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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    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
great food/ nice beach restaurant

We stayed at Los Suenos Marriott Resort, so it was just a walk down the beach to this restaurant. We ate there at 5:30 ish and it was empty. So we were somewhat concerned, but we decided to stay. It was a great choice. The food was very good, and fresh. And the seating is great because you feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Aly-y-Juan
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Palatine, Illinois
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Texas
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

While staying at the Marriott Los Suenos, we tried this restaurant for dinner. It is located a short walk from the resort and appears average as you approach it until you arrive onsite and take in the lovely ambience. There is an outdoor bar and each table is situated under their own canopy tent for cover. There is minimal inside... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stayed at Los Suenos Marriott Resort, so it was just a walk down the beach to this restaurant. We ate there at 5:30 ish and it was empty. So we were somewhat concerned, but we decided to stay. It was a great choice. The food was very good, and fresh. And the seating is great because you feel like... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

One of the better restaurants we visited on the beach in Costa Rica. The food was wonderful almost gourmet, the wine was great, and we even had bananas flambé for dessert which was a show in itself. The view was wonderful as we were sitting right on the beach it's an outdoor atmosphere. They even had swings at the bar... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We ate at El Pelicano late on a rainy evening in late July. It was very quiet, but was still very enjoyable and an easy short excursion from the Marriott Los Suenos. El Pelicano serves honest local fresh food at a third of the resort prices. Is there any more that I can say?

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Rainbow, Texas
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We took our freshly caught Wahoo and Tuna fillets to El Pelicano for dinner. The waiter took our fish to the back and then came back for drink orders and to ask how we wanted the fish cooked. We ordered the Wahoo blackened and fried and the tuna grilled medium rare. The waiter didn't really check on us much after... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Food is good, the service was pretty good as well, and the dishes where ready in a very timely manner, I would definitely go back in the future given the overall experience. Being a local I've also visited many other sea food restaurants, some better and of course more expensive too (specially Peruvian ones), and cheaper ones that serve basically... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A friend who had eaten here recommended the restaurant. We were glad we found it. the ceviche was delicious as was the fried fish.

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Herradura, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Our family went here for dinner at sunset. The sea bass was tasty. Walking from Marriott along the beach is not a good idea at high tide (got soaked trying to cross the small inlet). Taxi there was only a few dollars, but no-one would take us back as there was a Costa Rica soccer match in progress, so we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Food was bland and we were expecting so much more. The service was charming and responsive but we found the food lacking in taste, presentation and quality. The prices were ballooned for what we received.

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Hermosa Beach, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We love the Cerviche and beer plus its close to the ocean. The dogs are a little annoying but all else good.

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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
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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