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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Villareal $$ - $$$ 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” (38 reviews)
“salads” (24 reviews)
“steak” (27 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 yesterday

My wife and I are zip line junkies after our visit to Black Stallion. This was our first of 3 zip lines we did, It was also the best. So unique and different. First you are driven in the back of a truck up to...More

Thank zipit80
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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

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Black Stallion Ranch was the highlight of our trip to Tamarindo. Alex and all the staff really took care of our family and ensured that we had the best time. Ziplining was such a wonderful experience and then the wonderful freshly cooked BBQ lunch served...More

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review and very happy to see you enjoyed zipping in the jungle & our BBQ lunch with the family,so sorry about the down pour of rain after lunch,it rained even harder after you guys took off.So waiting until the storm...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

As a lifelong Texan and avid griller, I know food. This food holds it's own with any grill I've been around (including my own). The sides were solid and the sangria was flowing. If you don't like sangria, no sweat there are other options. All...More

Thank Jeff A
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Jeff you guys were such a cool group, the evening had to be a totally fun night. Appart from the fact that your amigo is well on his way to being a Texas rock star. The girls also rocked the Karaoke, very talented...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our son lives in Tamarindo and we have visited five times in the past 12 months. The best food and the most fun we've had, by far, was the Black Stallion. The first time my son, wife and I simply had dinner at the Cafe....More

Thank JeffElaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great little cafe for a quick bite to eat after a few hours of surfing. I would highly recommend the surfing in Tamarindo. Surf's up!!More

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

Thank you for the cool surfs up review. Great that u popped in after surfing Avallanas. Oh yeh, great waves around here,tropical & dreamy morning surf sessions.A pleasure to meet u both.Next time your in this neck of the woods, better make a reservation &...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my family (mom, dad, husband and brother), to Tamarindo, Costa Rica for my mom's 55th birthday and we had an amazing time all around, but we all agree that our favorite part of the trip was when we visited Black Stallion. When we...More

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

Thank very much for an amazing review which really explains the zip & BBQ in such good detail.What we try to do is give visitors not just a beautiful zipline tour but more of a complete Guanacaste ranch experience.Most ziplines companies are very fast tours,all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great BBQ evening at Black Stallion. Food was really fab - big thanks to Nancy and her team in the kitchen. Great crowd in tonight (this was my 5th time there). Alex is an awesome host and he kept the drinks flowing along with the...More

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

Hi Jenny Thank you for the great review and for your support over the years,we appreciate. Happy to see you loved Nancys Costa Rican style cooking & the way we BBQ ed your Filette Migon steak with the spicey mango sauce,thats the one you loved...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Black Stallion is the place to go for adventure. Whether it’s great views, horseback riding, ATV, barbecue, or ziplining, you’ll find it all here. Professional guides that are committed to safety and fun will take you on one of the best zip courses in all...More

Thank tperkin2
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a nice review.We appreciate you taking the time out to do it, as we know your a bizzy person looking after lots of cute animals.Its a pleasure having you all on the ranch,what a great family u have.You are almost like...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You arrive at a wonderfully private estate in the jungle of Tamarindo with beautiful imported black stallion statues decorating the property. Then you arrive at an outside property with a pool, bar, and very welcoming "staff". The "staff" made us feel like we were being...More

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

Hola Amigos.Thank you for the great review, we appreciate you taking the time. What a fun loving group, you guys were a pleasure from the minute you arrived until we took you home.Great to see such a tight international group of good friends,goodtimes. Happy to...More

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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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jenifer2015
June 22, 2016|
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Response from rodthelmick | Reviewed this property |
I believe 16. We had younger kids age 10, 11 and they had to ride with us
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $55
Cuisine
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, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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