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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
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Loved the seafood.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Emelia M
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Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

El Pelicano doesn't look like much in the daytime, but becomes a magical light-filled group of tent in the evening. We found a great selection of tasty food (the sea bass and grouper especially that night), the portions are deceptively large (we couldn't finish the gazpacho, or have no room for entrees) - - and the friendly staff made us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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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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: South American, 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: 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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