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El Avion

calle manuel antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Summerville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Loved the food and vibe of the place. The airplane is a must see. Staff very friendly and efficient, good drinks from the bar area

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Greentown, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I see a lot of reviewers saying that this restaurant is open aire in Costa Rica. Duh. ALLLLL of them are OPEN!!!! If I could have found a restaurant with AC, I would have went there every night we were there. Having said that, this place was awesome!!!!! The airplane theme is front and center. The food is average; ditto... More

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Orlando, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Probably a great place to eat lunch. You have a wonderful view looking out over Manuel Antonio Beach. Dinner we had a party of 5. The restaurant was busy, and one very large table of students seemed to occupy half the dining area. Took forever to place our order. Food slow to be served, and getting someone to help us... More

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The best thing about this place was the plane and the view. The food was just ok. We went once but would not go again. Definitely worth going once to experience it.

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San Clemente, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the story of "Ollie's Folly" -how the airplane that the restaurant is built around got there. The setting and view are super, but the menu and food are basic and a little high priced.

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south Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. The views of the Pacific from it are absolutely stunning- ask for table close to the edge. It is open air as are many in Costa Rica. The waiter and staff were friendly and very attentive to our needs during the meal. The food was good and reasonably priced-15- 20 dollars... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were excited to eat at this beautifully themed restaurant. Upon sitting being seated we waited for someone take our drink order. We one by one used the restroom and still no order. We looked around as the table next to us was brought their food and i gave the waiter a look like "hi were waiting" we were very... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We loved the plane and the views of this restaurant. My son could have hung out in the cockpit of the airplane for hours! The food was good and the staff was very friendly. Stunning views overlooking the Pacific at sunset.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice during our week-long stay in Manuel Antonio. Truly enjoyed the local seafood. The staff was friendly and the food is very reasonably priced. Open-air restaurant, overlooks the ocean and beautiful greenery.

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Carmichael, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The food is very very average but the view is outstanding. Also, interesting to see the plane and my boys were able to get into the cockpit and play at the controls. The food is bland, very Americanized although the cocktail I had was really strong!

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