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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Everything here was great! From the moment Alex picked us up at our hotel to the moment he dropped us off it was wonderful. We arrived to the ranch and were amazed by how beautiful the property was. The atmosphere was so welcoming. The staff was great, and the service was wonderful. The drinks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Everything here was great! From the moment Alex picked us up at our hotel to the moment he dropped us off it was wonderful. We arrived to the ranch and were amazed by how beautiful the property was. The atmosphere was so welcoming. The staff was great, and the service was wonderful. The drinks and food were fantastic, you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you have only one day for adventure excursions, please do yourself a favor and call Alex at Black Stallion. His team is world known for a reason. They are experts at hospitality, and will make you never want to leave. As a matter of fact, if you only want dinner or lunch, call and schedule a meal. Hands down,... More 

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

Thank you for the great review.Pleasure having your family zipping & riding the horses & for BBQ lunch.Very happy to see you loved our Ranch style cooking,nice to see such big smiles ! The little one loved riding Mappa, the painter ponie,she did not want to get off & would have ridden Mappa all afternoon.Thank you for visiting us &... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After doing two of the activities one day, zip lining and monkey jungle, we decided to return just the next day to horseback ride and eat BBQ for the full experience; only half just wasn't enough. Alex's great personality reflects in all of the activities and people that work with him on the ranch; you feel at home immediately! Alex,... More 

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

Big thanks for such a great review,we appreciate! Very glad to have you back on black stallion for the 2 Time to ride & BBQ lunch.We have a new horse that joined the family yesterday, he's big & all muscle, the guys call him 4x4. Pleasure having you on the ranch & we look forward to seeing u again in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Alex and his crew made all four experiences (zip line, monkey walk, horseback, and bbq lunch) extraordinary with they're authentic friendliness and knowledge of the area. I highly recommend any and all of Black Stallions services!

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Crown Point, Indiana, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is not a restaurant, this is the most unique experience of your life. Alex is amazing!! You feel like you are with a friend the whole time. His crew is indescribable. You are treated like a king from the moment he picks you up. We spent the day in Tamarindo and he picked us up and took us to... More 

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

Thank you for the exellant review, we do appreciate. Being on the ranch just before a tropical storm & zipping just before the rain is an adventure, the animals get excited as fresh rain brings fresh food for them.Great to see you enjoyed the ranch & the BBQ dinner.Pleasure having you. Pura Vida & Cheers! More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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
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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 

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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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