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El Avion

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Costa Rican
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Km. # 5 | Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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Navarre, Florida
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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!!!

Thank southagaincharters
Prescott, Wisconsin
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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...

Thank Kyleann56
Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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.

Thank Christina A
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the special of the night... a yellowfin tuna cooked special with a perfect sunset view of the ocean. Great service , friendly atmosphere amazing food... so glad we chose to eat here!

Thank Michelle M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

El Avión (The Airplane) is one of the more popular tourist "attractions" in Manuel Antonio... a theme (aviation) restaurant that contains a really cool small bar inside of a C-123 fuselage. The food is decent, but nothing special. There is not much here that is authentic Costa Rican, so don't expect that. The prices are high, but it's unfair to... More 

1 Thank crsunblast
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was okay but nothing special, atmosphere inside the plane looks great for a drink but the night we went for supper the main restaurant was very draughty because there was a storm outside.

Thank Susieisat
Stratford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here thinking it would be a cool stop for dinner since the atmosphere was really awesome. We started with fried calamari, which was average, nothing to write home about. Then my boyfriend tried the seafood curry, as most people recommended here on TripAdvisor, it was not good at all. It was basically soup with tons... More 

Thank celizabeth567
Collingwood, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant that so,e other tourists recommended to us. We loved the food and the view. Service was excellent! Likely going back for our last night in Manuel Antonio!

Thank Catherine E
Fort Myers, Florida
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view, good atmosphere, good food, good staff. It's got it all! We even saw a sloth in one of the trees down the hill. While sunset did not cooperate the night we were there it was worth the trip from Uvita! My only reason for not giving it a 5 was that the drinks were really weak.

Thank luvrson
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the veggie curry ! So good ! I had it with quinoa instead of my rice and enjoyed every single bit. It was so big i had two meals out of it. A bit pricey but the meal was so fresh and tasty. Real ingredients made with so much care. Great atmosphere and even more amazing staff. 10/10

Thank Dayna L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Costa Rican
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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?