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El Pelicano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican
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| Playa Herradura, Herradura 61101, Costa Rica
11:30 am - 10:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 am
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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383 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I was welcomed by the owners Diana and Mikey the staff Vanessa and all were amazing. You can tell they love what they do they gave wonderful advice of what and where to go and do. With all the people and tours coming and going they still had time to treat me like family! It's so hard to find a... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We love the food so we came back twice. It's a very tasty so the prices were not bad for the quality of the food.

Thank Eric F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

El Pelicano is a very quaint little seaside restaurant. The service here is very slow so make sure you have time. We had afternoon snack and cold beers. The views at sunset are fantastic. It's quite "rustic" so don't expect too much. I think they know they're the only other option in the area ($$) that is beachside yet not... More 

Thank Tim F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Best margaritas around. Food was delicious and we could drive our golf cart there. Melvin was awsome....Go Yankees

Thank Sandra L

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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
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 50626378910

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