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“Great sunsets”
Review of El Avion

El Avion
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had great time watching the sunset over drinks from the huge outdoor terrace (both, lower and upper levels have a fantastic ocean view). The food was decent pub food, I wouldn't order anything fancy here. But the chicken fingers, the rice with chicken, and the nachos all were tasty dishes.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Felt like we were living out our childhood jungle tree fort dreams. You walk up underneath an old plane into a surprisingly chic restaurant with an eclectic almost Anthropologie vibe and insanely perfect panoramic views. The food was solid- and they had plenty of veggie options including a fantastic grilled veggie salad on homemade bread. Highly recommend this for the ambiance and view alone!

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

All four (La Cantina, El Wagon, El Avion and one other) restaurants in this chain of Manuel Antonio eateries share the excellence of CostaRican service, quality and well-priced fare. And you get to eat inside an old C-130 airplane! Go at sunset for a thrilling view over the Pacific.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

The food was good, maybe not great but some good items on the menu. It's really about the airplane and my kids (and the adults) had a lot of fun exploring the plane. It is also a beautiful view from the open air dining room.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

There are so many better places. The charm of the airplane wears out immediately after the food was served. Uninspired and tasteless. Come for the view or drinks

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