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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We read the great reviews for this restaurant and stopped in for lunch. We were the only people there. Our server was nice. However, for such an empty restaurant, we had to keep looking for him when we needed condiments, more water, etc. We found the food to be fine, but it was not special. We were starving so we... More 

Thank Mabel8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, International, Costa Rican, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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?