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El Velero Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Costa Rican, American, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The good here is very fresh and delicious, our first meal was "Taco Tuesday" the offered 3 beautiful tacos with crispy floor tortillas, we had the trio combo, fish, chicken, & beef, absolutely delicious! The restaurant was filled with people totally enjoying their sunset dinner. May I recommend their fruity margaritas? Our factors was the passion fruit or the mango... More 

Thank unimichael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just spent a fantastic night at El Velero on their BBQ night! Wonderfull setting good food and excellent service. The filet mignon is really good and the potato was perfect. Will go back for sure wednesday and saturday night! Kids loved the ribs too..

Thank Lucbou7
Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Had couple of beers, the nachos, very meager seafood soup, burger, chicken stir fry, tropical sandwich, french toast, cereal and tea. The only thing that was decent was the French toast. Total: $100! Grateful that the questionable seafood didn't get me sick. Was too desperately hungry, also got nachos which mostly came from squeeze bottles. Gross. Was more tempting to... More 

Thank Nancy W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We had the easy stuff, grilled cheese sandwich and burger. Service was excellent, on Taco Tuesday we came down wanting something to eat in our room, unlike the Sandbar restaurant who turned us away on their barbeque night for asking for something vegetarian instead these guys whipped me up something. Great group of people there!

Thank pnang111
West Bay, Honduras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Love this place, server always smiling and friendly! Good food choices and always hit the spot. Nice surroundings.

Thank pamelacr
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The tacos are out of this world. Quick service - great tacos. Three tacos - beef, chicken, and fish. Go every Tuesday you are in Playa Hermosa...

Thank Jay B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

They have a rather decent Bar B Q once a week. Pretty tasty and reasonably priced. Outside dining right on the beach

Thank lonnieh891
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant and the staff are lovely too !!! Positioned right on the beach with lovely ocean views, outside surrounds have lovely flower displays and statues, which of a night time is all lit up. The restaurant is always busy but never too long to wait if a table isn't available !! But be warned the food is... More 

Thank Pamtonylondon
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Food was prepared when ordered and was of good quality--- Wait staff was excellent and more than accommodating.

Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We enjoyed their Costa Rican breakfast, and BBQ night on Wednesday whole red snapper We enjoyed their Costa Rican breakfast--their coffee is awesome!! Wednesday night BBQ whole red snapper is fab:)

Thank 332jajo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Costa Rican, American, Seafood, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?