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El Avion

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Costa Rican
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Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was highly recommended to see. Definitely not cheap but worth seeing. Such an amazing view especially at sunset. Ordered the seafood alfredo and and chicken fajitas. TBH though I would've stuck with any of the pasta dishes and would've loved to try the coconut shrimp. Also would've loved having a drink in the bar/plane. Oh well, next time!

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Thank Sarah K
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a place made for tourists, so it is not cheap, but the food is very good. The view of the ocean is the best part of being here.

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Thank Rafael C
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having this plane as the focal point of the restaurant is a fun gimick. The history of the plane is very interesting. We went for cocktails, which were very good on the hot day. The view is amazing.

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Thank Marjorie G
Quispamsis, Canada
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came for early supper late lunch on Christmas Eve. The service was excellent, very hospitable and prompt. Food was excellent ... The giant shrimp yum! We were a family of seven adults ... Everyone enjoyed their meals which were primarily seafood, except for the delicious hamburgers! The coffee and espresso was very very good The view spectacular and the story... More 

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Thank 23Rick
Montreal
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the popcorn shrimp entrees were good Had vodka pasta : great Had seared tuna salad dressing was great fish was OK Kids had burgers: good Hot dogs : did not get eaten Overall was expensive but not worth the price.... Sorry but El wagon next door was better....

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Thank MelissaTsokas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely a must. Amazing. The view is un beatable. It's a must see. Drinks are great. Food is good and the place is clean

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Thank Jason L
Santa Ana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place entertains, the food is good, great customer service. 3 environments to enjoy A Plus the bakery is great Close to the beach

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Thank Eduardo C
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delicious food, with a beautiful view. Helpful staff. We were 8 people, we went 2 times so we taste almost everything on the menu. AMAZING. We loved everything. The pesto pasta, Arroz con pollo, Grilled Red snapper fish, Nachos, fettuccini, enormous Burger. Good Daiquiri, excellent Mojitos.

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Thank C8522MNalexandrar
Winnipeg
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a large restaurant with an extensive menu that includes many North American standards as well as some interesting local fare. We had grilled chicken which was sinewy, Caesar salad that was fine, chicken fingers, not as good as the Pizza Place down the road, and French fries that were only warm and of the pre-fab variety. Service was... More 

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Thank mmff4
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the fettacini Alfredo and the view is sensational. I went back a second time to rinse and repeat

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?