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El Velero Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+506 2672 1017
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stopped for beer while walking the beach but noticed the ceviche delivered to the table next to us. Ordered by the shrimp and fish versions, and thoroughly enjoyed both. Had made it a point to benchmark ceviche at as many Playa Hermosa restrauants as...More

1  Thank karavans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here and then came back for the BBQ on Saturday. The view and setting is fantastic and the staff are top notch. The traditional Costa Rican breakfast was very good. The BBQ was enjoyable and the pork ribs were excellent. They very...More

Thank Don L
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Worked our way through the menu several times during our six week stay and loved the seafood. The tuna was the best I have ever had, done to perfection. The chef has been here 23 years and knows his sauces. The wait staff is simple...More

Thank WilfS345
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I came here to have a bite to eat while watching the sunset. There was a happy hour going on, I think it was buy one get one free for certain drinks. I stuck with the beer though. I had one of the ceviches and...More

Thank Megan L
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great bar-b-ques near the beach are offered Wed and Sat nights with a beautiful beach ajacent to the restaurant.

Thank TomCathie
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I stayed at this Hotel and its a great budget place to stay.I didn't eat here after the 1st day. Not enough choices for vegans.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Great spot for sunset-watching. Loved the warm bread. Service was cordial but slow, even though it was not crowded. Still, who cares, it’s a laid-back beachfront eatery. The mahi-mahi was OK, but my order was messed up. My wife’s calamari was OK, not special. Decent...More

Thank cdub333
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The hotel has a nice beach front bar and its staff is superb, Josué and Genaro are friendly and funny! I highly recommend this accommodation!

Thank Glener D
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Ate lunch here several times during our stay in Costa Rica. Very relaxing sitting right on the beach and watching all the activity. Food was good and waiters were great.

Thank NJW646
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We were on our morning stroll and decided to stop by and grab a bite for breakfast. The waiter was attentive and the food was very good. The guys had eggs benedict and I had huevos rancheros.. nice meal for the price. I would not...More

Thank voltech2
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18 April 2016|
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Response from Patti A | Reviewed this property |
It's from 4-6pm. But it does not include beer or all mixed drinks, cocktails. The drinks are reasonably priced for a resort bar. I think that their pina coladas and strawberry margeritas were around $6. - same with other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506 2672 1017
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