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The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 10 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8869 9765
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Television, Waitstaff
Description: We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We...
We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We specialize in small groups & also do special events for families & friends. ( What we do, is BBQ just for u.) The BBQ is outside in " the shack "under the stars, people relax in the Cafe & Saloon, which is a unique rustic wood design.The best way to descibe the set up is " Costa Rican cowboy Saloon with a surfer twist."We make every evening special & unique ! It is reservations only. Please book in advance. We start at 7 pm & BBQ the best local assorted meats,lomo,ribs,pork,steak,chorizo,ranch chicken & veggies. Then finish the evening with a tropical desert that's always a surprise, followed by a tropical blended some thing good. We start BBQ ing at 7pm. & The food is served no later than 7.30 Pm.We suggest people arrive at 6.30-7 Pm.The good news we have a new paved road so it's a quick trip from tamarindo.The BBQ dinners we do are a feast, so it's very unlikely u will leave hungry.See u soon & Pura Vida !
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There's Perfection & Then There's Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon!

We came to Costa Rica to celebrate both of my daughter's graduations, one from High School, one from college! Today's experience at Black Stallion Saloon is at the top of the memorable adventures food chain! We went zip lining, horseback riding and ended with a scrumptious BBQ feast! The zip lining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Olga P
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We came to Costa Rica to celebrate both of my daughter's graduations, one from High School, one from college! Today's experience at Black Stallion Saloon is at the top of the memorable adventures food chain! We went zip lining, horseback riding and ended with a scrumptious BBQ feast! The zip lining was was amazing, breath taking views, fast and adrenaline... More 

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for an exceptional review & so glad to see u loved the zipping, it's a zen jungle adventure.Glad you & the girls did both the canopy & sunset ride, you all defiantly have the right "go for it " philosophy. Great to have Casey jam a few songs during dinner, very talented !! Pleasure having you on Black... More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I spent the afternoon at Black Stallion doing the zip-line course with my niece and brother in law, then returned with my husband a sister in law for dinner. The food was out of this world. Alex is an amazing host, and we had delightful conversation throughout dinner. I am impressed with his vision for his property, and his commitment... More 

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review! Glad to see you enjoyed the BBQ dinner with the gang,great relaxed evening with good company. Yes, the canopy Zipline is a full eco experience,it's definatly unique & we will keep improving the adventure over time.A pleasure having you & thanks again.See you soon in beautiful Costa Rica.Pura Vida! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We spent the morning and afternoon at the beautiful Black Stallion Ranch zip lining and having an incredible lunch with our young girls. As a mother I needed to make sure that the zip lining is safe and they really take a lot of precautions at black stallion to make sure it's super good and safe for kids. Also the... More 

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you very much.Pleasure having the family for lunch & zipping in our pristine jungle. So happy to see the BBQ lunch was a hit with you & the kids, they do love our rustic ranch cooking. Yes, the canopy is all about safety, our guides are 100 % focused on looking after clients & especially kids ( 5 yrs.&... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I went here with a group for zip-lining on the premises and afterwards we were blessed with a delicious BBQ feast! The food that the chef Nancy prepared was absolutely delicious and the owner Alex was very helpful! I recommend Black Stallion Cafe to anyone ready for a great, life-changing adventure and a great meal! Awesome job, I'll be back.

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Very pleased to see you enjoyed our canopy adventure & our BBQ Ing.we make sure every one has a fantastic relaxing rustic dinner after zipping down 10 platforms & doing the monkey rope corse, which definatly creates a healthy appetite.Glad you all loved the dinner & desert. Thanks for visiting us on the ranch & we look forward to seeing... More 

Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Close to town. Good trail ride up mountains on horseback. Fun zip lining. Great food at lunch. Kids also did a fun ropes course after lunch. A relaxing time at Black Stallion.

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for the great " to the point review "appreciate ! We enjoyed cooking up a storm for you all.What a Fantastic Group!! very pleased to see you enjoyed the relaxed ride & the canopy zip adventure, always fun!! Thank you for visiting us & Pura Vida! More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Excellent food and service!! Great meal after a day of zip lining and horseback riding. Will most definitely return!!!

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

A pleasure to have you & the family on Black Stallion.Happy to see you loved the canopy adventure & our rustic Gourmet BBQ. We will keep having fun & perfecting our creative BBQ ing skills. Thanks for the great review & look forward to seeing you soon.Pura Vida! More 

Woodstock, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This place was a amazing. Did the zip line and BBQ. From start to finish perfection. Alex is the perfect host for the entire experience. His staff is experienced and great guides and teachers for the zip line. We are major foodies and cannot say enough about the BBQ. Great presentation, wonderful variety and the food cooked to perfection. It... More 

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Big thank you for your good vibes & super fab review, we appreciate! Our guides take great pride in the " Art of Zipping "They make sure its 100% safe & pure good fun! Happy to see our BBQ buffet was top notch in your books, as we know you guys are defiantly gourmet plus! Pleasure having you on Black... More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is the second time I have visited Alex and this amazing place. Last year we had about 25 people go for dinner while we were visiting Tamarindo. The food and drinks were out of this world! This year, some of us went over and zip lined/horse backed. It was great! Alex and his staff are so accommodating and friendly.... More 

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the fantastic review ! Yes, that was a Fun Fiesta! Happy to see you & everyone enjoyed the evening. We like to do private parties for groups & we make sure everyone has a delicious BBQ dinner & a fun time. Great to have you back on Black Stallion, flying over the jungle.Good times !... More 

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Without a doubt one of the highlights of our trip to Guanacaste. Alex and his crew are incredibly warm and welcoming and treated us like VIPs from the moment we arrived. (It felt like we were visiting friends who happened to have a zip line and horseback riding business.) We visited during the 'down' season and had the place to... More 

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Pleasure having you & the family on Black Stallion Ranch.Very pleased to see you loved the experience & the tropical ranch life style we have here. The Canopy is " one of a kind " and 100% safe for kids.We like to keep the horse back ride relaxed,slow & mellow.Next time we will BBQ up a storm for you &... More 

Boston
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

What can I say this place really has it all. Normally you hear of places that do adventure tours and provide food and don't expect all that much. Black Stallion changed all of that for us. We went back multiple times for BBQ and also did their zip line. The zip line was the best we've experienced so far on... More 

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the excellent review & great Zipline comments. We like to keep it exclusive & very relaxed so everyone can be in the moment & really enjoy the jungle, which is looking Amazon green right now.We loved " cooking up a storm " for u guys,total pleasure having u on Black Stallion.See u very soon.Cheers &... More 

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Address: The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 10 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8869 9765
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Villareal
Average Prices: USD 25 - 55
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 10 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Villareal
  • Phone Number: +506 8869 9765

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 55
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We specialize in small groups & also do special events for families & friends. ( What we do, is BBQ just for u.) The BBQ is outside in " the shack "under the stars, people relax in the Cafe & Saloon, which is a unique rustic wood design.The best way to descibe the set up is " Costa Rican cowboy Saloon with a surfer twist."We make every evening special & unique ! It is reservations only. Please book in advance. We start at 7 pm & BBQ the best local assorted meats,lomo,ribs,pork,steak,chorizo,ranch chicken & veggies. Then finish the evening with a tropical desert that's always a surprise, followed by a tropical blended some thing good. We start BBQ ing at 7pm. & The food is served no later than 7.30 Pm.We suggest people arrive at 6.30-7 Pm.The good news we have a new paved road so it's a quick trip from tamarindo.The BBQ dinners we do are a feast, so it's very unlikely u will leave hungry.See u soon & Pura Vida !

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