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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly

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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
$25 - $55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch
Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican
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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I wanted to get some great local food and enjoy the Costa Rican outdoors. We found both at Black Stallion. Alex, Fabio and the rest of the staff are fantastic hosts! Our afternoon started with a nice horseback ride with our engaging...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank aricf
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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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank JoeB2791
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

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Black Stallion was awesome. We ride horses up the mountain then took 9 different zip lined down. Had a delicious BBQ meal. Alex and his staff were the best

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank diwalery
Reviewed 5 days ago

I do extensive research before booking any tour and Black Stallion had excellent reviews. I can attest to the fact that I would not have wanted to go horseback riding anywhere else. Alex greeted us warmly with fresh juice before we headed out into the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank northofthe49thparall
Reviewed 6 days ago

Would love to go back for another meal here. Great staff, owner, food and atmosphere. So relaxing. We also did the zipline (right under monkeys!) and the horseback ride. Great place to visit!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Diane R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't have zip lined without my guide Marcos. I chose Black Stallion for my 60th birthday, first time zip lining. I freaked out when we got to the top of the mountain- what a fabulous view while STANDING, but was wanting to back out...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sarita1260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black stallion and all of its staff are truly amazing. We did zip lining, atv tour and the bbq and loved every minute. Alex himself was there to pick us up and drop us off at our hotel as well as recommend a great lunch...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kirsten0126
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of our trip to Costa Rica! The setting, staff and food were excellent. It is a must the next time we are in Costa Rica.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kelly P
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review and for visiting us. Riding horses on the ranch staring @ 3.30pm into the sunset is super beautiful.Happy to see you loved the ride & BBQ dinner.Next time do the zipping,bring swim trunks & take a dip...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic afternoon/ evening at the Black Stallion Ranch. Staff were so friendly, accommodating, professional with our party of nine. Our group ranged from age 6 to adult and the guys ensured we had a super fun and safe day. Our youngest was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Eaoconnor
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and for the great review,most appreciated.The kids were so great riding horses,We also have many kids zipping wth our guides and going tandem,they can do the canopy tour next time.Happy to see you loved the BBQ dinner on the big...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four did a sunset horseback ride and dinner on 1/4/19. This place is amazing. Alex, the owner, provided us with transportation to and from the ranch. The guide was knowledgeable and the horses were great. The dinner after was fresh and delicious...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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December 26, 2018|
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Response from maxlaguna | Reviewed this property |
You can go to the official Black Stallion site at blackstallionhills and click on Activities. There are some combo packages you can book that will combine various activities like Horseback Riding, Zip Lining, ATV and of... More
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.
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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