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El Avion

Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood curry” (33 reviews)
“fajitas” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 2,653 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was amazing, I would definitely recommend the Vodka Pasta and Arroz con Camarones. Prices are align with food quality. You get to have a nice view as well.

Thank JuliyJavi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant offers a beautiful view of the coast so it's worth checking out. The food portions are big and the service very friendly but the dishes didn't blow are socks of for their price.

Thank zaziezu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The ambiance and views are great, the food is ok, and the locals say it's hit or miss. Went for dinner plenty of choices for adults and kids. The drinks are on the strong side which normally I dig but they were a bit strong...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We only had lunch there. The food was ok at best. The views were lovely. The plane was interesting and fun to see how they built the place in and around it. It was also fun to hear the Iran-Contra connection.

Thank AnneSchmitt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a pasta to go and I took a small bite and did a happy dance it was soooo good lol. The staff was very nice and we had a great drink it was strong and delicious.

Thank Domnique C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food and service at the restaurant are decent. Skip the pasta dishes, go with the seafood - fresh caught fish or the rice with seafood. The plane is a fun prop, and a snapshot of history...frozen in time. The interior of the plane is...More

Thank sandybdr
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you remember Oliver North and the Iran-Contra scandal, you will be fascinated by this restaurant in Manuel Antonio built around a cargo plane shot down during this era. Even if you don't remember this bit of American history, it is very cool to see...More

Thank TulipL0ver
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had to try this place out! It is a great one time experience if you are in the area. The food was ok, the drinks were average as well. We would probably not go back for a meal, but a drink & appetizer. It...More

Thank Texas4kiddos
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family passed this restaurant while we were walking and thought it looked amazing with a whole plane body and you walk in the door of the plane to get into the restaurant. We walked up and read the newspaper article posted about the history...More

Thank jelico8
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pricy, but nice dinner with extended family on vacation in Manuel Antonio. The owner somehow bought an airplane used in the Ollie North/Contra scandal and brought it to the hilltop, just a bit from the hotel we stayed in. It is covered,...More

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Questions & Answers
Ashley B
January 18, 2017|
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Response from Ken T | Property representative |
I will check my emails again, but I usually answer all emails four times a week. In the meantime, just send an email,to my personal email and we will go from there. Apparently email addresses are not allowed in this format... More
Helen B
June 21, 2016|
Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! And if anyone in your party speaks Spanish, you will be great. If not, just go prepared to have something written in Spanish. They will cater to whatever you need.
March 3, 2016|
Response from Serge M | Reviewed this property |
depends on the season, in other words by Peak Season You should make reservations or during weekends on High Season
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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