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El Velero Restaurant

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Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A nice spot to hang and eat.

I've spent many hours overlooking the beach here. The beer is cold and the food is actually quite good, though I think somewhat overpriced. I would recommend it for a casual dining experience. The waiters are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
CFertnig
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We (3 couples) stopped here for lunch with our tour guide. Arriving just before a very large group of college students, we made sure our order was placed before this multi-table assemblage. Our guide recommended we not order pizza as that would clearly take much longer coming out of the kitchen. So we ordered fish and shrimp dishes from the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the gems of Hermosa Beach, El Velero is the only place on this beach (I believe) which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One or two nights per week, they feature what they call "bar-b-que" night, which means they cook the meat over hot coals. Fresh food, well prepared, and generous portions at great prices make this a can't... More 

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Warm Springs, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had dinner here one evening and really enjoyed it. The food was great (deviated from seafood this night and had the steak, and it was delicious.) Dining area is on the beach and we had a wonderful view of sunset. Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Ample parking. Great dining choice!

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I've spent many hours overlooking the beach here. The beer is cold and the food is actually quite good, though I think somewhat overpriced. I would recommend it for a casual dining experience. The waiters are great.

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We saw the advertisement for barbecue night and decided to check it out. To our surprise the food was delicious, hot and filling portions. With the beautiful beach at sunset a great drink it made for a great evening, and I would definitely return!

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the week here. Food was good and quite reasonable. Definitely give it a try.

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Since we were staying at this hotel, we ate here a lot. The food was always good. Ingredients fresh, portions not too big, just the right size. The arroz con pollo was one of my favorite lunch dishes. And the frozen drinks were fantastic.

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

what a delightful spot for brunch! The view was awesome, the setting on the beach under the trees pretty perfect. And the service and food were all top- notch. I had the steak and eggs, and the meat was quite tender and flavorful, and a good size. It came with toast and pineapple jelly, as well as 2 eggs and... More 

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Stacy, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My wife and I ate here several times. Breakfast normally consisted of a ham and cheese omelet with potatoes and toast. Potato portions, received, varied from day to day. Normally, after you receive your 2nd cup of coffee you had to pull teeth to get your cup refilled (the cup is small to begin with). For lunch I enjoyed Fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great location just on the beach! Clean and spacious rooms, small pool but great to cool down in the afternoon. Good restaurant with standard fare and great staff.

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Address: Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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  • Address: Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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