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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%
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“chicken” (46 reviews)
“bbq meats” (5 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun place! We ate here one night with great homemade food and super kind and fun staff! We came back and did their Zip Lines which was amazing! 9 lines above and through the jungle. A real Costa Rican experience! Loved it here...More

Thank Kim K
thesurfercowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review.Very happy to see you loved the Ranch and our BBQ cooking style.We like to keep it rustic Costa Rican.Zipping with us is an exclusive and relaxed fun time.We are not a big machine,we are all about families & friends....More

Restaurant's Favorite
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 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 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for authentic and delicious food, the black stallion is the place to go. They had an amazing meal with an assortment of options especially barbecue! The meal felt as if it was home cooked. Not only was the meal great, but...More

Thank Gobeavs2299
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Big thank you for the great review, yes we cook fresh every day using the best local ingredients, that’s why we like bookings well in advance. Then you get the best Pura Vida experience. Thanks again Amigos.Enjoy beautiful Costa Rica!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place!! Staff friendly and outgoing, hosted group of 5 of us on our last day and was by far the highlight of our trip. After an awesome zip line course, the food served was delicious and better than any restaurant we had been to...More

1  Thank Annie K
thesurfercowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and the great review we appreciate.Zipping with us is a private adventure,we stick to the original Pura Vida flavour with no stress on the menu. Next time you can Ride after the canopy back to the cafe and jump in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our bachelor party group came to the Black Stallion after being recommended by a friend. It did not disappoint! We all agreed Alex’s team served up our best meal while in Tamarindo. We had an absolute blast after our meal enjoying rum punch, karaoke, and...More

Thank Jordan S
thesurfercowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Big thanks for the great review most appreciated Amigos.We are always very happy to put on a mega Costa Rican BBQ spread for fun hungry dudes.Next time we can do zipping plus a surf adventure day,just need to know well in advance so we can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hospitality, nice horses, great food! You will get a kick from the owner. Hell make a beer run if you're running low. He's a trip!More

Thank davelayman
thesurfercowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Amigo.Glad to see you loved the ranch and our horses,they live a dream life here.Yep,you will be amazed how cold beers vanish in the tropics,especially after riding & zipping for 2hrs.So beer runs are very normal in paradise.Great to meet you...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Lucy, Isabela, and Quotro por Quotro are very trail experienced and calm horses. Our tour and tour guide, Giovanni, was super attentive to the lesser experienced riders. We did the zipline and bbq last month. I will be back for the bbq!!! I've done many...More

Thank Rick H
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you ! Happy to read u loved the relaxed horse back ride in the jungle.Riding the ranch is a laid back adventure,no stress. What we recommend is do the zipline then ride back to the cafe & pool.Then Chill-out and enjoy the BBQ.Thats the...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

I had a truly unforgettable time at the black stallion. It was my first time zip lining and the zip line instructors were super nice, attentive, supportive and I felt very comfortable with them. Everyone was welcoming, charming, and made me feel at ease. I...More

Thank Victoria L
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you so much for the awesome review we appreciate.You we’re lucky with the weather, now it’s like an Indian summer here,beach & surf time. A pleasure having you all on Black Stallion,we look forward to seeing you soon. Amigos thanks again. Pura Vida.

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is the best! We went for zip lining and got to horseback ride and eat some bbq! All the people are so friendly and fun! Definitely want to go back and highly reccomend going here :)More

Thank Nicole W
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Great to have your all you girls on the ranch you were all super good fun.So glad you like the BBQ lunch and hanging at the pool after zipping & riding. Big thanks for visiting us & the great review.Hope to see u all soon.Pura...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We felt like eating good meet, so we searched TripAdvisor and found this place. We got in the car, only to discover that it is not an open restaurant and booking must be done upfront. That didn’t stop, Alexander, the owner to invite us with...More

Thank KinneretB3
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Congratulations and a pleasure to have you for a surprise honeymoon dinner. Yes,its best to book online or e mail us.Then we know what to prep,how many filet migon steaks,shrimps & ribbs etc... BBQing is an art & takes time to set up so booking...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
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
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
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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