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El Velero Restaurant

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Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Saturday night barbecue

My wife and I came for the Saturday barbecue. She enjoyed a grilled red snapper that was perfectly cooked and I had the barbecued ribs. The meals were very good, the service was good and the restaurant is right on the beach. This is a nice little casual place with good food and a great location .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Craig V
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Brecksville, Ohio
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Brecksville, Ohio
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I came for the Saturday barbecue. She enjoyed a grilled red snapper that was perfectly cooked and I had the barbecued ribs. The meals were very good, the service was good and the restaurant is right on the beach. This is a nice little casual place with good food and a great location .

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Thank Craig V
Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Velero is always busy on Taco Tuesday so will advise you make reservations. Choice of three fish, chicken or beef tacos or you can have one of each. They will even make a vegetarian tco if you ask. Friendly service and right on Hermosa Beach

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Thank SandVWtravels
Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent menu geared toward North American tastes while preserving typical local flavors and ingredients.

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Thank ssmynkint
Leonia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing like having breakfast on the beach. On of the best Houveos Rancheros I have had in some time. Heard the BBQ is good. Will be trying it out later this week

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Thank Pat B
MARMORA
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at El Velero during the week of Jan 22-29. There was an outdoor BBQ grill sending great smells our way and drawing us in. The location is right off the beach, facing the ocean and sunsets. We were a group of four adults eating together. We all enjoyed appetizers to start . For dinner, two of us ordered... More 

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Thank Travellingtrev66
Guelph, Canada
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The El Velero restaurant at the El Velero Hotel is wonderful. The food is fresh and good. Portions are generous. The wait staff is friendly and helpful and speak english. Don't miss the BBQ every Wed and Saturday nights. Excellent MahiMahi on the grill. Get there early to get a table. Good breakfast, lunches and dinners all days of the... More 

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Thank Julie D
Timmins, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went twice in 10 days - once for taco night (well worth it, but FYI on Tuesday taco nights you cannot order anything else off the menu) and once for dinner off the regular menu. Service was quick, prices were reasonable and the beach setting is ideal.

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Thank WpgGwd
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in a private home in Playa Hermosa. We would wander down to the beach and hang here for beers, margs or nachos. Just off their patio are the best massages on the beach. Johan gave the best massage. She was a delight and give a great massage for $35. Unreal!!! Request Johan!!!

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Thank Ann B
Fairfield, Connecticut
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170 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ribs and BBQ. My wife loved the BBQ grilled Red Snapper during our dinner. There are ceiling fans to keep you cool and the restaurant is located right at the beach. There is ample private parking. The staff was very attentive and friendly. I can only imagine how nice the ocean view would be during the day. The bill... More 

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Birkenfeld, Germany
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice and clean place where to eat. The food is really good and in a good amount. If you are chilling at the beach and want to grab some food, this is your place! Enjoy

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Thank tavo132

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?