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Pelican Hotel and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Pub, South American, Gluten Free Options
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Hwy. 34, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
+506 2778 8105
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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and I visited the Pelican Hotel restaurant for an afternoon snack. We ordered nachos to go, so nothing fancy but exactly what my teenage boy was craving! We chatted with the owners of the hotel while we waited for our food and they were welcoming and friendly. Food was priced well and my son's nachos were very good.

Thank Rhonda3535
Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the owners and their 50th wedding anniversary dessert that they served us along with champagne.

Thank Bruce O
Cadyville, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After all the great reviews we were excited to try this restaurant. I'll give it 2 because the location is amazing, the vibe is cool, and the owners are very nice people. Unfortunately, we must have hit it on a bad night. It took more than 30 minutes to get our drinks (the owners did comp the drinks for the... More 

Thank JParks7278
Sherwood Park, Canada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for dinner on our first night in the area. Food was very good. Seemed like a cool place. It was dark so we couldn't see much. Fun vibe.

Thank Marcie L
Mendon, New York
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant never disappoints us. The food was very fresh, though with the size of the group, came out to the table a bit disjointed. A fun time had by all regardless.

Thank cmvojt
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It was great to see a place advertising and using organic local ingredients. The wait staff was hilarious and helped us with our Spanish. The buffet was delicious and we were totally at home on the bamboo beautiful patio.

Thank Mara B
Empire, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had 17 people, 9 of which were kids from the ages of 9-16. The managers, Diana and Mikey, bent over backwards to meet all of our needs. The kids surfed, swam, played pool, football, soccer and volleyball and many other games they made up. There were many other activities that were available to us with the help of the... More 

Thank 700honeybunny
White Plains, New York
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If Parrot Heads are looking for Jimmy when he is not in Key West there is a chance he might show up here. Totally relaxing, off the beaten path kind of place. Wait staff were great and recommended the items we should have. Go for the local plates, ceviche and fresh fish these were wonderful. We were not staying here... More 

Thank rasNY
Huntington, Vermont
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We enjoyed our dinner looking out toward the ocean - truly a chill place. Nice first night in CR. Quite significant and filling entrees. The seafood soup in coconut filled me up unexpectedly!

Thank bigviews2
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Not sure I've ever had a better resort experience . Owners, managers and staff treat you as FRIENDS....not customers........incredible location ....5 Star food ...I mean really ...really GOOD food. Secluded yet very near anything and everything one would want to do on a CR vacation. Best sunsets I've ever experienced (Dec trip) ....and I'm from Texas so that is saying... More 

Thank deatonfred

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Pub, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy. 34, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Esterillos Este
  • Phone Number: +506 2778 8105

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