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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
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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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Herzlia, Israel
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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

the only positive thing is the service and the atmosphere. but when you're hungry that's just not enough. the food was disappointing after trying several options I realized it's just another tourists trap where you pay a lot and get and don't get much. also the toilets are very dirty. i'd go somewhere else.

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went to El Avion...it's an old airplane turned into a restaurant. Sit upstairs on the terrace, amazing views, good food and we saw sloths and monkeys while eating.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The drinks were hands down the best I had in Costa Rica. The Peachy Mango and Pina Colada were amazing. the food was fine. We had lobster burgers. The view is amazing. I wanted a to be right near the water and the owner was a bit snarky about it because we four not six people and they were not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place was quite uninspiring on the food front but could be great for sunsets if you can get there early enough to get a good table. The food is fairly average compared to surrounding restaurants. If you have children they'll love the plane that sits in the middle of the restaurant but other than that and the sunset you... More

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Wellington, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This restaurant has a Pacific View you can't beat. The food is execellent, too. It can be a bit pricy, but it was worth it. The fish is fresh, and the rice dishes are fantastic. They have a "plane" bar that is very unique.

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genova
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went here for dinner. The view was really nice and the food was ok ( fantastic french fries !) , but it was crowded and it was difficult to talk because of the noise .

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Albuquerque New Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great cocktails, reasonably priced. We only had Nachos but they were very good. Great location and the staff were helpful. Good WIFI!

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Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was a really nice experience. Beautiful location, the view on the Pacific Ocean is phenomenal. The food was really good as well, really great service. Not far from Manual Antonio and not far from our Villa Tulemar. It`s a place you need to try, you will love it. Lots of seats available if you are a large group.

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

we had been warned - cool place for drinks esp. around sunset (if it's not raining), but do not count on a good meal - but we were already there and were hungry, so... middle of the night 1 of us woke up needing to go to the bathroom and it was not pretty - same thing happened to another... More

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Monterrey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great view, good food. The bar is the gull of a plane used to smuggle weapoms to the Contras during the war with the Sandanistas.

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