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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: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 77
    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
Do not visit Costa Rica without eating at Ian's.

This is the second review I have shared about El Quijote Bar as the food is truly worth the visit. Freshness, quality and exquisite taste can be found in the chef's creative dishes. The owner insists on daily freshness for all seafood and everything else on the menu. Many people come for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Tammylove
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is the second review I have shared about El Quijote Bar as the food is truly worth the visit. Freshness, quality and exquisite taste can be found in the chef's creative dishes. The owner insists on daily freshness for all seafood and everything else on the menu. Many people come for the Tuna Nachos which are the best I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I went to this restaurant a couple times while I visited Playa Hermosa in Aril 2015. It's a really warm and inviting place. The staff are wonderful, the food is incredible (especially the seafood), the prices are quite reasonable, it's very clean and the service is impeccable. If you like seafood, make sure to have the Australian Fish Tacos. I'm... More 

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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

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
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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: Seafood, Sushi, Spanish

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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