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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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Signal Mountain, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a late dinner. They were busy with a large party but graciously accommodated us and we were grateful. They serve USDA beef which we were happy about. Costa Rican beef can be a little tougher than we Americans are used to. Mikey and Diana are very friendly owners. They are knowledgeable about the area as well.

Thank Honor H
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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224 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a detour on your way to Quepos and pull off for lunch overlooking just about the best walking beach ever. The hamburger was excellent and fries crispy. We also enjoyed the shrimp wraps and dorado sandwich. Mostly we enjoyed being back at a locale we first discovered almost 25 years ago, under newish management and with attention to detail.... More 

Thank TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Los Angeles
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hot, we were comfortable. Two frieWe loved the drinks and were happy they had food, but food was mediocre but we were happy with the sight of that beautiful empty beach and were in the shade under fans so although it was unbelievably nds rented a boogie board on our return trip and frolicked in the surf. On the first... More 

Thank drjlever
Solon, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this quant restaurant and bar area after our horseback riding tour with The Riding Adventure company. This had a friendly and local atmosphere and beautiful beach views.

Thank Sherry M
La Florida de Piedras Blancas
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a group leader for adults with special needs, and finding appropriate, accessible, fun and reasonable lodging is challenging enough. But to find this place, and the specialized service that Mikey & Diana provide completely exceeded our expectations and was such a pleasant surprise. Aside from their attention to detail of caretaking the property (the coconuts are removed from... More 

Thank fincabellavista
Snoqualmie, Washington
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486 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have rooms- so we don't know about them- but we hung out there for hours- had lunch, body surfed and met interesting guests and other visitors. The mango margaritas served were dynamite- the food, not so wonderful. But it was a glorious place to watch the waves and feel the breeze and down a few drinks.

Thank couplessPS
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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.

1 Thank Rhonda3535
Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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

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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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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?