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El Pelicano

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Great but Slow

We had a great meal, but the service not so much. The staff is attentive until your food arrives. Then they forget about you and move on to the next table for orders. We sat with dirty plates in front of us for over 30 minutes. We notices other tables were the same. Great food, not so great... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Kasper61
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Hampton Bays, New York
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hampton Bays, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal, but the service not so much. The staff is attentive until your food arrives. Then they forget about you and move on to the next table for orders. We sat with dirty plates in front of us for over 30 minutes. We notices other tables were the same. Great food, not so great service.

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Kildeer, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This place gets a great deal of traffic because it is across the street from the beach for sunsets and right around the bend from Los Suenos. There are two parking attendants that help you find a parking spot on the beach. This restaurant is right down the street from a very large beach camping ground, so the beach is... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Under the same ownership, we have been coming there for 10 years and it is always good. Lunch and dinner and encredible sunsets

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Richmond, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went here because we were in need of a good place to eat but we were disappointed . This place is overpriced for what you get....mediocre meal. I will say the service was excellent. It you are escaping the resort and you are afraid to eat real Tico food...this might be your place. Otherwise, you might be better off... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Cute place right on the beach. Food was tasty and reasonable. We had the house speciality ceviche (lots of different types of seafood) and what they called a traditional Costa Rican lunch.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good food and a great alternative to the over priced fare at the Marriott Los Suenos. Easy walk from the hotel if you don't mind ford a small creek that is at most about 8" deep at high tide. Next door is Cristal which seems to be the local hangout bar for locals and expats alike.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Def go here. Sit outside and enjoy a great dinner and staff. This was my favorite restraunt that we visited while in Los suenos!

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went to this restaurant twice for lunch. It is right on the beach, beautiful views, great food and at a great price. All meals include soup and their salad bar. There were 4 of us and we all tried different things on the menu - all were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant. The whole grilled fish is incredible. Ceviche... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed the dinner at this restaurant! Typical beach side restaurant with fresh seafood...good view of the sunset

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate lunch here twice in Feb 15. Both times the food was expertly prepared and a very good value. Try the whole fish (grilled) on the lunch menu. It is red snapper, and will melt in your mouth. The mahi mahi sandwich is also excellent, as is the salad bar. And the red sangria is wonderful- hard to stop... More 

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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: 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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