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El Pelicano

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$$ - $$$
Latin, 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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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cool place around the corner from the marriot. Along the beach..nice vibe.been there forever..check it out man..can't go wrong

Thank harrygonzo
Houston, Texas
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159 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I, as well as three friends, ate here for New Year's Eve. Overall, we had a very nice meal. Nothing better than a steak and lobster dinner a few steps from the beach. Overall, definitely worth visiting. Good food and service. Recommended.

Thank Matt_UKTX
Toronto, On
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner tonight. Fabulous location! The beach is beautiful and the sunset was amazing. The food was great. Strawberry daiquiris were tasty.

Thank beachlaura
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice dinner one evening! Lobster, steak, and wine were amazing but the blackened MahiMahi was beyond delicious! Great service and the pricing was reasonable.

Thank JesseK9315
El Campo, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone tried different dishes and they were all good. Right on the beach, recommended by our hotel. Food was a little pricey, drinks reasonable. Skunk came across and nipped at my daughters foot before scooting down the road. Waiter said it comes by daily but never ventured into the restaurant. Watch your surroundings!!

Thank 945rose
Midland, Texas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called at around 9:25pm and asked when they closed they said at 10:00pm. We showed up they close kitchen at 9:30pm.

1 Thank slice107
Simi Valley, California, United States
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been around for a number of years and is right on the beach in Herradura. The food is good, but it is a little pricey. Service is usually fairly good. Good selection of different dishes to choose from. Worth a try.

Thank Dave Z
Destin, Florida
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We should have listened to the taxi driver and gone elsewhere!! The sea bass was good, but very small portion. I ordered a glass of wine and returned it, it definitely had gone bad! The waiter would not remove it from the bill. We will not return!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent dinner there. Three of us had something different and everyone was impressed. The view is fabulous too!

Thank Sherri H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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

2 Thank Matthew B

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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
Latin, 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
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?