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El Pelicano

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| Playa Herradura, Herradura, Costa Rica
2637-8910
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 87
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and view

We walked down the beautiful beach from the Marriott and had lunch at El Pelicano. The place was full, with more locals than tourists. The food was very good, and the location across from the beach is excellent. We had local fish prepared Costa Rica style and it was very well prepared, not over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Walter O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We walked down the beautiful beach from the Marriott and had lunch at El Pelicano. The place was full, with more locals than tourists. The food was very good, and the location across from the beach is excellent. We had local fish prepared Costa Rica style and it was very well prepared, not over cooked and tasty. The prices are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dined here with the family during Spring Break. Food and service were good. I really enjoyed the open air atmosphere and looking out at the beach.

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We ate lunch and dinner there during our 4 day stay at the Marriott Los Suenos. It was a 10-15 minute walk down the beach from the hotel. The food and service was fantastic. Prices were reasonable too.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were very disappointed with our dinners. The fish soup was tasteless. The pasta was under cooked and tasteless. The chicken dishes got good reviews. The location is nice but I would find elsewhere for eating.

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Our group of 21 adults, some couples and some singles, enjoyed fine food and friendly, excellent service as we dined outdoors. We all enjoyed our meal. Separate checks were cheerfully given, which was a plus for us.

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Our party of four dined here three times within the week, first for lunch, then for two dinners. We were so impressed with the lunch we inquired about bringing them any fish we caught on our fishing trips for their preparation. Worked out great. Service impeccable, fish prepared two different ways each dinner, and the cost of the meals was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Went with my family to this restaurant for dinner last night. The restaurant is right on the beach, and even though it was dark that was nice. It was low season so it wasn't very crowded either. The food was great and the server was very friendly.

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Herradura, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Highly recommend the typical Costa Rican lunch with salad bar! This was very cheap and so much better than the food at the Marriott. Dinner was great too but a little pricey.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was stunned to read some of the comments (e.g. best seafood I've ever had or best ceviche I've ever had). El Pelicano is a nice little place. It provides a much cheaper option than the Marriott restaurants and has a nice 'hole in the wall' vibe to it. But it is not the awesome restaurant that some people claim... More 

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Syracuse, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very picturesque little beach restaurant offers delicious food and the BEST Frozen fruit drinks ever! The natural pineapple juice is also great! Evening dining is very fun at the El Pelicano.

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Additional Information about El Pelicano

Address: | Playa Herradura, Herradura, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2637-8910
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Herradura
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Costa Rican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Playa Herradura, Herradura, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Herradura
  • Phone Number: 2637-8910

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Costa Rican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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