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El Velero Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Costa Rican, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, South American, Central American
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Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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The Woodlands, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had breakfast & lunch here on a couple of occasions last week. The location can not be beat! The banana pancakes were delicious, my husband had the western omelette (although it had a different name) with some yummy potatoes. At lunch we had the burgers which were cooked to perfection. The service is excellent, the local ex pats &... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right on the beach, Excellent service and selection on menu. They coked some of the fish we caught - very tasty.

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Memphis
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good and you can eat right on the beach. I have eaten here many times. I find the breakfast good but you can get better lunch and dinner one minute away in either direction--Roberto's or Aqua Sport.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and services. Taco Tuesday and BBQ Wednesdays and Saturdays should not be missed. Staff is friendly, responsive and the food is well worth the reasonable prices.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I recommend you go on the barbecue night. I had the grilled red snapper. Fresh food good priced. Prepared to perfection. Wish I took a picture.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is part of the hotel. We were there in low season, so few customers were around. The food is good home cooking with a slight nod to the cook's Costa Rican roots and local seafoods. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Outdoor bbq grill nites W&Sat, taco Tuesdays (very good crisp fried flour tortillas). Unlike most places around... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Ate alot at this place while staying here. Breakfast is $10 a plate, lunch is $7 to $15, dinner, $15 to $20. Five days except 1 lunch and 1 dinner was $440, no alcohol (felt was what I planned on). Standout was the fried fish for lunch. Wings are good too. All the food on the beach is same quality... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Luis is an awesome waiter, he even called a dive shop for us while we waited for dinner. Do taco Tuesday! A must and so, so good! Food is simple and fresh. Lots of places say they are fresh but are frozen. Went here multiple times and intend on going a couple more times, too.

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nice beach restaurant with great breakfasts.If you are looking for a good steak and eggs and a Bloody Mary I recommend them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The good here is very fresh and delicious, our first meal was "Taco Tuesday" the offered 3 beautiful tacos with crispy floor tortillas, we had the trio combo, fish, chicken, & beef, absolutely delicious! The restaurant was filled with people totally enjoying their sunset dinner. May I recommend their fruity margaritas? Our factors was the passion fruit or the mango... More 

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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, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa

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