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El Norte Bar & Grill

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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10 steps from the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the private pier with ice cold Belikin. Rent a jetski and race with dolphins. Play horseshoes, corn hole, dice and darts.
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, Caribbean, Central American
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Parking Available, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being off the beaten path makes this place that much cooler. If you're exploring the island or fishing up north, this is a fun stop.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank xruth1250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Norte is filled with kind, fun staff and phenomenal food. The drink menu could be expanded upon, but is still very good. And the food is SO SO amazing! Fresh fish that you can catch and cook if you are staying at Playa Del...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kayla J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great placer a quick stop for a cold Belekin. Owner is a total character. Maybe a former pirate. Pretty salty guy. Funny but at the same time insulting. He has a ton of local knowledge. Be careful on spinning the wheel, you will get sucked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Aphroditeofthesea
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This place is pretty good. The food is very good and the staff are very nice. The only problem is the owner, Iz, sits on the corner of the bar chain drinking beer after beer, and chain smoking all while staring at you, watching you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed September 9, 2018

If you can picture a remote tiki bar frequented by world traveling characters of all types to share a tale, play some dominoes and enjoy turquoise waters steps away. El Norte is it. Be sure to order some shrimp seviche and stewed chicken!! Spin the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jmallory2018
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Spent a couple afternoons hanging at the bar and enjoying the surf. A great place to hang if you have some time to relax and enjoy the breeze.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SeanP329
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

The owner IZ taught us baby oil helps with sand flies showed us how to apply it had a ton of stories most may not be true. Beware of the drinking wheel!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank greallyqt
Reviewed March 24, 2018

It takes about an hour to get there from town, because the roads are ridiculous, especially when it's been raining. The bar is quaint on a secluded beach - we came there by accident on our first night, and did not realize it was a...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank coreec2015
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Close your eyes and imagine a beach bar in a song by Jimmy Buffett: a little shack on the sand, a convivial owner, and great food. Open your eyes and here it is. Chris will greet you with a shot of Red Cap ("Don't smell...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank twodox
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Chris, the owner, will make sure to take care of it. Very nice, local bar on the beach with great vibes! They are not on google maps, so make sure to research to to get there prior.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank AdriannaCzyzewski
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February 23, 2018|
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Response from shawndriatravels | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure. But you can ask the owner of El Norte ...Chris...he'll hook you up for sure! He's sweet even though he's Canadian!lllLOL!
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