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

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  • 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 special restaurant

Interesting place with nice food and great view of the sea. The restaurant is built around an old airplane, with a quit interesting story, which adds a cool and special appearance to the overall very nice facilities. Food was really good (had two different meat plates) and service also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Rune H
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Aarhus
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The title says it all, except to note that the service is also very good. Might be best if you order off the sandwhich menu than the full dinner. We paid a lot for some very average food.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It is pretty cool to see this plane off the side of the road with the cockpit open to explore and the rest turned into a bar. Right off the plane is the resteraunt with a beautiful view. The food is mediocre and expensive for what you get. I didn't notice any real authentic Costa Rican dishes. Mostly burgers and... More 

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chicago, illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is clearly a one of a kind place! I read a lot of reviews and knew it could be a little touristy but decided the trade off would be visiting a really cool place. We were not disappointed. We were a big group so split into four small tables to enjoy the view. It was early, about 4:30 p.m.,... More 

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Aarhus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting place with nice food and great view of the sea. The restaurant is built around an old airplane, with a quit interesting story, which adds a cool and special appearance to the overall very nice facilities. Food was really good (had two different meat plates) and service also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere was great! The restaurant looks amazing and you cannot get a better view ! I went T sunset and it was beautiful!! I was expecting a little bit of a different menu then the exact same one found at every other restaurant but that was okay. The food was good, but nothing special. I would recommend going simply for... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The place was beautiful. We went at night, but I'm sure during the day and sunset is beautiful! Food pretty good and reasonable.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We hadn't heard of this place before - just saw the plane by the side of the road while passing in the bus. The views over the Pacific are amazing and the food is excellent too. Great experience.

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Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great view, but the waiters really were tired of us the minute we walked in. The food was nothing special at all and the value poor. typical tourist trap. Go down the street to El Wagon to fulfill your transportation themed dining instead

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

After spending a day at the beach, a friend took us El Avion. Loved the whole idea of the plane as a restaurant, really interesting.The views were just amazing from dining outside. The food was great also, we all enjoyed our meals.

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Of course that the view from restaurant is amazing (as you look into the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful coastline) and that we had great fun as we entered to the restaurant through the middle of a real Hercules airplane, but there is much more to it than just these great experiences! Food is awesome!! The place offers a large... More 

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Address: Road to Manuel Antonio Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506-2777-3378
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park
Cuisine: International

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

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