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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A pilots heaven

Something you cannot miss driving along the road, as a pilot i was attracted to it, though we didn't stay for drinks the place did look clean and I'm sure will be a fun place to stay. Hope to pop in sometime and check out the inside of the plane. PS: how did this plane get there, I'm sure it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Woodland, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The food was delicous! The view is great and there are plenty of Howler and Capuchin monkeys in the nearby trees. Plus, the plane has an interesting CIA Iran-Contra affair backstory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

By far one of the best views to watch the sun set over the Pacific. Highly recommend to go for at least a drink and catch the sunset.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our kids had to eat here after seeing the plane at the front of this restaurant. We ate here for lunch, and were seated upstairs at a nice corner table. The views are incredible! The food was average. Kids had an overcooked hot dog and burger. We ordered arroz con pollo and a meatball sandwich. The big draw is the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Something you cannot miss driving along the road, as a pilot i was attracted to it, though we didn't stay for drinks the place did look clean and I'm sure will be a fun place to stay. Hope to pop in sometime and check out the inside of the plane. PS: how did this plane get there, I'm sure it... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had heard great things about this place so couldn't wait to try. Pros: great views, great atmosphere, airplane Cons: ok food. Nothing wow to us.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We ate upstairs at El Avion. We really enjoyed the food (great arroz con pollo) but the view upstairs really made it for us. Definitely would recommend

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Zuid Holland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Yes you go here to take pictures of the aiplane but the food here is also very good. Its a large restaurant but was still full and lively. Service was also good and a friendly restaurant for children. I would definitely recommend eating here and not just taking photos as you pass or having a drink at the bar

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had a couple drinks and enjoyed the view and let the kids check out the hercules aircraft. I can't speak to the food as we just had some drinks but for my 30-45 minutes, I recommend at least stopping in, getting a drink, checking out the bar inside the aircraft, get some photos and see the view. If you are... More 

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Naranjo, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch after leaving Manuel Antonio National Park. I admit, I thought it looked like a neat place because of the “plane” extending from the building. While the plane itself was pretty cool inside (remodeled to be a bar) and the dining deck in the back had some gorgeous views of the ocean, the food was not... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had red snapper my boyfriend ate seabass. Both our meals were very tasty and the view over the ocean was beautiful!

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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: International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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