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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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  • 64
    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
Most recent review
Good Food in A Quite Place

We ate there three times on our visit to Playa Hermosa. The food was great and the service was excellent. the Tuna Nachos as an appetizer were very good. The Korean Barbeque Ribs were very good. The snapper fillet was fresh and well prepared. For dessert we had the Fried Ice Cream all in all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
DCMike82
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Washington DC
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Washington DC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ate there three times on our visit to Playa Hermosa. The food was great and the service was excellent. the Tuna Nachos as an appetizer were very good. The Korean Barbeque Ribs were very good. The snapper fillet was fresh and well prepared. For dessert we had the Fried Ice Cream all in all eating there was a very... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Sushi, seafood and so much more... The host/manager from Austrailia was very friendly & accomodating and the food was excellent! I had sushi (don't remember which type as there were many on the menu) and my husband had red snapper that was delicious! On beach access road to Playa Hermosa!

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St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Ian is a gracious host who caters to your every need. He has an incredible cook who understand seafood and prepares it with a flair I had not experienced elsewhere in the region. If you like sushi and seafood do not miss El Quijote! Oh and the margaritas are exceptional as well! Nice also that it is very close to... More 

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Ian C, Owner at El Quijote bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Hey thanks Alison for your review,hope you have a chance To revisit before you head home. Cheers Ian. C. More 

Three Rivers
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We dined here last night - had eaten here several times last year. There's no view to speak of but the decor in the dining area of cheerful reds & yellows puts one at ease right away. Ian, the owner, bartender, & server on the night we were there, is amicable and knows the menu. The food was delivered promptly,... More 

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Ian C, Owner at El Quijote bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review again,and enjoy your holiday in Costa Rica. Cheers Ian. More 

Madrid, Spain
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The restaurant is not on the beach, but within walking distances from all hotels. It is small, only 38 seats inside and 2 tables outside. But since this is low season, they may place more tables outside. We had ceviche, clams tossed in garlic, and tuna avocado salads. All the dishes were incredible. Delicious, fresh, the salads had a surprise... More 

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Ian C, Owner at El Quijote bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review on my restaurant,I do remember you Both that night,and that you made comment to me on how much you enjoyed The food. Thanks again. Ian. C. More 

ontario
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It's a small restaurant but there's a good selection on the menu. You can choose from the sushi menu or the regular menu which has a few tico dishes and seafood/fish dishes with a bit of a twist. Came in for an early dinner and the rice and shrimp is very tasty. The service is excellent. It's a nice change... More 

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Ian C, Owner at El Quijote bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of my restaurant,I am sorry you missed trying The tuna Nachos, a very popular starter dish,if you a in Costa Rica again Please call in. Cheers Ian C More 

Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Definitely order the tuna nachos- one of the best dishes I've ever had! Red snapper in garlic was great as were all the rolls we had. Not much ambiance, but a great meal and friendly owner!

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Ian C, Owner at El Quijote bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review,I was pleased you enjoyed the sushi and Your fish dish. Cheers Ian C More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

So good to have found a great restaurant in this area. I have tried many and El Quijote is the best I've found by far. Tonight I had the tuna nachos. I've heard people rave about them and now I know why. Truly fantastic ! And the sushi is the best I've had in a long time. The owner is... More 

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Ian C, Owner at El Quijote bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Seaandsunset for your kind words in review to my restaurant,and yes The Australian Tuna Nachos are a favorite of any one who tastes them. Hope to have you vist my restaurant again soon. Cheers Ian C More 

Calgary
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Great menu. The tuna nachos were great. Although not like traditional nachos but very tasty and unique. The mixed ceviche was tasty. The grilled fish as well. All in all no complaints about this restaurant. The owner was there and very helpful and engaged with the customers but very attentive to the service he was also providing. It's not terribly... More 

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Ian C, Owner at El Quijote bar and restaurant, responded to this review

You are most welcome,and thank you for taking the time to comment On my restaurant,this feed back is important to me. Cheers Ian. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went to the restraunt as a group of 12 and by God it was amazing!!!! The guy who owned it was a friendly guy always at hand when you need him for drinks or whatever you wanted. The food was "AMAZING" and I would recommend this place to anyone! inside the restraunt is clean and a lovely air conditioning... More 

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Ian C, Owner at El Quijote bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review,I remember your group,hope the Wedding went well for you all. Cheers Ian. 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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