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El Velero Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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202 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went back to eat again but now they have the gate locked period I guess you have to be checked into the hotel to use the restaurant in the past we have gone there to have lunch or dinner and then go swimming. thank goodness there are lots of restaurants

Thank William H
Delaware River Region, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit Costa Rica for five weeks in the winter and never miss visiting our favorite Play Hermosa Restaurant. Always hugs from their very special waiters, Luis, Hernado, Joshua...the best. Love "Taco Tuesday" and BBQ on Wednesday night and Saturday. We enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For sunset photographers, this is the perfect spot. Right on the beach.

Thank chhillinn
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best taco Tuesday! On the beach hearing the waves crashing eating tacos and frozen margaritas! They also have excellent breakfast.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Parksville, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a late lunch here just after checking Into our rooms. The restaurant was just off the beach, you could watch the people walk buy and hear the waves. I had a chicken sandwich with salad for lunch. The chicken was cooked nicely but the meal overall was not the best, it tasted fine, it was more of a... More 

Thank Monica B
Vancouver Island, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for Taco Tuesday and they were sooooo good! There is a chicken, fish and beef taco on the plate.You are sitting almost on the beach. The atmosphere is lovely.

Thank Curious27
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had breakfast and dinner there and both were excellent! First their banana pancakes are excellent...a must have! We got a few plates and shared them and we all raved about how delicious there were. Also a must is Taco Tuesday. They deep fry the tortillas and you can have beef, chicken or fish tacos. 😋 EXCELLENT! Drinks were also... More 

Thank dblaze
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast there which was fine, expensive of course. Dinner was Taco night and it was horrible. Service was good and the waiters worked very hard.

Thank Negin H
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 5 with preteen/teenagers - some of the BEST tacos we'd ever had!! FYI - no other menu items available on Tuesday Taco or Wednesday BBQ nights (not even appetizers). Tacos are any combo of fish, chicken and beef (3 total) - I'm guessing bean (veggie) also available. DELICIOUS! Beautiful sunsets and outdoor seating. Lovely restaurant and bar and... More 

Thank Gretchen N
North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here a number of times. Mainly because Roberto's doesn't serve breakfast and they do here. Overall, they ranged from Very Good to Good on our scale; detriments being inconsistent food dishes (one day they were out of potatoes, which cancelled our reason for coming) and a feeling the staff was a little cold and, gee, what's another word... More 

Thank Gregory G
Los Angeles, California
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135 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel so went 4 times including breakfast lunch and dinner. They really do an excellent job for the price. We had excellent steak and chicken dishes and a good breakfast as well. The restaurant is right off playa hermosa and a great place to see the sunset.

Thank Josh K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Costa Rican, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?