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El Pelicano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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| Playa Herradura, Herradura 61101, Costa Rica
+506 2637 8910
11:30 - 10:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 10:00
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had wonderful dinner. We brought some fresh tuna and grouper we caught and they prepared it. Food was great and service was excellent. Jerald tested us wonderfully. Will come back.

Thank ScottVDH
San Jose, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go here for one reason only... the whole fried red snapper. Go for lunch and order a lunch size portion. If you get the dinner size, they tend gouge you a bit on the price. Ceviche is solid too.

Thank VanCosta
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a very special place until my whole snapper arrived and it was less than half cooked. I returned it and they were very accommodating. I ordered something else and it never arrived. We had 5 dinners and only 2 were liked. Needless to say we did not stay for desert .

Thank michael h
Media, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down the beach from Marriott Los Suenos (requires jumping over a small stream) to Playa Herradura. Prices are somewhat lower than the resort, but it feels much more like being in Central America than the Marriott. The highlight was the bananas flambe - I've had Bananas Foster in Brennans, and the show here was better. Much easier than... More 

Thank Jeff M
Los Angeles
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small beach front open air fish restaurant was recommended by our driver and one other. We had three different entrees, all disappointing. We ordered two desserts and they were both terrific. I see it as a dessert place; perhaps lunch would have been less disappointing. Nice ambience, creative outdoor structures.

Thank drjlever
Westfield, IN
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Los Suenos resort and took the golf cart about two mikes down to this restaurant. Service was fast and I had their signature sea bass dish. It was delicious and I would definitely items go back again to this restaurant.

Thank Sue87Westfield_IN
Little Rock, Arkansas
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family ate here twice during the week we were in Costa Rica. Excellent cuisine and friendly service both times. The food was skillfully prepared with fresh ingredients. Atmosphere is great local fresh air, minimal building across from beach. We highly recommend !!!

Thank Tim G
Glen Allen, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals we had while visiting Los Suenos. Just a short walk down the beach from the Marriott and the food is far superior. We had delicious seafood and mouthwatering desserts while watching a beautiful sunset. The service is excellent!

Thank sjhigh
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location just off the shore at Playa Herradura with great sea and sunset views. The lunchtime menu is excellent and great value, as is the dinner menu. The staff are really good and service excellent.

Thank coxyboys
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a terrible experience in this restaurant, first they offer the main course with salad, you have to go and take the salad from the salads bar, my family and I went there and there was nothing left, and they never put salad again, then when they brough me my quesadilla I was eating and a slug fell on... More 

Thank Kimberly A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Playa Herradura, Herradura 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Herradura
  • Phone Number: +506 2637 8910

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?