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El Avion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Costa Rican
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Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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Winnipeg
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a large restaurant with an extensive menu that includes many North American standards as well as some interesting local fare. We had grilled chicken which was sinewy, Caesar salad that was fine, chicken fingers, not as good as the Pizza Place down the road, and French fries that were only warm and of the pre-fab variety. Service was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the fettacini Alfredo and the view is sensational. I went back a second time to rinse and repeat

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Thank Danny M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What great place, awesome staff and a wonderful view of the ocean. I really enjoyed the place with my wife.

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Syney
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, the bar is built into an old De Havilland aircraft, gimmicky & touristy but the location is the key. Restaurant overlooks the Pacific and is an ideal spot for spectacular sunsets.

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Baltimore
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was just fun. We ate lunch there on her first day of arrival into Manuel Antonio. The large open spacious restaurant all outdoors. Great breeze from the ocean. Staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was fantastic.

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last time my family and I visited costa rica, we found this quaint restaurant made out of a plane and we (especially me) fell in love with the great food, service, friendly staff, and beautiful view. They even let you go inside the plane. 5 stars. I recommend this restaurant for anyone who plans on visiting Costa Rica.

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Thank Tyler K
Mokena, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a late lunch with my family here. The food was fantastic and the view is beautiful. Saw many monkeys too. Must stop here if in the area!

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Richmond BC Canada
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is a great place for a sunset meal. the food is good but not great (we preferred Cantina just down the road), service was good and the sangria was excellent

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were looking for a mid ranged place to have dinner one evening. This was the perfect spot ! We had gone to some of the high priced restaurants and to be honest not impressed . We figured lets just go to somewhere that looks fun. We had a great meal without a huge bill. Service was great as well.

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fairfield, ca
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at El Avion! Beautiful sunset, good food and amazing service from Gabriella! She was very attentive and helpful with food and drink suggestions. She even arranged us so she could take the perfect sunset picture of us! The fresh fish was delicious and the Melon shot after dinner was the perfeCT accompaniment to our dessert.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 3378

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
10 months ago
Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?