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El Avion

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$$ - $$$
Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went there at 4:30 and i wanted to wait till the sunset that was at 5:30. I had a table near the corner to see the sunset and the sun was so intense. We change to another table farther away and told the waiter if we can reserve that table that we were leaving. He told us that we... More 

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Thank Verogg07
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's really a beautiful place for dinner and the food is good, my only problem was with the waiter on the floor upstairs, big man, but not nice at all and very bad service. After waving during 15mn while he was eating in front of the bar and chatting with people I finally got up to go pay my bill... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty unique place, the bar in the plane is cool, we sat up top and had a beautiful sunset with drinks and apps.. Worth going.

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Thank Rob R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ordered a burger well done. It came out completely red in the center. The waiter tried to tell me that Black Angus will never turn brown when cooked. Funny, I order black angus in the States and never have this problem so I asked for the Manager. The Manager explained to me that they can cook it all day... More 

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Richmond
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there to have a drink and check out the view. Cool place. Def worth a visit. Only had appetizer and it was good. Service was fast and the view is really good. The story of the bar and the airplane make it really cool.

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Thank Tim C
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best part about El Avion is the view. The food is OK. The wait staff is flat. Overpriced for the quality. Great for tour groups but not for me

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was skeptical about going as there were some adverse reviews about service and the prices. We had a great seat, the service was excellent, as good as anywhere in Costa Rica and the food was very good. We all had the seafood special, which was a delight. Would definitely come back and dine here again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fun place to eat dinner. The sunset is really nice here. The food and drinks were good. The plane is fun to see, you can even sit in the cockpit. You can make reservations. Ask for a table by the edge to see sunset. Across the street is a fun bar with a pool.

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Thank Cindy N
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stumbled upon this delightful restaurant as we drove to our hotel near the entrance to Parque Manuel Antonio. Our kids loved running around the airplane bar, and the view was breathtaking. Our lunch was delicious- salad with fresh tuna, rice with seafood, and chicken fingers for the kids. We had fresh smoothies, and attentive, quick service. Highly recommend!!

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Thank karag1212
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First the good: The restaurant had a very nice view and the service was fine. Now the bad: This really was my worst tasting meal in costa rica. I don't know if it was an off day in the kitchen, or if I came in during swing shift but the food was very bad. To start, I had a pina... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?