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El Gran Escape

Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, Costa Rica
25199094
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Ranked #14 of 50 restaurants in Quepos
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This famous restaurant is now located in Marina Pez Vela. It has long been known as a fisherman's hangout. You will see many photos of the great catches that date back two decades. The menu is extensive. There is something for everyone, kids and adults alike. We were there with a large group and everyone loved it. Fresh fish was... More

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Encinitas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It is located over at the harbor not at the ocean front in Manuel Antonio. This was a very extensive menu, and we ordered fish and a hamburger. All three were very good.

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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I've been to the old location many times and it's always one of my favorite places to go when I'm in the area. I tried the new location a few weeks ago, and besides the view, everything was just "off". The menus had no logo on them, and they were not selling any of their "famous" tshirts they advertise on... More

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Corona, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This restaurant was one of 3 recommended to us by locals. So glad we didn't miss it. For starters, come here for the amazingly beautiful sunset. Simply breathtaking photos and colorful. (guess it would also depend on the weather and clouds on the horizon) However we had perfect conditions and the most colorful sky you can imagine. Now to the... More

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Philadelphia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

There are reviews that speak poorly of the new location. I guess if you don't like views of the water, cold beer and eating delicious tuna, well then don't go. If you do like all of the above, then this place is totally worth going. It's easy to find and everybody was friendly.

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This became a 'staple' for our group. Great big menu with selections for ALL from the 4 year old who only eats chicken fingers to a very nice Paella!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

This resturant, located at the Quepos Marina was absolutely amazing! The service was awesome and the food fantastic! Would highly recommend this resturant!

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Lenhart
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

To the beautiful Marina Pez - just outside of town. Ambience is different, food still great. Would have bought some t-shirts but they didn't have any.

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Calgary
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13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Excellent restaurant right on the marina - great food, friendly staff, first class! We went there for Valentine's Day and had a wonderful dinner. Outside a huge blow-up screen had been erected where we got to sit and watch "50 First Dates" after dinner - fun evening!

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This long time favorite in Quepos has moved to the marina. Kind of lost its charm in the new digs, very serile. Food is consistently good, but consistently way over priced. Marsha, the Canadian owner is getting the seafood dirt cheap (Quepos is a major deep sea fishing port) but charges high end US seafood place prices. The good thing... More

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