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“Don't bother - tourist trap - worst meal we had in Costa Rica”
Review of El Gran Escape

El Gran Escape
Ranked #13 of 94 Restaurants in Quepos
Cuisines: Seafood, Costa Rican
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: El Gran Escape is proud of our long tradition of using local produce and seafood, and homemade tortillas, bread, desserts, as well as our commitment to being involved in the local community. We use only biodegradeable and recycled to-go containers and paper products, as well as a variety of other sustainable and eco-friendly practices. We hope you love your time in Costa Rica and hlep us do our part to keep this beautiful country Green!
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Maybe we caught them on a bad night, but we were very disappointed. The tortilla soup tasted like stomach acid - seriously, two of us tried it and both agreed that was what it reminded us of the most. The crab dip was the best thing we ordered. For our entrees, we ordered 2 arroz con pollo (chicken with rice), which was very bland (but good in every other restaurant we ordered it in, just not here). We also ordered the mahi mahi (neither good nor bad) and the chipotle chicken (same - not terrible, but not particularly good either). Overall, this was by far the worst meal of our entire trip!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is one of out favorite places to eat in Quepos. I would give it five stars, but the food is a little pricy. The crows seemed mostly of U.S. and European origin.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Run. Don't walk to El Gran Escape. Order the Seafood Soup and a mojito. This charming open air restaurant in right on the main drag in Quepos. It is easy to get to and the staff is really nice. All the food is great, but the fish soup is a meal I will always remember.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Lots of great choices on the menu, a pleasant surprise in Quepos! A variety of fish dishes and amazing salads. A variety of salads were ordered at my table, and all were fantastic. Highly recommended!

Thank shyalewine
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We were here last week and ordered seafood dishes. It was very good and the servers were attentive and friendly.

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Thank Jenn L
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