We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Avion

calle manuel antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Website
Update restaurant details
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
Write a Review

740 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
    243
    280
    124
    56
    37
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A group of eight of us went to El Avion to have a drink and see the sunset. There were many many open tables in the bar area that would have been a perfect place to sit. The restaurant is well situated for sunset viewing with two levels of seating. We tried to sit at one of the open tables... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hotel_Costa_Verde, Manager at El Avion, responded to this review

I remember your group and this evening quite well. It is easy to call someone unhelpful when one does not get precisely what one wants. I tried to accommodate your party as best I could that evening while keeping with our time tested seating formula. We always give priority to parties having dinner at sunset. We also find it uncomfortable... More

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Best beef tenderloin I have ever had! We had our wedding reception here, and 15 of us ordered the beef. Every single person commented on how it melted in their mouth. Service was also great!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Desamparados, San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Best restaurant in town. Service is usually great, but it can lack a little if the place is crowded. Prices might look big, but really the place is cheap for what you get. The view, the atmosphere, the quality and quantity of food can't be beat. If you get the burger, use the Lisano sauce liberally. But recently I've been... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Incredible restaurant setting over the trees with view of the ocean. Great, professional and friendly service. Very good food. Had a great lunch at El Avion and returned for birthday dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oronoco, Minnesota
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The food was very good and the drinks were refreshing. The view was lovely from our table. We ate while watching the sun set. A great experience for our friends and family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

we ate here two of three nights. The food was fresh and delicious. The shrimp in devil sauce was great but I asked for MEDIUM spicy. Our table overlooked the Pacific and we were able to enjoy the gorgeous sunset

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Food was good, many options, Prices were reasonable. Nice view. Watched a mother sloth and her baby play in the trees 10ft from our table at dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Springs, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A group of us went in for dinner as this place was recommended by friends who had gone here before. It was not very busy when we arrived and were seated at a table close to the bar upstairs. The waiter had a terrible attitude from the moment he came to the table. No hello, no smile, no "here are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hotel_Costa_Verde, Manager at El Avion, responded to this review

We have contacted this reviewer in a private message to get more details on their experience so we may take appropriate action. The fact that I had left for the evening in no way excuses this sort of intolerable behavior from our staff. An apology seems small in light of the treatment you received, but at the present time it... More

Stockton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Drawn here by the huge WWII cargo plane around which the place was built, our group of11 stopped here for a drink after lunch in order to kill some time. It was so nice and unique that we wished we had gone there for lunch. Behind the old plane is a lovely modern and clean restaurant/bar with a great view... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The food was excellent and the view was fabulous! They had a good selection of items that the children would like, as well as more sophisticated choices for the adults. We had been looking forward to seeing the bar inside the airplane, but it was closed for repair. Nonetheless, we enjoyed this place very much!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Avion also viewed

Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas
Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas
 
Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas
Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas
 

Been to El Avion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Avion, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing