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El Quijote bar and restaurant

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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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2:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: it is located on the second road into playa hermosa right next door to...
it is located on the second road into playa hermosa right next door to villa acacia
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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
A must when in Playa Hermosa

If you are in Playa Hermosa dinner with Ian is a must. In fact the week we were there we had two spectacular meals. The food is amazingly fresh and well prepared. The mixed ceviche is the best I have ever eaten. Ian is a wonderful host.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
phil B
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you are in Playa Hermosa dinner with Ian is a must. In fact the week we were there we had two spectacular meals. The food is amazingly fresh and well prepared. The mixed ceviche is the best I have ever eaten. Ian is a wonderful host.

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Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Off the beach - actually air conditioned - and extremely clean. Owned by a Aussie name Ian and the lad is very attentive. The whole snapper was very good. The wine list is basic but plenty of choices.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We ate here with friends and were very happy with the quality of the food and the casual friendly atmosphere. I am not a fish eater and was concerned that a restaurant so close to the beach would not have much of a choice. I had a delicious dish called special honey chicken that was SO good, I was sorry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good food with an Asian inspiration. Excellent service and you have to try the entrees (especially the fresh calamari, how often do you still get those)! Thanks Ian for a great family dinner.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Delicious food with a quaint atmosphere. Wide selection of entrees, sushi was great. Owner was very friendly and welcoming.

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Stacy, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

After spending nearly 6 weeks on the beach we stopped here for dinner for our 1st time. What a great experience! The food was the best on the beach - I had chicken teriyaki with a side of mixed vegetables (delightful) and my wife the korean ribs with rice and a sauce that enlightened the taste buds. We shall return... More 

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Monticello
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had carry out sushi for the first time this week, we wish we would have gone earlier in our stay so that we could have gone more than once! It was the BEST sushi we've had in the area, the owner was SO friendly and we really enjoyed visiting with him but LOVED the sushi! Our favorite : the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I just ate here. The food and atmosphere are fantastic. It's near the beach and it was 50 meters from my hotel. The Australian owner is friendly too. If you visit Playa Hermosa and like sushi, I recommend eating here...

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paris
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went there on tripadvisor recommandations, and I did not regret it. The food is very tasty, the cook definitely knows how to mix flavours. I had the tuna tacos and then a seafood mix !!

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Stony Plain, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have enjoyed Costa Rica for 13 years now for a great winter getaway. I love the Playa Hermosa area near the Liberia airport. This year I looked forward to returning to eat at El Quijote. The food is always awesome and the host Ian is always more then happy to help with your meal selection. Give it a try... More 

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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: Sushi, Seafood

Description

it is located on the second road into playa hermosa right next door to villa acacia
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 10:00 am
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
2:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
2:00 pm - 10:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?