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El Velero Restaurant

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Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Beach Location

The food here was very good and the prices were in line with what you got. The service was consistently attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
FredWkohler
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food here was very good and the prices were in line with what you got. The service was consistently attentive.

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Calgary
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went down for the BBQ which they have on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Although very friendly the service took awhile however that seems to be Costa Rica and it was busy with only two servers on. Once things got ordered they moved fast enough. All in all the BBQ was ok. Nothing was exceptional about the food. It was standard... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I come here with my husband every morning for breakfast. The food is great and vibrant and the coffee is delicious! The patio seating offers a great view of the sun rising on Playa Hermosa and the staff treat you like you're family. It is moderately pricey, but well worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Food at this restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. the breakfasts are amazing (e.g. Tico breakfast and the continental as well as the omelettes). You want to make sure that you reserve a table early in the day for the special evening meals (BBQs on Wednesday and Saturday and Taco night on Tuesday).

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Newington, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

El Velero is a great restaurant. The food is tasty, the nachos are delicious, the staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable, plenty of free parking, the barbecue special on Thursday(?) and Saturday nights is not to be missed (remember to make reservations...its that crowded), clean bathrooms, and a shower/footwash to wash off the sand at the end of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went for the advertised BBQ night and had very mixed results. My wife had Tuna Steak which was cooked to a nice medium. Its flavor was good but not special. I had the St Louis ribs which tasted like they were boiled and quickly finished on the grill. There was not any dry rub used and the side of... More 

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White Lake, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

While walking on the beach one morning we spotted the eating area for the El Velero Hotel under the trees just back from the beach. We went there late one evening, had no trouble parking, and were treated well; we were even thanked for coming in since we were not staying in the hotel as guests. The food was good... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The service was the best on the beach, food recommendations were right on. The area surrounding El Velero was clean and friendly. Try the Banana Flambe

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LaSalle, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Being right on the beach, try to arrive a 1/2 hr prior to sunset. Sit down, order a cocktail, listen to the surf and enjoy a Pacific Sunset. Then enjoy a great meal.

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Washington DC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

They have a barbeque on Wednesday and Saturday nights which is quite good. Other than that the food is at best average. They serve breakfast which is okay. The service is very good and the staff is friendly and helpful. If they had a little better food it would be a great place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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