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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
Monday
Closed
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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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Visitor rating
  • 71
    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
Great sushi.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
kvzahn
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I'm a long time permanent resident of Playa Hermosa and a world traveler. And Ian's Long Island Iced Tea is world class. The perfect cocktail on a hot and windy Papagayo day (or evening). I've watched him make them and still don't know how he does it. Amazing! Just like the food at El Quijote!

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Washington DC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

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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

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?