressing as there wasn't enough at first. Only thing I didn't like is the ice cream cake was too hard to cut.

Note that they are moving away from the Plaza tomorrow so if you don't find them, they probably haven't updated location yet!

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Not that good - Edit

As we are new vegans, we were really excited to try this place. It was very underwhelming though. We had the red curry and sweet and sour stir fry and both were unseasoned and pretty much flavorless. The rice was particularly bad, like it was cooked the day before. The only positive was the salad, which was decent.

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Eatmoarplants 10 Feb 2018 - Hi.

This is Eahly, one of the owners of Pura vegan. Were sorry to hear the food wasn't up to standard on your last visit, and it does upset us when customers have a bad experience with us.

As of now we've removed sweet and sour stir fry from the menu, and the staff have been trained again in the cooking of the curry and rice. Hopefully if you ever return to tamarindo you'll give us another chance, and we can provide some delicious food.

Thanks again for the feedback. It's the best way for us to improve.

Regards.

Pura Vegan.  


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Very good vegetarian food. - Edit

Had a «Pure Vegan Bowl» Excellent!

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Great food - Edit

The cheese fries were delicious. Definitely recommend them

Pros: Delicious food, Nice environment

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great gluten free vegan food - Edit

Had red Thai curry, and tacos, amazing flavours, curry was flavoured with kafir lime, and was super tasty,
Tacos were fresh with a great chilli sauce, zingy flavour with lime and chilli,
Both dishes were good portions, filling, and good value.

Highly rate this place!

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very good food - Edit

It was hard to understand their english and to make understood mine ... but the dishs was very good. I wouldn't say the same about the dessert ... the ice-cake is hard too to cut and hurts because it's too cold ...

Pros: good noodles

Cons: bad desserts

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Delicious - Edit

We've tried all the dishes in the menu and each and every one of them is delicious. We are a family of 5 with toddlers and pre-teens, we all have had nothing but enjoyable experiences here. Friendly place and I wish them all the best in their endeavors!

Pros: Delicious , Variety, Friendly

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Pure Happiness! - Edit

We are a vegan family of four and are so happy this place opened up. Tamarindo needed a place with a big selection of GF and vegan options.
We have been here twice and this is our new "go to" restaurant.
Everything on the menu is fantastic.

Pros: All Healthy Options, Reasonable price

Cons: More drink options.

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Excellent food - Edit

Very nice food, serves a selection of salads/bowls and Thai dishes

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Amazing vegan food in Tamarindo - Edit

We were a group of 8 of which two were not vegan. All plates were eaten clean. The service was really good the food was amazing. You have to try their tacos. Others had the pad Thai and raved about it as well. A must go to place if you're in Playa Tamarindo. Wish more of these places existed.

As well, it would be awesome if they added some vegan desserts to their menu. But this place is really new so I'm sure they'll expand their menu.

Pros: The food, The service

Cons: No dessert

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