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El Avion

Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood curry” (34 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (39 reviews)
“fajitas” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well received at arrival by ken , convinced to satay on the promise to have a great catch of the day , and so it was .. great red snapper , big plates and plenty of food Fair prices god local rum .

Thank Daniel d
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Classic old Fairchild “C-123” sits out front! I figure it had to come up here from Panama! For sure 1950’s era. Restaurant features full bar inside the fuselage of the Fairchild! Dinning Area is in back and quite comfortable. The kitchen is downstairs and they...More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ordered two meals - the first they made the wrong thing as nachos arrived and my friend ordered a vego sandwich. I got my calamari which was okay - not great. The sandwich then took 20 minutes to arrive, when it arrived the waiter...More

Thank SlothMarius
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Besides an amazing view over Manoel Antonio, we were very happy with the service and the food. Everything perfect. Excelent food. Reasonable prices to CR.

Thank Silflosi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend kept telling me he was taking me to the “airplane” restaurant. We arrived and I saw the entrance was literally an old plane, maybe a bomber. Amazing how they incorporated the plane into the restaurant. Walking through the plane to the open air...More

Thank ArizonaN8
Reviewed 4 days ago

How cool is it to hang out in a old aircraft with a real history.View is awesome and food is good and reasonably priced. This restaurant also has a good nightlife on certain nights as well.

Thank Stephenc00
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch here one day, we thought we would have an appetiser which turned out to be so much we struggled to eat it all, totally delicious and such an amazing history as the restaurant is constructed out of an airplane. Great place, great...More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent food and service. Tourist trap because of the plane built into the restaurant. I wouldn’t choose this restaurant for a special evening out.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was unique and the food was delicious. We had full dinner - there was four of us - and each of us raved about our food. The service was also excellent and the views stunning. Highly recommend

Thank katunes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about El Avion in a newspaper article on Costa Rica and was really excited when we passed by on our way to see what Manuel Antonio park was all about. We were totally underwhelmed and put off by the entire touristic scene...More

Thank dmuzik1090
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Questions & Answers
Ashley B
19 January 2017|
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Response from Ken T | Property representative |
I will check my emails again, but I usually answer all emails four times a week. In the meantime, just send an email,to my personal email and we will go from there. Apparently email addresses are not allowed in this format... More
Helen B
22 June 2016|
Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! And if anyone in your party speaks Spanish, you will be great. If not, just go prepared to have something written in Spanish. They will cater to whatever you need.
4 March 2016|
Response from Serge M | Reviewed this property |
depends on the season, in other words by Peak Season You should make reservations or during weekends on High Season
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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