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Road to Manuel Antonio Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506-2777-3378
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very beautiful view, and good food and drink.

The place is unique on its own being a restaurant converted from a plane so that was an attraction in and of itself. It started pouring rain at the end of our meal though so we had to move into the bar area but that was fine. The owner/manager was very very friendly and social with us and we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The place is unique on its own being a restaurant converted from a plane so that was an attraction in and of itself. It started pouring rain at the end of our meal though so we had to move into the bar area but that was fine. The owner/manager was very very friendly and social with us and we had... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Easy to find as nose of plane is next to the street. Drink inside if you wish but eat outside to enjoy the view. Friendly staff and good food. Casual.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was just ok. Id suggest going to Barba Roja or Cafe Milagro. The plane is cool; maybe just get a drink here. Food is much better at the two aforementioned restaurants.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The view is great and you can see monkeys hanging around. We were hoping for more of a native food selection but it was just ok.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is built around a plane, there is a bar in the plane. The burgers are huge and really good. We were stuffed

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Dallas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I generally try to avoid the tourist magnets, but I simply couldn't resist a restaurant with a World War II bomber that serves as the bar. Once you get past the bomber, the restaurant is a nice building with an open air design bordering a forested area. Feels like dining in the Jungle. Food quality? Think of a TGI Friday's... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Kind of have to see it in person to really appreciate it. Very cool place with great views and great food with excellent service.

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Parkland, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of the worst restaurants I have ever been to. The only thing edible were the nachos. Seafood soup tasted like dishwater. Mahi was so bland and dry it couldn't be eaten. I was scared by the apps so I ordered a cheese burger figuring who could mess this up. Wrong I'm not sure but was... More 

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New York, Ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Good food but even cooler place to be dining inside. There is a real airplane at the restaurant which makes it different from other places to eat in Manuel Antonio.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The plane bar is really cool looking. We had great food and drinks. We would definitely recommend eating there. The prices were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Road to Manuel Antonio Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Phone Number: +506-2777-3378

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?