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El Velero Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+506 2672 1017
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“taco” (32 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
“nachos” (10 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We ate breakfast here and then came back for the BBQ on Saturday. The view and setting is fantastic and the staff are top notch. The traditional Costa Rican breakfast was very good. The BBQ was enjoyable and the pork ribs were excellent. They very...More

Thank Don L
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Worked our way through the menu several times during our six week stay and loved the seafood. The tuna was the best I have ever had, done to perfection. The chef has been here 23 years and knows his sauces. The wait staff is simple...More

Thank WilfS345
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I came here to have a bite to eat while watching the sunset. There was a happy hour going on, I think it was buy one get one free for certain drinks. I stuck with the beer though. I had one of the ceviches and...More

Thank Megan L
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great bar-b-ques near the beach are offered Wed and Sat nights with a beautiful beach ajacent to the restaurant.

Thank TomCathie
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I stayed at this Hotel and its a great budget place to stay.I didn't eat here after the 1st day. Not enough choices for vegans.

Thank Sharon L
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, 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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