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El Velero Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Costa Rican, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I recommend you go on the barbecue night. I had the grilled red snapper. Fresh food good priced. Prepared to perfection. Wish I took a picture.

Thank Anne H
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is part of the hotel. We were there in low season, so few customers were around. The food is good home cooking with a slight nod to the cook's Costa Rican roots and local seafoods. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Outdoor bbq grill nites W&Sat, taco Tuesdays (very good crisp fried flour tortillas). Unlike most places around... More 

Thank wavemuxer
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Ate alot at this place while staying here. Breakfast is $10 a plate, lunch is $7 to $15, dinner, $15 to $20. Five days except 1 lunch and 1 dinner was $440, no alcohol (felt was what I planned on). Standout was the fried fish for lunch. Wings are good too. All the food on the beach is same quality... More 

Thank Aaron F
Dallas, Texas
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Luis is an awesome waiter, he even called a dive shop for us while we waited for dinner. Do taco Tuesday! A must and so, so good! Food is simple and fresh. Lots of places say they are fresh but are frozen. Went here multiple times and intend on going a couple more times, too.

Thank BL C
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Nice beach restaurant with great breakfasts.If you are looking for a good steak and eggs and a Bloody Mary I recommend them.

Thank Robert A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 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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18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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

Thank pamelacr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Costa Rican, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, 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?