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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, 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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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    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
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We found this restaurant last year on our last day of vacation, so this year we made sure we ate here at least a couple of times. The food is fresh and delicious. The tuna steak was fabulous, and Mahi Mahi fingers were a great appetizer. While open-air by the ocean can be great, we welcomed this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Vickie C
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Warm Springs, Georgia
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Warm Springs, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We found this restaurant last year on our last day of vacation, so this year we made sure we ate here at least a couple of times. The food is fresh and delicious. The tuna steak was fabulous, and Mahi Mahi fingers were a great appetizer. While open-air by the ocean can be great, we welcomed this enclosed space with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It's a nice place to hang out. Food was very very good. However, we found a big piece of paste (achiote I think) on the soup. Then, for some reason that the owner knew, power outage happened. Which was fixed in less than a minute. Thai soup was AMAZJNG despite our finding, and owner was kind enough to prepare a... More 

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

Thank you for your review although I would like to address you mentioning Of finding a Achiote in you Thai soup,as we do not use Achiote in any of Our dishes,in consulting with my chief we are positive it to have been a Hole baby calamari ,as not used here in a lot of costa rica restaurants due To the... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had an exceptional dinner last evening. Ian was charmining and explained the dishes well. If you don't like seafood I highly recommend the Honey Chicken. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Seafood Mix. We will definitely go again.

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Costa Rica
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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about El Quijote bar and restaurant

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

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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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