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El Avion

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Km. # 5 | Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos, Costa Rica
+506-2777-3378
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I were lucky to arrive early enough to get a prime seat overlooking the ocean. The food and drinks were delicious, the staff members were prompt, friendly and helpful with questions about the menu. BA beautiful sunset was we enjoyed by all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a morning at the spa. The views were amazing and their blended drinks were so delicious. The pain killer and the pura Vida were so smooth. We ate the grilled tuna salad and chicken nachos. Out daughter had the fish fingers. All were yummy but the chicken nachos lacked much chicken. We would definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner and watched the sunset. Saw a sloth in a nearby tree and macaws flying around. Food was quite good (I had fish), but I was really focused on the view. Just beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great choice to cool off and enjoy lunch after our group had parasailed on the beach. The views are incredible and being able to tour inside the plane was great fun. I had wanted to stop in on my other 2 trips to Manuel Antonio so was glad to have the chance to do so this trip!

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Mclean, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun for the kids - food was fine and seems like it would have a good bar scene, though we were there for lunch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this place because there is a plane as its setting. But the plane is probably the highlight of this restaurant. For a family of seven, we ordered the fresh catch of the day, which was a red snapper which was accompanied by small shrimp, white rice and vegetables in a white wine garlic sauce. The fish was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here for dinner a few nights ago and while the food is average the restaurant does have a great, quirky atmosphere. The huge aeroplane in the restaurant is great fun. We sat upstairs and had an awesome view of a spectacular sunset.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here mostly because we were too exhausted walking up and down the road to settle on anywhere else, but we were overall rather happy we did. The food was perfectly fine, even on the good side. But the prices were a bit higher than we'd have expected, especially once you factor in the extra service charge and tax.... More 

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Kentor47, Manager at El Avion, responded to this review

The reason we put both prices on our menu is so that folks realize there is a 23% total service and tax charge that we are required by law to charge. So happy that you enjoyed the over all experience More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Out of all the places I ate on this trip, the most memorable and by far my favorite. Obviosuly the airplane is very cool, but food was great and the view off the back is amazing. Something I will never forget about my trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

always stop by there to show people the place.. really cool concept.. food is ok not bad not amazing but not complaining.. I must say its a nice view but so many places have great views.. the reason for the 3 star is due to service..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Costa Rican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. # 5 | Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506-2777-3378

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?