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El Avion

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Costa Rican
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Km. # 5 | Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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Kitchener, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did not eat here but the staff was nice enough to let us take some pictures and let our kids check out the cockpit.

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Brooklyn, NY
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The airplane bar is fun, but the restaurant is kind of stuffy and expensive for what is essentially "tipico" food. Grab a drink and then eat at elsewhere.

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Thank JFKforinternational
Islamorada, Florida
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing view but our great english speaking waiter got everything wrong. We ordered two meatball sandwiches he brought only one. Second one on way now....food was cold....two side caesar salads had chicken on them when we only ordered side caesars. Sent extra french fries we didnt order. Bill came and extra french fries were on bill....side caesars were $9,700 each... More 

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1 Thank TrinityFlKeys
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Novelty- must go. Air plane bar in front and 2 story restaurant in the back with great view. Although hard to appreciate after dark. Touristy.

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Thank meg r
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My new husband and I came for lunch and got a table right on the edge of the deck. The views are AMAZING, the food was delicious, the waitstaff were bilingual, and the plane the bar is built into is an authentic piece of regional history. Seriously, don't leave Quepos without going. Also, they have a number of vegetarian options.

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Thank Victoria I
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view is incredible! Monkeys ran along the rail next to our table. 2 sloths were viewable in the trees just a few yards away. Food was not too great.

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Thank Bob S
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here just for a drink and it was very nice. The staff was very friendly - everyone from the guy helping with the parking to the waiters. Drinks were nice and view is beautiful

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Thank Laura T
Navarre, Florida
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What's cooler than having a few drinks in an old repurosed cargo plane? This a must see place, stop in and have a great meal from the menu or a drink just to see this one of a kind place!!!

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Thank southagaincharters
Prescott, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

best calimari ever, and did I mention the great margaritas. magnificent views of the ocean. and then there is the weird old airplane...

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was terrible. We went at night so no view to speak of. The painkiller drink I ordered was good, but very weak in alcohol. The establishment looks cool, but don't waste your money.

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. # 5 | Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 3378

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