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El Pelicano

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South American, Costa Rican
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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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Lunch

Beautiful beach cold beer Tom Collins chicken quesadilla and shrimp tacos with a killer view and linen tablecloths let me think??? We walked from the Marriott you should wear crocs because you have to cross a little stream if you prefer a cab it's for five bucks

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gregg F
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Memphis
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint local restaurant on Heradura beach, 5 minutes from Los Suenos. The service & food was excellent. My husband & I had two different preparations of Sea Bass (Corvina). Both were fresh and full flavored -melted in your mouth. Even though I am not a big fan of fish, I cleaned my plate. Nice wine list. Friendly people. Local clientele,... More 

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Thank Lynda S
Grosse Ile, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stumbled on to this spot on our latest trip. The atmosphere is excellent. Its an open air restaurants with covered roof. We started with drinks (the CR version of Michelada). Next we moved on to the Gazpacho, which I have never been a fan of. This was excellent. Best I have had. The salad bar is all local and different... More 

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Thank DLeslie2015
GA
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very nice open air restaurant with a great menu, wonderful service and good value. They accomodated our vey large group with ease.

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Thank tpdaman
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great open air restaurant on the beach just outside the Los Suenos resort. Fresh fish prepared expertly with great, professional service. The restaurant is pricey for Costa Rica but I felt it was worth it. The place is nothing special to look at but it is comfortable and the food more than makes up for the exterior... More 

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Thank bobpinkerton
Caledon, Canada
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The seating under the 'tents' with the fairy lights and table cloths is lovely. Wear bug spray as there are some sand fleas. Don't let that deter you. The calamari appetizer was excellent, cooked perfectly. The shrimp pasta was stringy, cheesy goodness, in a light tomato sauce. The lemonada was so so. Next door makes a better one, but hey... More 

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Thank warren161
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach cold beer Tom Collins chicken quesadilla and shrimp tacos with a killer view and linen tablecloths let me think??? We walked from the Marriott you should wear crocs because you have to cross a little stream if you prefer a cab it's for five bucks

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Thank Gregg F
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In all fairness, we went to El Pelicano without a reservation during the Xmas to New Year's time period. It's swamped all over Jaco and Los Suenos during that time. They obliged us and we sat down but they were also trying to deal with a busload (not kidding) of Asian tourists while we were there. Service was slow, the... More 

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Thank ZumaMama
San Diego, California, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to El Pelicano dozens of times and the food is consistently good. They remodeled the place about a year ago which I was not happy about but it has grown on me! I love their margarita and sangria drink, the hearts of palm salad and ceviche, but what my husband and I go back for time and... More 

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Thank Leslie B
Hanover, New Hampshire
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fish tacos and cold beer on the beach with linens and umbrellas...what else could you ask for? Service was efficient.

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Thank mary4copper
London, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my 3 sons there, we were staying in Los Suenos Montebello Condos. WE took a walk along the beach and found this place and decided to stay and eat. Right from the time we arrived we were taken care of.We all had different meals, different fish dishes. The food was fabulous , then the desert , set to fire... More 

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Thank Billie M

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Restaurant Details

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: South American, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?