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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

$$ - $$$Barbecue, ,
The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8869 9765
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken” (43 reviews)
“grilled meats” (9 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
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Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a terrific time zip lining at Black Stallion. Alex was a great host and made us feel very relaxed. The zip lining was well organized and safe, but still allowed for some edgy and adventurous experiences. The site seemed more secluded and off...More

Thank Robert V
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the great review.Yes we offer zip lining,2 hr. horseback riding, ATV tours and the BBQ.A pool barbecue with the family after a sunset zipline adventure is the way to go.Thanks for visiting us Amigos! See you soon. Pura Vida.

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Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

We booked a morning zipline and lunch online. Alex picked us up at our hotel and took us to the ranch. The First part of the adventure was ziplining. The guides were terrific. They gave us a mini training course before starting out. I was...More

1  Thank Nadine H
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2017

Pleasure having you on the ranch for zip & lunch.We had more tropical rain,so the jungle is now amazonian green & the animals are very happy.From now until thanks giving the jungle is buzzing with birds & howler monkies, plenty of nature to see on...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Black Stallion Ranch is an amazing place. The hospitality of Alex and all the staff is fantastic. We did a zipline course through the tree canopies around the property. The experience was exhilarating and extremely safe. It was an awesome way to see the jungle!...More

Thank Lucy N
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing us to zip line good time to be in the jungle,lots of rain brings beautiful plants and a super green jungle.Glad you enjoyed the vodka shots, next time stay for our BBQ & pool & relax pura vida style. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Black Stallion continues to delight! Even in the off-season we had an amazing BBQ, great company and a terrific time. The Karoke machine is a fantastic addition and new pool and constant improvements to the property provide a unique experience every time we go. And...More

Thank Micrn7
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Pleasure & thank you for the great review.Happy to see you enjoyed the evening.You guys are always good fun! You should have built your new casa on Black Stallion, that would have been way to go,then you could BBQ every night lol. Yes,the karaoke after...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is WOW!!! The Black Stallion Ranch is on 1500 acres of pure beauty and that's only the beginning. We scheduled zip line, horseback ride and lunch. Zip line was wonderful and exhilarating. The horseback ride through the property's trails and forest...More

Thank Mr P
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pleasure having you guys on the ranch.Very happy to see you loved the canopy & BBQ dinner, the low season great as it's super relaxed.You do have to work around the weather conditions in rainy season,thats part of the tropical adventure.Thank you for visiting us...More

Reviewed September 11, 2017

We had a great horseback ride through the jungle. It was just myself, my 2 boys, ages 11 and 8yrs, and our guide. We saw lots of howler monkeys and saw a beautiful view form the top of the mountain. The horses are healthy and...More

Thank Heather D
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thank you for visiting us & glad to see you enjoy the ride & BBQ lunch. Our horses are very well looked after & each ones a real character.Yes the new pool is great to take a dip after zipping or riding,you can always relax...More

Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Black Stallion Ranch in Costa Rica. Our party of 10 did the zip lining, it was a lot of fun. The amazing BBQ meal was fit for a king. Host Alex and his team really treat you special....More

Thank John G
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Big thank you for such a cool review & very nice to have you guys on Black Stallion Ranch again.Next time bring swim trunks for everyone & enjoy relaxing in the new pool. Also,thanks for booking well in advance,we appreciate that, pura vida to you...More

Reviewed August 31, 2017

Alex - the owner was an amazing host at his ranch. We came as a family of four and wanted an authentic Costa Rican BBQ. We got more!!!! From the time Alex picked us up and then we ate an amazing meal in a beautiful...More

1  Thank m0sberg
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Big thank you for contacting us,it was a pleasure meeting you all & great to chat. Happy to see you loved our BBQ style dinner & kareoke fun session, its always good to do some retro songs & be a rock star after dinner.Good fun!...More

Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a great place where adventure is abundant look no further! Our host Alex made our large group of seven feel like family! We started off zip lining and the scenery is like something you'd only dream of seeing on Nat Geo,...More

Thank Chelsea V
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you for the exellent review.So great to meet you all and such go for it kids! We love families that are so adventurous & fun.Lets get the little ones surfing, they are the perfect age to start ripping up the surf.Happy to see you...More

Reviewed August 21, 2017

We thought since this was rated No.1 for Tamarindo, we'd have to check it out. We originally had zip lining and horseback riding in addition to dinner planned, but the weather didn't cooperate so we settled for Alex picking us up at the hotel. He...More

Thank Spines
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Big thank you for the great review.So sorry about the rainy afternoon,when it rains it pours here,so would not have been much fun for the kids.Its best to do zipping and horse back riding in the mornings in the rainy season.Yes,we are mastering our farm...More

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Judith G
October 21, 2017|
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Response from Mr P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure where Bahia del Sol is in relation to Black Stallion however if reasonably close, Alex, the owner, can have someone pick you up. If not, cab is best. Enjoy, we did!
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macyeve
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Yes we can best to zip in the morning or earley afternoon then ATV @ 3 pm then BBQ we will e mail u - thanks Pura Vida!
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Robert W
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Hi thank you for contacting us.Yes we can pick u up in Tamarindo Direa Hotel no prob.We will BBQ up a great evening for u. Pls.let us know if its a special b-day or event. Pura Vida Amigos!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $55
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Villareal
  • Phone Number: +506 8869 9765
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Description
We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We specialize in small groups & also do special events for families & friends. ( What we do, is BBQ just for u.) The BBQ is outside in " the shack "under the stars, people relax in the Cafe & Saloon, which is a unique rustic wood design.The best way to descibe the set up is " Costa Rican cowboy Saloon with a surfer twist."We make every evening special & unique ! It is reservations only. Please book in advance. We start at 7 pm & BBQ the best local assorted meats,lomo,ribs,pork,steak,chorizo,ranch chicken & veggies. Then finish the evening with a tropical desert that's always a surprise, followed by a tropical blended some thing good. We start BBQ ing at 7pm. & The food is served no later than 7.30 Pm.We suggest people arrive at 6.30-7 Pm.The good news we have a new paved road so it's a quick trip from tamarindo.The BBQ dinners we do are a feast, so it's very unlikely u will leave hungry.See u soon & Pura Vida !
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