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El Avion

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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, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 136
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  • 81
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful views

My husband and I enjoyed this restaurant so much we went there twice. There are views of the ocean and jungle where we saw sloths made this restaurant special. The food was very good. Service great on our first visit but not good the second visit. The airplane bar is unique and the sunsets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ruth H
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Friendship, Wisconsin
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Friendship, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this restaurant so much we went there twice. There are views of the ocean and jungle where we saw sloths made this restaurant special. The food was very good. Service great on our first visit but not good the second visit. The airplane bar is unique and the sunsets spectacular!

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Thank Ruth H
Lexington, Kentucky
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there for a spectacular sunset...We saw monkeys and a sloth too. And talk about unusual decor--an airplane! It was very romantic and the food was good. Wait staff was OK, not superb but they did not hastle you to leave....stay as long as you like and look at the nature around you. I thought the price was expensive... More 

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Thank debinaz
Binghamton, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner here and really enjoyed it. Fried calamari, seafood soup, and garlic butter shrimp were all excellent. The stuffed sea bass filet was extraordinary! Large portions, prompt service, cool and unique atmosphere. Check it out for yourself.

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Thank mattymacd
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wasn't expecting much for the food due to this restaurant's airplane theme, but I was pleasantly surprised. The plan house a cute little bar area that was very neat to explore. The VIEW!!!!!!!!!!! The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was great with lots of variety. We at here twice in our week visit because we enjoyed our... More 

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Thank 2016LoveToTravel
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed lunch. The bar inside of the plane is cool, the views are great. The food was good and all of us were pleased. It was a bit on the expensive side for my taste but fair compared to the rest of the area.

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Thank Michaela J
Swindon
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very nice restaurant with a good choice of various types of food and drinks. The service was very good and the prices were reasonable.

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Thank Nig-7
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband tried the seafood pasta and i tried the rice with seafood. It was great food. Great waitress. Saw a sloth during our visit. No complaints. Great prices too!

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Thank Adribere12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is reasonably priced and delicious. View is spectacular. Before the sunset (which was awesome) we got to watch a sloth slowly move between trees next to our table. Great experience.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Jose
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit El Avion for lunch. The place wasn't crowded and since we were 9 we asked a waiter to put 2 tables together and he told us wasn't possible, so we asked for the supervisor but he doesn't show his self until we told the waiter we were leaving. At the end the supervisor accepted to move the tables,... More 

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Kentor47, Manager at El Avion, responded to this review

It is a shame you were unable to enjoy yourself as much as the other very charming people in your group. I was notified that you wished to speak to the manager as soon as you requested to but was detained by another client whose dietary needs were very unique and required specific translation for our kitchen staff. We have... More 

Summerland, Canada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here as it was walking distance from our hotel. Really large place on two floors with beautiful views. Had a really great tuna steak seared just perfect. Large portion and decent prices for a very pricey tourist area. Gluten free options. Decent drinks and service. The old airplane that the restaurant is built around is super cool with... More 

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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: American, Costa Rican, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?