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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon.

The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 10 mins drive from Tamarindo., Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8869 9765
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Ranked #1 of 113 Restaurants in Tamarindo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $55
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Description: We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We specialize in small groups & also do special events for families & friends. ( What we do, is BBQ just for u.) The BBQ is outside in " the shack "under the stars, people relax in the Cafe & Saloon, which is a unique rustic wood design.The best way to descibe the set up is " Costa Rican cowboy Saloon with a surfer twist."We make every evening special & unique ! It is reservations only. Please book in advance. We start at 7 pm & BBQ the best local assorted meats,lomo,ribs,pork,steak,chorizo,ranch chicken & veggies. Then finish the evening with a tropical desert that's always a surprise, followed by a tropical blended some thing good. We start BBQ ing at 7pm. & The food is served no later than 7.30 Pm.We suggest people arrive at 6.30-7 Pm.The good news we have a new paved road so it's a quick trip from tamarindo.The BBQ dinners we do are a feast, so it's very unlikely u will leave hungry.See u soon & Pura Vida !

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My fiancee and I got married in Costa Rica. We went to the Black Stallion Cafe on the last night of our trip with ~20 people from the wedding. Unfortunately, we didn't get to zipline due to the weather, but the food, drinks, and atmosphere more than made up for that. I can honestly say it was one of the... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon., responded to this review

Always a pleasure BBQ ing for you & having the fam & friends relaxing on the ranch. Next time defiantly get the kids to fly in the jungle. Will get there adrenalin going,no doubt, they will love it ! Thanks for the great review we do appreciate ! See you sooner than later. Pura Vida to you & Cheers! More

Greenwood Village, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Another great time at Black Stallion with Alex and his staff. The BBQ is amazing and so plentiful - I haven't eaten this much in a long time. Festive community style dinner, with new friends from all around the world including costa rica. I loved the little rancho where we all ate and laughed together. And amazing stars overhead, un-blemished... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I did the Zipline & BBQ a few weeks back during our stay in Tamarindo - we had such a great time at Black Stallon! The zipline was so much fun & there were gorgeous panaramic views when you get to the top of the mountain. We were the only two zipping that day so we had... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon., responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review & mucho Gracias ! Glad to see you had a fun & awesome experience zipping & dinning on Black Stallion,it's a beautiful ranch to explore on horseback or zipping over the pristine jungle.Everyone has a blast on the canopy, we prefer it to be more exclusive & we are very happy to... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After a daring ziplining tour through the hills, we ended the day with the most memorable part of my trip to Costa Rica- our wonderful meal! Alex treated us like VIP guests and we were lucky enough to a have a private romantic candlelit dinner for two there. The food was delicious and prepared next to us! There was so... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon., responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review, you being a super chef that means a lot to us.Great to see you loved zipping down the mountain. We have created a new jungle garden at the canopy base camp, so you end up in this amazing garden forest,definitely a unique eco experience. Also,next time you are in " Pura Vida land" you... More

California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Its hard not to enjoy this place if you like BBQ. Its tucked away about 10 minutes outside of Tamarindo on a large farm. At night it could be a bit hard to find but there are signs pointing out where the ranch is. Still the road is dark and you can pass it up if you are not paying... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon., responded to this review

Pleasure having you on black stallion & thank you for the great review.The famous road which is now paved !! makes life 200% better, so we have added a few new Ride,Zip & BBQ signs. We did not what to put up new signs until road work was completed which it is & wow, are we happy about that. Pura... More

Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Dinner with Alex was excellent, we dined with Playa Langosta residents Mike and Laura Murphy who had never eaten at Black Stallion before, food was delicious and plentiful, reasonable priced. We highly recommend the cafe for it's food and relaxing atmosphere. Thank you to Alex and his staff for memorable evening.

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon., responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review & very happy to see you enjoyed our rustic style BBQ dinner.It was a pleasure having you on Black Stallion & we look forward to seeing you soon in beautiful Costa Rica.Thanks Again & Pura Vida! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I spent the afternoon and evening at the ranch, Zip-lining, horseback riding and having dinner. The activities were a blast, with Alex's staff taking great care of us and the dinner was even better. Alex (the owner) is a wonderful host and makes you feel like you're at a friend's house for a ridiculously good BBQ dinner.... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon., responded to this review

Thank you for the great review & visiting us on the ranch.Very glad to see you loved the horse riding,jungle zipping & our classic rustic style BBQ. We do enjoy cooking up a storm & relaxing under the stars of Guanacaste. Big thanks for being so Pura Vida,cheers! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A feast for a conquistador in the words of my other half... After spending the day surfing in tamarindo, Alex the owner picked us up at our hotel. At the ranch we enjoyed a two hour hourseback ride and feast for two! The grounds are beatufil and the 360 views from the top at sunset were breath-taking. We were a... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon., responded to this review

Surfing fun tropical waves in the morning, then taking a relaxed ride on the ranch,thats the perfect day. Happy to see you guys felt like " conquistadors " & enjoyed the BBQ. Next time you visit us we will have the 360% rancho on the mountain top done, glad you loved the views. Big thank you for the great review,... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We absolutely loved our dinner at Black Stallion Ranch. Alex is a fantastic host, so not only was the food absolutely delicious... but the conversation was as well. BBQd Steak, Chicken, Fish and all kinds of other yummy stuff... Felt like we were having a Thanksgiving dinner at a friend's ranch.. totally awesome... highly recommended!

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon., responded to this review

Very glad to see you enjoyed the BBQ dinner & the side dishes we do.We always keep it interesting & always make it fresh fresh fresh !! Costa Rican produce is amazing & we take great pride in creating authentic ranch style dishes. Actually, we were recently told we are a little like the classic Italian mama....no questions, just eat... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

WOW! We held our wedding farewell party at Black Stallion and I am so glad to have experienced it. Alex and his staff were wonderful - I would even call them the entertainment! We had planned a nighttime zipline but were unfortunately rained out. But no one remembers the disappointment because of the food. What really must be discussed is... More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon., responded to this review

Great to have you on Black Stallion & thank you for the awsome review, we do appreciate tons. So glad the little guy took on the zip challenge & became the flying rock star.Also,good to see the kids liked making the pine apple man face, that's a creative project each time, some thing we should continue to do for cool... More

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Address: The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 10 mins drive from Tamarindo., Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8869 9765
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo
Average Prices: USD 25 - 55
Cuisine: Barbecue

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