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El Velero Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+506 2672 1017
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“taco” (30 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
“baked potato” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a horrible Lunch! After the bitter Coffee we had a Burger with french fries, wich came right out of the freezer. The meat was the worst i've ever eat.

Thank Franzi80110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wednesday and Saturday night is El Velero's BBQ night and it certainly is worth a visit. Our party of eight on the patio with views of the beach was easily arranged. The chef grilled Lobster, Mahi, Tuna, Ribs, Filet Mignon and Chicken in view. Louis...More

Thank Traveling007Texan
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The food is fantastic and the restaurant is beautiful and offers good service, it is a place to return

Thank aubreyolson2
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere,service and food.Aways enjoy ourselves when we go.Beautiful ocean view.Their tropical ham and cheese sandwich I'd delicios.

Thank Ann Z
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Went for the Wednesday night BBQ and ordered the ribs. Came with baked potato and fresh vegetables. A nice touch was the warm roll delivered before the meal with butter. Waiter was excellent, attentive, and helpful. Only problem (for me personally) was the BBQ sauce....More

Thank paxMind
Reviewed 18 May 2018

The food was OK...nothing real special. View right in front of the beach a stone throw away made it nice. Ate breakfast which runs about $10, with the normal eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. Dinner tasted good, but I'm not picky. Dinners run about $16...More

Thank NomadMarcia
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel during our visit and dined both breakfast and dinner. We enjoyed BBQ Sat and Taco Tuesday as well. Everything was wonderful from the food, location and the staff. Drinks were refreshing and prices were good. Will def return. Chef and...More

Thank Tazz6464
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We enjoyed the sunset view from this restaurant and the howler monkeys that were in the trees. The food was very disappointing, especially for the price. We realize the price was higher than average because it was on the beach but just expected better quality....More

Thank Resortgurl
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We stopped in for an early lunch after strolling the beach. The mahi mahi in the sandwich was perfect! The sandwich was simple with thin bread, lettuce, tomato and mayo leaving the mahi mahi to be the main attraction. Location on the beach and cushions...More

Thank Luv2BTrekking
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Just stopped for beer while walking the beach but noticed the ceviche delivered to the table next to us. Ordered by the shrimp and fish versions, and thoroughly enjoyed both. Had made it a point to benchmark ceviche at as many Playa Hermosa restrauants as...More

1  Thank karavans
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24 April 2018|
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Response from Sharon L | Reviewed this property |
Oooh. Such a harsh review about. El Velero is not dirty or disgusting. If by dingy they mean dark and gloomy, that would be another no. This is a 3* hotel that is clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful... More
18 April 2016|
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Response from Patti A | Reviewed this property |
It's from 4-6pm. But it does not include beer or all mixed drinks, cocktails. The drinks are reasonably priced for a resort bar. I think that their pina coladas and strawberry margeritas were around $6. - same with other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506 2672 1017
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