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El Pelicano

| Playa Herradura, Herradura, Costa Rica
2637-8910
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Ranked #4 of 15 restaurants in Herradura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Nice to have a close alternative to the Los Suenos restaurants. Food was good and also very inexpensive.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This restaurant is situated right in front of the beach. The food was delicious and prices were reasonable. Had the whole fish and it was perfectly cooked. It also came with an amazing soup and salad bar. Service was outstanding and the place was very clean. Highly recommend!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This local place, around the corner from the Marriott Los Suenos complex, is situated right on the beach. The food is local and good. The fresh tuna Casado and beef Casado were also good. Service was good. Overall a good meal but you'll enjoy the setting even more!

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was one of the best seafood restaurants during my visit to Costa Rica a couple weeks ago. I ordered the Mariscada, and it was HUGE! I shared it with my wife and we both loved it. The staff was very friendly and made us feel right at home. Highly recommend!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Based on reviews here, we were excited to go. But both our meals were TERRIBLE Everything, including the sides, was either over-cooked or under-cooked. On a positive note: * The staff is amazing and kind, very attentive * Mixed drinks were good. Go for the location, don't expect great food. Cardumen down the street has the best fresh fish we... More

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McLean, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had dinner here one night during a family trip to Costa Rica. We arrived in time for sunset, which was amazing. We dined outside right across a small road from the beach. The food was excellent. Very fresh seafood, properly cooked (e.g., not overcooked). The service was also very good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stopped here for lunch while en route to beaches further south. The restaurant offers fresh fish served in different ways. I had fish tacos which were wonderful. We dined outside to take advantage of the views and sea breezes. Food and service were impeccable. A salad bar and tasty gazpacho were inside in the air conditioned part of the restaurant.... More

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Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Close proximity to our hotel, friendly staff, food was great! Has a local flavor and adjacent to the beach! Fishis fresh because it is caught daily! A must eating spot if you desire great eats!

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Herradura, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I went with work colleagues and had a very nice time. The restaurant has recently been renovated and now has A/C very necessary in this hot months. Out door sitting during the day is extremely hot at night is nice. If you go fishing this is a good spot to take your fish to get cooked.

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New Jersey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We discovered El Pelicano, which is on the beach near the Los Suenos Condo Resort, on a prior trip to Costa Rica. The restaurant has relocated and now offers an air-conditioned inside room as well as a charming outside dining area. The guests were a mixture of locals and visitors. The restaurant specializes in seafood, which is expertly prepared. Prices... More

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