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US$4 - US$15
Bar, Costa Rican
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Reviewed 26 January 2021 via mobile

We ordered 5 items, very simple. One arrived quickly. Other four didn't. 40 minutes later we asked where our food was. The kitchen never made them and the server never checked. Then, she pressed the kitchen to make the items and they came out terrible....I complained to the manager who just shrugged and didn't care. Never coming back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Not sure what happened here but the 1st time we went to Bambu Beach Bar we had an amazing time. Great service, great food, the head chef came over to talk about the food with us, overall outstanding experience. We were so excited that we...went back 3 days later on a Saturday night and it was awful. Service was terrible with our food taking 90min to come to our table after ordering! We ordered Nachos, Burgers and a Greek Salad. We asked to speak to the manager or receive some kind of discount for the lack of hospitality but received neither. Did the score at 3/5 to give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt but the 1st time we went we enjoyed.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 10 January 2021

We went here on a recommendation from a local. The atmosphere and beach view is great. That’s where it ends. The waiter took over 20 min to get to our table, and took even longer to bring water. He seemed in a bad mood. I...ordered a margarita and it was not good. Very weak and didn’t taste fresh at all. Waste of money. Our food was mediocre. The adults food came first and the poor kids had to wait an additional 15 minutes for their pizza. I won’t be back. Do yourself a favor and visit one of the local sodas instead. Theyre friendlier and the food is unmatched.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2020 via mobile

Nice beach bar on playa del coco beach.We just had a few drinks and their pizza and were happy with everything. It is a nice place to bring the kids as well because there is lots of space for them to run around.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

We only stopped in for beer, but it looked like others visiting were eating well. This place is a perfect location for a snack or a beer right on the beach at the end of the main street. (We had a grumpy waitress, but hey......not everyone has all days perfect!)More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020

We went to Coco looking for an eating establishment along the water. Bambu menu looked okay so we we tried it. After ordering margarita's we would hardly drink (very bitter) we tried some food and it was not good. Tried a different drink and it...was poor too - so we went somewhere else. Not terrible but certainly will not return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

Great little place near the beach. Watced local beach volleyball. Drinks were very reasonable, had an enormous pina colada! Very tasty. Lovely staff. Would recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Ocean side restaurant. Decent food and service. A lot of tourist action at this establishment, especially during the evening.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Slow service, and the food wasn’t anything special. Great location for sure. There were only a few folks there, and I still had to go to the bar for refills after getting tired of waiting for the server.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 8 February 2020

A fairly big group of us have been going to Karaoke there for quite a few years now The service was terrible last night and also the food wasn’t the best. Our server looked like she didn’t want to be there. Sat right by the...bar but most of the time and we were ignored. One of the best singers in Coco is in our group and we bring a lot of business of the years. To bad as this place used to be so much fun. Also cut back the happy hour hours.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from JDLS2 | Reviewed this property |
All restaurants add 13% tax and 10% tip. That is Costa Rica law. The menu is large but I have not seen it posted.
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  • Bambu Beach Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4