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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 good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“chicken” (52 reviews)
“bbq meats” (6 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time in Costa, had the privilege of going to the Black Stallion. Honestly some of the best food i have had period. Steak, pork, sausage, and the chicken was insane! Bbq pinapple the meal was incredible. The staff here are some of the friendliest...More

Thank Jay D
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous afternoon on Black Stallion we did the canopy for one hour rode horses for one hour then relaxed in the pool,then had dinner.Great time the kids are still talking about it.Thanks to the staff.Great time we will be back.

Thank dolpins
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Pleasure having the family Amigo.Great kids,they loved the zipping.Be great to have you in our Ranch community,let us know when u are back in beautiful Costa Rica,we will make another fiesta for you.Cheers! life is good here.Thanks again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve visited Costa Rica many times and wish I heard about this place sooner. Incredible food and beautiful vibes!

Thank duffyry420
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank so much for the review,we appreciate it! Yes we keep it rustic,laid back,low key,zero stress with good vibes & good fresh cooking.Thats Pura Vida.Thanks for visiting us.Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told by a friend to not miss this place. Alex and team were so amazing. We are in CR for my 40th bday and Alex did everything to do make it a day to remember. We zipped, ate and swam and they even...More

Thank StacyAndMikeL
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing us for your very special Birthday Stacy, Great fun lovin group,zipping in the morning rather than the afternoon was a good call. Plus a lunch & pool party is way more relaxed,more fun time. We will keep u posted on Casitas.Again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the BBQ Fiesta at Alex’s Ranch and had a great time! He picked us up in Tamarindo and drove us the few miles in a new shuttle bus. Once we got there they started bringing out food and it was all delicious. We...More

Thank Mark K
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Happy to see you enjoyed the BBQ dinner & cocktails after the rain storm.In May you never know after 4pm or 5pm it can pour.Best to do tours early.Whats amazing is that the jungles turns Amazon green so fast.Glad u enjoyed meeting the goats and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the zipline tour through Action Tours in Tamarindo (highly recommend), and we couldnt of asked for a better time at the Black Stallion. They pick you up in Tamarindo and the guy even dropped us off at the villa's we were staying at...More

Thank Morgan D
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Pleasure and thank you for the excellent review we appreciate.Zipping with us is super fun experience our guides are very professional & make sure u have a great time, we are Just 10 minutes from Tamarindo so no 1hr.Drive time.Also,u welcome to use the pool...More

Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

This review can’t do this night justice. We were picked up directly from our hotel and taken to the restaurant. We had the entire place to ourselves for the evening. It’s outside seating and bar. Fabio was such a fantastic host. The food was outstanding!...More

Thank John M
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the fantastic review.We love the low season, we get to slow down a wee bit & enjoy the company of our clients & amigos.Always plenty of BBQ on the grill & fresh veggies & salads,you will never leave Black Stallion ranch hungry,this...More

Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Our family of adults enjoyed the most amazing dinner at Black Stallion tonight! Alex picked us up at our resort and we enjoyed visiting with him and hearing about Black Stallion. We arrived to the most unique dinner spot that we’d ever experienced. Food and...More

Thank Kim M
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Thank you for the fab review,happy to see you loved our BBQ cooking style. I hope you got the girls surfing lessons,next time come zipping with us & we do a little surf adventure aswell.So great to have you all. The girls loved the kareoke...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018

Had an awesome time at Black Stallion. The horses are very well trained and responded to every command. Our guide, Marcos was excellent. The BBQ was by far the best I've ever experienced. The entire staff takes great pride in their work. There is a...More

Thank todd5280
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Big thanks for the great review.Happy to see you loved the horses and the ride with Marco.Yes our games room is a big hit with the kids, We now have some thing for everyone to enjoy.Next time bring the fam & we will do a...More

Reviewed May 6, 2018

Black Stallion is a great place to visit during a visit to Guanacaste!! Super place for locals as well! Absolutely the Best Bar B Que anywhere around! Great for Private Parties too! Had my son's 9th birthday there and it was a smashing success! Offers...More

Thank Joe B
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Pleasure having the Big Bash Party for Joey & his friends.That was a super fun afternoon,we do have a cool spot for Family events,every one had a blast. We can go up to 22 kids on the zipline in one tour,so next time lets get...More

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Joelleen S
December 1, 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Hi any medical cancelations are automatically credited or we can rescedual what ever you prefer. Pls.zlet us know pura buda.
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Judith G
October 21, 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Hi sure we can BBQ a special veggie dish for u Just let us know when? Thanks Pura Vida.
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $55
Cuisine
Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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