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“Best Casual Dining in the Area” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Wagon

El Wagon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Quepos, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Casual Dining in the Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

I want to spread the word about this wonderful restaurant after eating there half a dozen times over the last year or so. El Wagon is consistently delicious with very reasonable prices, friendly staff, and comfortable, jungle ambiance. I went with my two young children and while my youngest amused herself in her high chair or wandered around the enclosed and child-proof dining area, my oldest safely climbed on the caboose the restaurant is named for. Most tables have lovely wooden rockers that ensure and very relaxed experience. The food comes quickly and is consistently good. We've had several of the wraps, the cheese pizza, cheeseburger, and, of course, the 1/4 pound Hebrew National hot dogs. Yumm! Four of us ate for $30 including a basket of delicious onion rings to share. I don't know why I keep giving other restaurants a chance when they can never live up the the quality experiences I have at Costa Verde's El Wagon. Keep up the good work!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank crmommy
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
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English first
sutton, quebec
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quick bite”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Too close to the road and the exhaust fumes are a bit much along with the rumble of buses and cars.

Visited November 2011
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Thank jpbird
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Newhall, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

We stopped in on the recommendation of our host, and were impressed by the good food and shaded airy deck with visits from their local iguana. Good prices and good selection of customary lunch items and some great fish dishes. Caesar was in charge that day and graciously took time to chat with us about the restaurant and history of the antique rail car out front.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“American Food Hit the Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

We were starving after our tour of Rainmaker. El Wagon was right across the road from our hotel. If you have kids, this is a good place. Hot dogs, burgers, pizza and fries. It was all pretty good and tasted like American bar food. Service and food were quick. It started to drizzle and rather than go inside, the staff placed extra table umbrellas over us and it felt like a picnic in the rain. Fun!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank backatit63
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red deer
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“slice of home with a side of guacamole”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Great location, great service great food.
My family and I are from Canada, the big sign that said "Beer and Hot Dogs" had our interest right away. A few moments after arriving we were happy with our decision to stop.
Was so refreshing to have "american" food. It was like a restaurant back home. Quick service and beautiful mosaics. Should be a definite stop for all visiting Manuel Antonio!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank runforest
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