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El Velero Restaurant

Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Smyrna, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great spot on the beach and the food was awesome. My wife and I came here twice. First time I had the mahi mahi sandwich which was delicious. We ended up coming back on Tuesday night for their Taco Tuesday. My wife and I are foodies in Atlanta and we've eaten at plenty of taco places, but nothing compares to... More

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Reston, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

One of the older Beach Hotels. Great place to watch Sunset. Foods alright but the location is well worth the price. Friendly place.

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Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ate here for Breakfast and Dinner (a couple of times). Good food with average prices. Taco Tuesday was very good – you get 1 Beef, 1 Chicken, & 1 Fish Taco for about $11 per person. We missed the BBQ on Wed. and Sat but it was the talk of the beach. The owner invited us to look around... More

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Rollinsford, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Average quality food and prices for the area. Meals were good but not great. The fish I had was overdone and the burger very average. Right on the beach so convenience factor is high

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel el Velero on our recent trip to Playa Hermosa so we ate at the restaurant 3 times. My boyfriend and I had breakfast there twice which was very good. We had both the traditional Costa Rica breakfast with eggs, cheese, tortillas, and rice, and a regular american breakfast - both were very satisfying. We also... More

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Chittenden, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed at El Velero Hotel and loved it AND the meals at the beachside restaurant attached. The grilled tuna, the ceviche, the San Luis ribs, EVERYTHING, was so delicious. Fresh, local, beautiful. And the service is excellent - lovely warm people, efficient operation. Wish we were on the patio right now enjoying a cervesa or two and watching another... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

First and last time at El Velero! After waiting 45 min. After we ordered the owner came over and said there was a PROBLEM no fresh Red Snapper! Huh? 45 min and now you know this. Remember it is what it is! Ok changed order up and ordered Tuna which was fair. Caesar salad fair, baked potato ok. But...... I... More

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Three Rivers
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed at the adjoining hotel El Velero for a week and enjoyed several meals at this restaurant. The wait staff were some of the friendliest and most accomodating we encountered in our 5 week stay in Costa Rica. We had our morning coffee here after our daily beach walk, lunched on the delicious chicken nachos, and enjoyed the tuna... More

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Hernando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Found this to be the best restaurant along the beach in Playa Hermosa. Only place that did fried or poach eggs, and had the best bacon of all the places we tried. My wife stated their yellow fin tuna was the best fish we had out of the many fish dinners we ate. Loved their Blackberry juice. They were a... More

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Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

A most delicious cesar salad with chicken and also the stir fry. They staff was very welcoming and friendly plus very good service and fair prices.

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