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Equus Bar, BBQ and Restaurant

Outside Nuevo Arenal 15 Km, Tilaran 50801, Costa Rica
+506 8389 2669
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (9 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
“beans” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Barbecue, Costa Rican, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
Outside Nuevo Arenal 15 Km, Tilaran 50801, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been living full time in Costa Rica since 1992 and Equus was the first restaurant I have visited and am still visiting on a regular basis. The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable and the portions are large. What else can you...More

Thank CREL2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the area and wanted to experience a local restaurant! So pleased we chose this place as it was a fun place to eat with great BBQ! We had the mixed plate which was more than adequate for the two of us!...More

Thank Corrib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is decieving. Does not look like much and located a bit out of the way BUT this is incredible BBQ! Not just an open pit, but a. Ekaborate, homemade pit that delivers. You will not be disappointed.

Thank JHG760
Reviewed March 21, 2018

My family and I stopped here for lunch on the drive from La Fortuna to Monteverde and I am sooooo glad we stumbled upon this place. I think it was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The food was so simple but so...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

This was recommended by the manager of the house we renter and thank god he did. We order the mixture plate with short ribs, chicken, steak and rice and bean with home made tortillas. Amazing meal for the end of an amazing day. Thank you...More

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed October 23, 2017

We asked the girls where we stayed were to eat, they referred us here. I had tilapia filets and husband had the BBQ pork. It was fantastic and we even had leftovers. They smoke the meat in front of you, and scenery is the jungle.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

This is a cute but rustic little restaurant that you might miss if you drive too fast around the lake. All of their meat is cooked over an open wood fired grill and is so darn delicious! You always see a lot of locals here...More

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited for lunch en route between Arenal and Monteverde. The BBQ was excellent with very tasty ribs and steak as well an addictive onion and chile pickle and standard trimmings of patacones, salad etc. We were lucky enough to sit upstairs so we ate...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The food is really tasty, portions are large, and the open air layout is really inviting. Instead of sitting on chairs you sit on stumps, but this place is great. Easily the best BBQ in the area.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Since this was our last dinner in Costa Rica, we wanted to have a great dinner. This restaurant was recommended by friends. Our group ordered the platter of meat along with rice and beans and salad. The food was great - we were not disappointed...More

Thank joanne516
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Barbecue, Costa Rican, South American, Central American
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Outside Nuevo Arenal 15 Km, Tilaran 50801, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tilaran
  • Phone Number: +506 8389 2669
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