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Tilapias El Pavon


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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Privately owned local restaurant in the forest. 4 km from Costanera in South direction, entrance to the left hand before the Punta Mala bridge
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Costa Rican, Seafood, South American, Central American
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

This place charges WAY too much. The food was just OK - and that isn’t even considering that my entire family got diarrhea after eating this food. Our bill was like $50! For lunch, 2 people and a child! Absurd. Pay the 1000 colones to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Zepcat
Reviewed February 19, 2019

This place is a little out of the way but great! You can fish in the ponds below the restaurant (just for fun) while a fresh tilapia is fried up on the wood fire in the restaurant. A real slice of Costa Rica with some...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DJMaxNYC
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

The menu is as small as the choices. The service is slow and inattentive. When we claimed that the portions are to small, they brought additional fries. And charged 12$ for that. For a small meal with drinks for two people the bill was 48$....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Los N
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

This sustainable tilapia farm not only offers tasty food, but also the unique experience of being able to see where your food is grown and harvested. Great experience and lunch for our whole family!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Cindarae
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

The waterfall and gardens are awesome enough but this place also farms tilapia, has cabinas to rent, protects a tree that is over 200 years old, and has a bar/restaurant. I really enjoyed the easy walk around the place. Even petted a few horses and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank nxt2nature
Reviewed August 25, 2017

The gardens are just lovely, definitely deserves a pitstop. We had lunch here and our kids were able to fish while waiting for the food. Its a great family run place.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank TuAnh78
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Simple menu with big flavor. Choose from chicken or tilapia. Perfect portion size. Everything was absolutely delicious. The seating area is a beautiful covered patio overlooking a tilapia pond and gorgeous gardens. I saw a black iguana here for the first time. During our dinner...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank doormouse25
Reviewed July 16, 2017

But, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ;) We had such a wonderful experience at Tilapias El Pavon. A young man met us at the tilapia pools and taught us how to fish. He was very helpful and patient....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Lia W
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We had gone up to visit the amazingly beautiful waterfalls that are just before the restaurant on the way up a steep mountain road. Because the road was so steep, we parked on the flat plateau where the restaurant with surrounding gardens and fisheries are...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

After some of the strenuous hikes to some other waterfalls, this one was a pleasure to stroll to!! We swam in the pools under the waterfall to cool off. Then had a kicking lunch of fresh tilapia. It's very peaceful & beautiful. Not a lot...More

Date of visit: March 2017
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We rented a 4 wheel drive vehicle but all of our driving was in the lower pacific coast area. Here the main roads were paved and quite good. All roads off the main road are dirt and stone and sometimes quite rugged. In... More
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