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El Gran Escape

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International, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican
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Costa Rica | Quepos Center, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Description: El Gran Escape is proud of our long tradition of using local produce and...
El Gran Escape is proud of our long tradition of using local produce and seafood, and homemade tortillas, bread, desserts, as well as our commitment to being involved in the local community.

We use only biodegradeable and recycled to-go containers and paper products, as well as a variety of other sustainable and eco-friendly practices. We hope you love your time in Costa Rica and hlep us do our part to keep this beautiful country Green!
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious fresh tuna

We had our dinner here 4 days in a row. Excelent fish and a friendly service. The 2nd day we came to the restaurant, we told the waiter we would like to order just the same as we had the day before, and believe me, he remembered absolutely everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Obotty
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Sogndal Municipality, Norway
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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner and lunch and both were very good dinning experiences. The burger was one of the best and the fish was excellent.

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Thank luvcrtravel
Sogndal Municipality, Norway
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our dinner here 4 days in a row. Excelent fish and a friendly service. The 2nd day we came to the restaurant, we told the waiter we would like to order just the same as we had the day before, and believe me, he remembered absolutely everything.

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Thank Obotty
ElGranEscape, Gerente at El Gran Escape, responded to this review

Hello from el gran escape. Thank you for your comments and we are glad you chose to join us several times....tells us our team is doing Well! We strive for freshness and consistency in our food and great service.When in CR come join us again. Cheers....... More 

Chapel Hill
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best drinks of our entire vacation here! Jalapeno Margarita was amazing! The fish dishes we had were also really good and our son said he really loved the burger. A bit pricey but so is everything in Costa Rica, not a cheap country by any means.

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Thank LivinginNC
ElGranEscape, Gerente at El Gran Escape, responded to this review

Hello from El gran escape.....Glad you enjoyed your visit with us....our Jalapeno margherita is a big hit.....and our catch of the day always fresh..come see us again. THANK YOU CHEERS! More 

Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was not good. The food was greasy and gross and it was in a dive bar setting. Likely where fisherman get a beer after a trip on the boat all day. Nothing wrong with that but it's not a good restaurant.

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Thank Mike C
ElGranEscape, Gerente at El Gran Escape, responded to this review

if you visit our restaurant in March 2015.'re sure you were never here. why? becouse, our Restaurnate opened on April 6 2015. thanks for your comments More 

Calgary, Canada
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144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for dinner after the Friday night market. The burgers were a hit with the men in our party. Nice ambiance. Very good service.

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Thank WallysworldCalgary
Auckland
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Friendly quick service and nice environment. Not cheap however. My kids enjoyed hamburgers whilst we enjoyed local food.

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Thank Aucklander68
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very good meal at this restaurant. Cool vibe environment, with a bar- showing sports and a very large dinning room. Staff was kind, very welcoming and timely. We were a party of four, but also observed a very large party, looked like 15, at one of the tables in the middle. Have you seen the cows in... More 

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Thank LHMiNY
Montreal
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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to lunch at El Gran Escape in Quepos on the way to Dominical. Having no prior "Trip Advisor" knowledge of it, we didn't know what to expect. Figuring we couldn't go wrong with the special of the day, and the fact the ocean is across the street, we chose the fish sandwich. It was delicious, and there was... More 

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Thank GingersMom66
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165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch here. The setting is nice, with an open air feel and plenty of space between tables. The service was prompt and the food was excellent, although a bit overpriced in comparison to other options in Quepos.

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Thank mr_dendrocacalia
Edinburg, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The dinner was delicious and very filling. The environment was nice and the restaurant was very clean.

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Thank Lydia G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Costa Rica | Quepos Center, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 7850

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Italian, Seafood, Costa Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

El Gran Escape is proud of our long tradition of using local produce and seafood, and homemade tortillas, bread, desserts, as well as our commitment to being involved in the local community.

We use only biodegradeable and recycled to-go containers and paper products, as well as a variety of other sustainable and eco-friendly practices. We hope you love your time in Costa Rica and hlep us do our part to keep this beautiful country Green!

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