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El Pelicano

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Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Pacific Rim
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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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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't want to pay the high prices at Los suenos Marriott then check out the local restaurants on the beach for authentic cuisine for ten to 15 dollars for a meal which fits my teacher salary but treat yourself also to the marina restaurants.

Thank Dcemperor
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second trip to Pelicano's, both times we brought our fresh catch off of the boat for them to prepare and it was excellent. We highly recommend because of the excellent food, service, and setting!

Thank Ralph H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner but wished we had time to stop by earlier because the restaurant is across the beach. El Pelicano is beautiful and a 6 dollar ride from the Marina. We ordered the stuffed pepper, whole red snapper grilled and garlic octopus. Melvin was helpful as well as the other staff. Our bill came out to $60... More 

Thank BigAppleCheesecake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful local restaurant! We ate there 3 nights. Twice we brought in our own catch. They prepared amazingly!! Prices were great! $5 a person to cook us our lobster! Melvin is the best waiter!! So friendly and thoughtful!! Highly recommended! We will be back!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Medfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had both lunch and dinner here. If you are staying in Los Suenos you need to take the walk or drive over. Both meals were excellent and at a fair price. Service was good too. FIsh Taco's were very good. Also had a shrimp and pasta dish that was very taste. calamari was ok.

Thank Michael N
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with large group. Service was very good & delivery to table slow. Heads up, service is slow everywhere. Seems to be a CR pace. Food was good. I had lobster & it was very tasty. Others had fish & pasta & enjoyed it. Outside, wear off.

Thank Michael B
London, EN
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is right on the beach and the sunset was beautiful. The food was good too. We all had seafood dishes except my veggie daughter who had a rice dish. The food and setting was wonderful.

Thank Julia L
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

bring in your own catch. they can do anything with it short of reviving it!! great service, great food, incredible view.

Thank jjg46
Arroyo, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend a week in Herradura CR for my daughter 15 birthday and we visit the restaurant two times for dinner, the food was excellent and they are very nice people, In the last visit we get surprise when victor show up in our table with a piece of cake for my daughter with a candle. We recommend the place,... More 

Thank lunar012016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Los Suenos and El Pelicano was a short walk up the beach. We enjoyed the local beach goers and had lunch twice and dinner. The drinks were very good, food was fresh and cost was very reasonable. We had a great experience.

Thank BryonWolf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?