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Taco Tuesday at FT’S — Tamarindo, Costa Rica



Another economical noteworthy establishment to share.  FTS Restaurant, Sleep and Surf is right across the street from our hotel, we have actually eaten here three times now as the food is very well prepared, fresh and reasonably priced.  We have come to the conclusion that dining out is either inexpensive and value oriented or overpriced and a bit disappointing.

FT’S gets two thumbs up for us though!  Taco Tuesday’s you can choose from Steak, Chicken or Fish tacos, we had 5 tacos total, guess who had 3!  The steak was really yummy and tender. The beef we have experienced so far is lean and tasty, no doubt local and grass fed.  The fish was my favorite, Sea Bass — I actually had Sea Bass filets for dinner here the other night in a garlic sauce that was cooked perfectly and the portion was very generous.  The tacos were generous in size too with fresh slaw and guacamole, the tortillas were certainly not factory produced.  The cost for all this; tacos were $3 each and the 2 for 1 strong margaritas $6, so 5 tacos and 4 margaritas set us back $31 USD and again, tip was included.  FT’S also offers up hostel style rooms so if you are traveling on a budget this place could be for you!?  The staff was very friendly and attentive, clean environment and we really enjoyed hearing the resident Iguana scuttling about the edge of the roof while we dined one day.

Stay tuned for more Tamarindo info like our upscale Spa experience, courtesy of our good friends Mickey and Rebecca for a wedding gift, and our econo spa treatment since it was coming out of our budget minded travelers wallet 😉


Our Taco's spilleth over with fresh yumminess!

Our Taco’s spilleth over with fresh yumminess!

Cut this guy off and tell him to put down the Iguana ;)

Cut this guy off and tell him to put down the Iguana 😉

After dinner Big Screen TV channel surfing...I love this channel!

After dinner Big Screen TV channel surfing…I love this channel!