These are the places we recommend in this beach town. All of these are budget friendly options. There are also people all around the beach that grill food including kabobs. Consider sharing meals, eating from the local grill masters and cooking your own food to save money.
Tamarindo night market- Open on Thursday nights 6pm-9pm. Many local vendors and a few food trucks to choose from.
Little Lucha- Quick taco joint
La Bodega- Our favorite locally sourced breakfast and lunch place
Volcano Brewing- Beach patio to watch sunset and drink craft beer
Vida Bowls- Food truck for acai bowls and smoothies at the Saturday Farmers Market.
Venezia Gelati and Caffe- Creamy gelato place right off the beach
Pico Bistro- Coffee and a view
Nogui’s- Beach restaurant to grab an inexpensive (local) Imperial beer