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El Avion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
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Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Quite a treat. The sunset is incredible. The service was great. Great restaurant for groups, singles, couples and families. Big with a great wrap around food. Great menu with everything you want to eat. Drinks were excellent too. The picture should be of the view not of the plane

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Thank clarypj05
United Kingdom
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food, great staff and very interesting place to eat, not only being built around an old plane but all the lights and bar are made of bottles. We only had burger and fries but no complaints, homemade tasty burger with great fries. Yeah ok its a tourist attraction but we really enjoyed our visit!

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Thank Debbie B
Stuart, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lunch was pretty good. The prices were a little high but you get an awesome view. The food is cooked very well and menu covers pretty much any type of food you'd like to eat.

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Thank David D
Trelawny
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

beautiful view and very interesting use of an old airplane as a bar. exceptional view of the bay. menu was appealing and the lunch fare was all good. portions were generous. Service staff were courteous, efficient and not intrusive in any way.

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Thank BZTMAN
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the chance to stop by at night on this particular restaurant. As you can see it has a airplane structure in the middle of the restaurant. Great attention, mix menu and one very special burger. Have to go back to this place. Just added to my bucket list.!!!

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Thank Alvaro V
Ithaca, New York
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone knows this place and is the popular tourist destination and restaurant in the park. Its unique and kids love it. The actual plane is outside for you to take pics and your food is brought up in another part of the plane. Food was okay and would recommend the fish of the day but lightly cooked. Lunch would be... More 

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Thank moppiesue
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many of our favorite stops in Costa Rica were little mom and pop places where I'd get casado and my husband would order ceviche. But this enormous, touristy place was worth switching it up. The restaurant itself is pretty, but then it has an excellent view out over the water, and we enjoyed drinks and snacks at sunset. We had... More 

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Thank Colleen N
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb view of all Manuel Antonio mountains and beaches. One of the best restaurants out there with good customer service and quiet good food. If someone enjoy a good tiramisu, you Just have to taste it in here, there no words for it. 10/10 with out a doubt.

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Thank Oscar H
Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this restaurant while staying at a nearby hotel. The food was delicious and offered some unique options. Everything was great and our service was excellent. We saw Toucans and Monkeys while dining here, which was fun and added to the experience. I highly recommend it.

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Thank jgrookett
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family ate here. I had a seafood rice bowl. My kids had chicken rice bowls. We all liked our food. My side salad was great. The produce was amazing. We had a table without much of a view at first. The staff moved us to the best table before our food arrived. The waitstaff was very nice. The view... More 

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Thank Grant G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 3378

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?