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El Gran Escape

$$ - $$$
Seafood, International, Costa Rican, Central American
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Costa Rica | Quepos Center, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We ate at this restaurant our first night in Costa Rica. The mojito was wonderful! One of our party had Red Snapper and said it was dry. Two others had Chicken Marsele - looked good - on a huge plate of mashed potatoes. I had Costa Rican Rice with chicken. It was good. We tried to pay with our credit... More 

Thank jawsco
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Fun, easy going place to eat. Everyone was pleasant and professional. The food was great. I would go here again.

Thank Amy H
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We asked our resort if they had a suggestion for a restaurant where we could have dinner. They recommended El Gran Escape. It turns out that they were correct. The restaurant is near the ocean in Quepos. It is down the street from the Best Western and the new BLU hotel. It is an open air restaurant. The restaurant had... More 

Thank Paul K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Great Atmosphere and great drinks. Very close to the beach. I did not try the food but looked good. Locals hang out at el gran escape

1 Thank Darla R
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

We were warmly welcomed and seated at a comfortable table. Leo, our server, looked after us well and explained some items on the menu. The food was tasty and the serving size was quite large. Best burger I've had in a long time. Service was attentive without being intrusive. I thought their prices were a good value.

1 Thank Stratfordcouple
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had dinner here and both fish dishes were very good. Our server was super friendly and worked hard to please us. Prices were average for this area and we would come back.

1 Thank flluvs2travl
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

A group of seven of us tried this place. Fish tacos were one of the specials and they were excellent.

Thank FalloverDave
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious, however, it is a bit pricey about 15-24/person. Overall, food was delicious, service was great, and I would recommend it.

Thank Kadee C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

There were 6 of us for dinner. We started of with some mojitos, which I really enjoyed. The cevice is quite good. I had the hook ( fish sandwich), very fresh. My sister had the seafood dinner special ($23)...she loved it. Most menu items were less then that. The brownie sundae was to die for!!!!

Thank NJgirlonthego
Dalhousie, NB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Went here in the afternoon, great location, fun menu, and the food was really good. The restaurant is nice and open, quiet big. I had the best tuna salad ever, would certainly recommend it! Husband had the fish stew that was really tasty! Would recommend for a casual good meal

Thank cajunsnowdog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, International, Costa Rican, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costa Rica | Quepos Center, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 7850
El Gran Escape is proud of our long tradition of using local produce and seafood, and homemade tortillas, bread, desserts, as well as our commitment to being involved in the local community.

We use only biodegradeable and recycled to-go containers and paper products, as well as a variety of other sustainable and eco-friendly practices. We hope you love your time in Costa Rica and hlep us do our part to keep this beautiful country Green!

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