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El Pelicano

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 81
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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  • 4
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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
Local eating

The food was fantastic! The steak and seafood was really good. Tables with table cloths set up right across from the beach! And the service was good. Be sure and go on a nice evening because it is outside under a canopy! Highly recommend it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Sally B
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Winston-Salem
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Winston-Salem
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food was fantastic! The steak and seafood was really good. Tables with table cloths set up right across from the beach! And the service was good. Be sure and go on a nice evening because it is outside under a canopy! Highly recommend it!

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Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Some of the best Seafood I have ever had. It is outdoor seating so you can get a little warm but totally worth it. Service was very good also.

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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What can you say as you sit by the beach and have a incredibly romantic dinner. The staff was excellent and the food was wonderful. Will definitely be back!

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Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

In spite of a one star review two weeks ago, we visited last night on the hunch that the foodies who visited then ordered steak in Costa Rica (a no no for me, can't compare to several prime US steakhouse chains). We both had fish, I chose the whole red snapper "frita", and it was outstanding! Get some tostones as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great view, great ambiance, fresh fish (seriously they were coming in with the fresh fish as we were there!) Oh yeah, and the music: whoever came out with "Wish you were here" in reggae is a genius! And what better place to listen to it then this place!

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

walk on the beach for 1/2 a mile or take a taxi for $11. well worth the trip. everything was delicious and the kids loved the flaming banana dessert and the live music

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My fiancé and I dined here on our first night in Los Suenos. The drinks were great and the food was better. I had my sea bass was wonderful crisp skin and moist and tender, the white wine, tomato, seafood sauce was perfect and teeming with shrimp, tender calamari and clams. My fiancée had the sea bass in hearts of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I were staying at the Los Suenos Marriot Wanted to try something different. Great ambiance however that's where it ended. My wifes coconut schrimp tasted like kerocene. My steak was inedible. I swiftly paid 100 dollars and left most of our food intact. We are foodies and are super shocked to find good reviews Save your money and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Interesting and charming environment with sand floors overlooking the ocean. Prices were reasonable, beer was cold, and pina coladas were house made.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were just there over Easter weekend and the beach was packed with locals. We had lunch one day and dinner with two couples from the hotel two nights later. I had the whole fried snapper both times as I enjoyed it so much. Everyone though the fish dishes were great and the service and sunset put things over the... 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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