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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%
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“taco” (33 reviews)
“chicken” (18 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 2 days ago

The food was okay. Being in Costa Rica a month, we became very tired of the same foods served in most restaurant, with very little that was special. This restaurant was typical.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1MsMS
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Lots of delicious fresh fruit every morning and juices. No frills but wonderful food all made on the premises.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tan w
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We came for dinner on a Tuesday and each had one of each of their tacos (beef, chicken, and fish). All so delicious. Great value, great service, great food! Right on the beach so you can go for a nice stroll after dinner if the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank assasoltani
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The place offer OK beach location...but is nosisy...at least the time we visited...werea group of locals getting very noisy...and vulgar. The food no very good just average. Prices were no cheap either...but I learn in my life that rating a restaurant based on price is...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank roadadvisor
Reviewed 8 September 2018

It is beautiful and with an excellent menu. They gave us perfect attention and the food had a good flavor and presentation, it is a place to which I would return and recommend

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sally R
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Loved staying at El Velero Hotel. Right on the beach with great food , staff, owner and view!! It has the best sunset view!! Was there a week in August and going back for a week in September!! My husband and I love everything about...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank marigene10
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Good place to enjoy a quality meal and a pleasant atmosphere with professional staff, excellent location and prices.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Carla R
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This place was recommended to us by people at our AirBnB and our expectations were high but we couldn't even eat our food it was so greasy and horrible. I think I gained ten pounds trying to eat just a few of the deep fried...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 11 August 2018 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Franzi80110
Reviewed 2 August 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Traveling007Texan
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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
17 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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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