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El Pelicano

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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| Playa Herradura, Herradura 61101, Costa Rica
+506 2637 8910
11:30 am - 10:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 am
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ok, but only ok. Price was extortionate but that was our stupid fault because we only realised the conversion rate after ordering. To top the night off the golf buggy broke down on the way back and we had to push. On the bright side, fitty in a red dress. If she's there I recommend it

Thank Matthew B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the seven days I stayed at the Marriott, I went to this Resturant for three nights. The grilled whole red snapper and their ceviche were great. To top that the service we received from Henry at the restaurant for our group of eight was exceptional.

Thank Said M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We all had something different and all enjoyed our meals. Good value and comparable to US prices. Hoping to make it back before we leave.

Thank Kathleen E
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good prices, very fresh sea food, good service. The quality of the food is great and it´s right there on the beach.

Thank Natalia G
George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit Costa Rica (Herradura, Puntarenas province) my favorite restaurant is El Pelicano, where from the warm welcome & excellent service are always. Food selection is mainly sea food, but they have some other options, and although I have never asked, I'm sure they could accommodate almost any requests. 100% satisfaction guaranteed, a must visit while you're in... More 

Thank PamePal
Dallas, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The Mariscada was outstanding and the service was impeccable. El Pelicano was recommended by our driver and it did not disappoint.

Thank David R
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I wanted to try something simple and local, it looks like the menu was very complicated and expensive, for a lunch of 5 people I spent almost $200, the day after we went to another place, where I really found local food, fresh and delicious, I spent $65

Thank Marvich
Hector U, Propietario at El Pelicano, responded to this review

Thank for you comment, we try to be the most local restaurant that we can do beacuse we are proud of our traditions, The Pelicano is specialized in seafood but also we have a couple of dishes local like the Casado. We will take your comment in consideration for the new dishes we create. Pura Vida and thank you ! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Restaurants in Los Sueños and in the Los Sueños area are very expensive. This one is not the exception. Much better than the restaurants in Los Sueños, here you can eat very good seafood and pasta. Everything is very well done. However, prices are high. The restaurant is beach front but the place doesn't go with the prices. A must... More 

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Hector U, Propietario at El Pelicano, responded to this review

Thank you for you opinion, we are working in the structure of the restaurant, we are not a holiday resort, but we do the best effort to accomplish your desires. More 

Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from the state's and was referred to El Pelicano from the hotel staff. If your looking for atmosphere and great food, this is the place to go. We had the sea bass and the Mahi Mahi and it was to die for. Our waiter, Melvin was super and made the evening even more special. Go FCB Barcelona!

Thank Tom H
Hector U, Propietario at El Pelicano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you opinion, this is very important for us, we hope in a future you visit us again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Hotel Pelicano is the place to be!!! It's friendly atmosphere and beautiful beach is breathtaking....I can't say enough about the sunsets. Mikey and Dianna are the perfect host and hostess catering to your every need. I can't wait to go back! LOVE

Thank ontheblvd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Playa Herradura, Herradura 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Herradura
  • Phone Number: +506 2637 8910

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?