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Amazing Club

Went several times on our trip and every night was an amazing time. Great drinks, bartenders and... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Tailor S
via mobile
Best bar/nightclub in Tamarindo!

Owners are very nice but also take measures to keep out the undesirables. Great music from well... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Shawn T
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“house music”(4 reviews)
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Tamarindo's Only True House Music Destination
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local A04, Plaza Tamarindo | Cerca de Arenas Surf and Skate, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 2653 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I are into house/electronic music. In 8 nights in Tamarindo we went to El Garito's 3 times as it's the only place that plays decent music. Nice small venue, laid back staff and always great to be dancing outside!

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Went several times on our trip and every night was an amazing time. Great drinks, bartenders and most of all the music! Can't wait to go back.

Thank Tailor S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Owners are very nice but also take measures to keep out the undesirables. Great music from well known DJs and awesome atmosphere. Bartenders definately know their trade and provide amazing service. Kick back and have some drinks or dance it up on the open ceiling...More

Thank Shawn T
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

If you like electronic and house music, El Garito is the place to go. Me and friends went to el Garito for NYE, and boy, do Costa Rican's know how to party! The bar was full capacity and the staff even with the high demand...More

Thank costandy21
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I'm visiting from the deserts of Nevada, near Reno. Nevada is my home state. It's fast paced, so I come here to Costa Rica to enjoy the slower pace of living, but still to be able to go clubing if I choose too. I haven't...More

1  Thank Splashmelove
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This club has a great atmosphere and fun place for all ages. If just for a drink with friends or wanting to hear great music with dancing El Garito is the place, it has it all. The owners, D.j's and staff are very friendly and...More

Thank terrieh789
Reviewed 6 April 2017

El Garito has moved to a new outdoor venue just up for the road from where it was and it's even better than before. It's now diagonally opposite Sharkeys (almost opposite Longboards) and it's perfect for the vibe. The place to go for House music...More

1  Thank RobDanB88
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was great to have a House club just at the bottom of the hill where we were staying in Tamarindo. Really enjoyed the music each time we went especially the night where the DJ played outside We are back in Tamarindo in January and...More

2  Thank RobDanB88
Reviewed 29 September 2016

For a fun evening with friends to go dance and relax with a few beers... DJ Pablo is one of the few DJ 's in Tamarindo who put on Tecno music, instead of american rock + roll... nice for a change.

3  Thank nancy j
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Our journey to El Garito began while scuba diving the Catalina Islands! So, my girlfriend and i had booked a drive trip and arrived that morning on the beach at the specified time. The other three persons on the dive trip were late. According to...More

5  Thank Greg653
ElGarito, Owner at El Garito, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you Greg! We couldn't have ask for better people to spend the day scuba diving with! I We are glad you were able to come out to EL Garito and spend the night with us as well! Saludos!

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