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El Quijote Bar and Restaurant

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International, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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playa hermosa next door to hotel villa acacia | 2da Entrade 100 Metros a Mano Derecho, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0176
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Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Contemporary international cuisine including fresh sushi, seafood, pasta,...
Contemporary international cuisine including fresh sushi, seafood, pasta, chicken, meat and daily deserts, including a new children's' menu. Join us for Happy hour or dinner in our newly renovated bar and restaurant. We are pleased to announce our collaboration with the Hidden Garden Art Gallery. Enjoy fine dining while feasting your eyes on some fabulous artwork, also available for sale. Friday's are especially fun at El Quijote as we feature live music. Located on the 2nd entrance to Playa Hermosa, just minutes from the beach. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday, 4:30pm till close, with the kitchen closing at 9:30pm. We look forward to seeing and serving you.
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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place

My wife and I stopped in for happy hour on a Friday night on our way to eat at another local place. From the minute we walked in it felt like a place where you know everyone. We had a couple of drinks and a very nice conversation with one of the owners. There was a guy playing music who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jake W
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Sparta, Michigan
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Portland, Oregon
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157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only 2 rolls were actually on special for the 2 for 1 night. They were ok but pretty basic. Had music on. First time i ever ate sushi in a parking lot. Guy was nice. Wish they would have told me the local fresh fish, etc. Not much to go on. Even at 2 for 1 it was not cheap.... More 

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Thank Vegandmore
Ian C, Owner at El Quijote Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to here you found our Sushi just ok,as most people love It,and it would of been your choice to sit outside rather than in Our air conditioned dinning room. We also offer both menu's to our guests on arrival. Ian.C. Owner More 

Sparta, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped in for happy hour on a Friday night on our way to eat at another local place. From the minute we walked in it felt like a place where you know everyone. We had a couple of drinks and a very nice conversation with one of the owners. There was a guy playing music who... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jake W
Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to this restaurant based on the trip advisor reviews. Sadly we are not sure how it has rated so highly based on what we experienced. I ordered the special spicy tuna roll and my partner ordered the vegetarian roll. Both were incredibly skimpy on the ingredients. The vegetarian roll had lettuce and shredded carrot in mayo... More 

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Thank R W
Ian C, Owner at El Quijote Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

I was surprised by you review, and in my opinion your unjust comments Regarding your Sushi selelections,as for our special spicy tuna roll is 1 of our most popular rolls,and have only received Excellant comments. Regarding the vegertian roll,there were many more ingredients in this Roll than you relayed. I welcome constructive feed back,but in this instant I totally Disagree... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite businesses are those that exude pride of ownership. When one walks into El Quijote, there is an immediate feeling of warmth and care; one can really tell that the restaurateurs prioritize their customers and the quality of the customers' experience. Go and see for yourself!

Helpful?
Thank Nick S
Barrie, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top quality Food, Service and a Quaint Resturant, steps from the beach. I have tried most of the food on the menu and cannot choose a favourite as they are all supurb! Live Music, giving it that extra charm!

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1 Thank 1whatsup
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a truly wonderful experience . A small very inviting atmosphere coupled with the best service from Tammy , who is also part owner , makes this restaurant a must Visit . The sushi is the best , my husband loved the calamari .. Thank you for a great Evening .

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Thank Barbara L
Burnsville MN
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome selection of great delicious options of food. The Sushi.... WOW!!!!! Love it, it's my favorite place to take my family, friends and whomever comes to visit me in Costa Rica. Also the atmosphere, it's great. They also have live music... Which always heightens the experience, the staff, ambiance, and SUSHI will have you coming back for more...... More 

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1 Thank chevydave13
Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed El Quijote the first time I visited and it has since changed ownership and is even better than before. Coming from Vancouver I've been spoiled by some of the best sushi restaurants in the world. The Philadelphia roll (my must have roll wherever I go) is awesome here. I also really liked the special spicy tuna roll.... More 

Helpful?
Thank ricktgraham
Collingwood, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a quaint bar/restaurant! Close to the beach in Playa Hermosa this place was packed with diners enjoying their meals and some live entertainment from a talented and fun singer/musician. I had the sushi - fresh and tasty. I don't think the staff anticipated the number of people who arrived to their establishment but their good humour, ability to work... More 

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Thank Cranberryconcierge
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite indeed. Delicious food. Excellent service. Charming atmosphere. Loved it! Definitely top of my list in Hermosa!

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Thank Wendy T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: playa hermosa next door to hotel villa acacia | 2da Entrade 100 Metros a Mano Derecho, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506 2672 0176

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Seafood, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

Contemporary international cuisine including fresh sushi, seafood, pasta, chicken, meat and daily deserts, including a new children's' menu. Join us for Happy hour or dinner in our newly renovated bar and restaurant. We are pleased to announce our collaboration with the Hidden Garden Art Gallery. Enjoy fine dining while feasting your eyes on some fabulous artwork, also available for sale. Friday's are especially fun at El Quijote as we feature live music. Located on the 2nd entrance to Playa Hermosa, just minutes from the beach. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday, 4:30pm till close, with the kitchen closing at 9:30pm. We look forward to seeing and serving you.
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?