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El Gran Escape

Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, Costa Rica
25199094
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Ranked #14 of 54 Restaurants in Quepos
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

El Gran Escape has been an icon in Quepos since 1981. But you won't find them in their old location if you've been there before. They've moved to the new Marina Pez Vela and changed their name to the Runaway Grill. Marsha Bennett is still managing it. I was just there for lunch celebrating a friend's birthday. The seafood chowder,... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After a long day of enjoying the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio... a great well deserved seafood feast. The whole fish snapper was a treat. GO!

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Houston, Texas
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258 reviews 258 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Rated well and in a new development at the marina - we were hopeful. Unfortunately service was not attentive and food was at best "OK". One of our few dining disappointments in CR.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Top quality seafood while overlooking a very nice marina, relaxing open air with friendly staff; This is a must when visiting Quepos or manual Antonio costa Rica

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This restaurant recently moved from the heart of Quepos to the new Marina shopping area. It is owned and operated by the same woman who had it in town. However since I was there last year, the prices of doubled. While the food is still great, it appears to be a restaurant that is catering strictly to the Tourist trade.... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Getty up Marsha. Missed you last time in town but had the food and it was great. Lots of memories and good times still had at your place. I recommend it to anyone passing threw Quepos.

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Chester, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The food is simply amazing at the El Gran Escape and reasonably priced the staff is extremely friendly. The Spring Rolls are absolutely the best I have ever had anywhere. The restaurant sits overlooking the Marina and the Ocean which means great views of the sunsets. Best restaurant in Quepos.

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Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We came here after fishing on the Moonwalker-- great happy hour with friendly people-- ask for Eduardo and Melena-- two of the best bartenders ever! Was especially nice watching the sunset over the marina while having fish fingers made with the mahi-mahi we caught!

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great food, good atmosphere and the best pina colada I have ever had! You can't go wrong with any of the fresh fish, but if you want to stay on the more familiar side of things they make a HUGE and delicious burger.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

An ample menu with great food for all type of food lovers. Appetizers are excellent, as main course, tuna and fish cannot be fresher. Great service and environment. Great view to the marina. Best hamburgers in town!

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