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“Expensive even though we brought the fish”
Review of El Pelicano

El Pelicano
Ranked #2 of 28 Restaurants in Herradura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 12, 2013

My friends and I had a great day deep sea fishing and caught enough to feed our group of 21 adults and children. We asked the captain where we should take the fish and they recommended El Pelicano. The captain actually brought the fish to the restaurant for us so we could go back to the hotel and get ready. When we arrived, we were supposed to have an assortment of Ceviche and 3 ways (fired, grilled or blackened) to have the fish prepared. However, when we arrived, no ceviche and either deep fried or grilled was all they made.

The fish was tasty but the bill was outrageous when you consider that we brought the fish.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We had lunch here with family and friends. Service was very good and so was the food. We would definitely recommend this place.

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Thank Kirk D
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Had the freshest tuna and amazing seafood rice, right on the beach and awesome service as well! Won't be disappointed - great service as well

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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Typical beachfront Soda but with the best food. My first visit but others in group had been here several times. They have always been pleased. I had a whole grilled red snapper. Outstanding. Others had fried whole snapper and fried calamari. Fresh salad bar but standard choices.

View of beach and surf was great. Had an unexpected guest as a gorgeous giant lizard crawled up and watched us eat. Treated later to two beautiful birds frolicking in the tree overhead. I thought they were parrots but was corrected that parrots are much smaller. These were green red and blue like in photos. Beautiful.

Great place. Plan to return before I leave Los Sueños. Lots of other interesting options on an extensive menu. VERY reasonably priced.

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Thank Alex G
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

On the long drive we hit lunch hour near Plaza Herradura. Heading down the road to the nearby beach we saw several interesting Soda's and arrived at El Pelicano. Right on the beach, a good number of people. A simple mahi-mahi sandwich was VERY tasty and the salad bar was good too.

If you arrive by car at the beachfront near the restaurant you may encounter 'the guy with the traffic vest and the stick who will offer to watch your car for a good tip'. Having experienced this living in Brasil, my response was "why thank you" and we tipped him afterward, enjoying a relaxing lunch looking out over the bay.

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