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El Gran Escape

$$ - $$$Seafood, International,
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (37 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
“fries” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 402 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Margit/marjit was the best person we meet all holiday! My son was so sad to say goodbye, but my daughter Ella has cried all night! Margit/marjit please look us up on Facebook. This is the best waiter in the world. He can pour wine better...More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was attentive and the atmosphere is good. Good happy hour drinks, however, the food was marginal. Neither of the hamburgers were cooked as ordered and the buns were dried out. The fish dish was edible, but nothing more. Too bad, this place used to...More

Thank Terry S
LosAltosResort, Owner at El Gran Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us Terry. We are very sorry to hear that the food was not up to your expectations. We will share your comments with our kitchen staff and hope we will avoid any situation like this. Hopefully you will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to check this place out as a supposed Quepos fish bum institution. It had some character for sure and sitting at street side high-top in bar let us people-watch over some solid 2x1 happy hour cocktails. Service was a little slow for it...More

Thank ccrida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special. Not top of my list but prey good food. Likely not go back as there are a lot of other choices.

Thank KKent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bar atmosphere and happy hour 4:- 7:30 right on the Quepos Boca Vieja main drag. But unless you sit at the bar the service is really slow and the food is mediocre for the price. Happy hour is 2 for 1!!.

Thank 2kayak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is very good. Food is average. A little pricey for what it is. $ 80 bucks for a lunch for two adults and two Children.

Thank hydredge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Red Sangrias are delicious. Service is prompt and polite. Food was good. We had seared sesame tuna and buffalo wings to start. Both were sensational! Mains we had a beef burger with a side of fries, and hubby had a whole fried snapper which was...More

Thank Allanah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glad to find this open on a sleepy sunday morning---good service from senor Guillen--2 cafes, 2 juices, eggs benedict and an omelet for 10,000, about $20. Best deal in Quepos.

Thank dustmon
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Had things to buy in Quepos so we decided to stop at this restaurant that we have visited about 15 years ago. Place looks almost the same but bigger and they got rid of the fountain. Service was very good, waiter even speak French, food...More

Thank RWPrider
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t come to El Gran Escape in a couple of years. We were surprised to find totally unacceptable service and actitud by a server name Melissa. All tables were dirty. We ordered sashimi with was really good and fresh, but the fish fingers and the...More

Thank AnaCaro-CostaRica
pabloxqp, Gerente at El Gran Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018
Google Translation

Señor. Agradezco se haya tomado el tiempo de escribirnos en inglés, le contestaré en su idioma. Revisé detenidamente las cámaras...More

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988deirdrem
14 August 2017|
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Response from CRNYTraveler | Property representative |
Yes we would be happy to prepare you catch!! Its about $15 per person, cooked to your liking and with some nice sides :-) Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 7850
  • E-mail
Description
El Gran Escape is proud of our long tradition of using local produce and seafood, and homemade tortillas, bread, desserts, as well as our commitment to being involved in the local community. We use only biodegradeable and recycled to-go containers and paper products, as well as a variety of other sustainable and eco-friendly practices. We hope you love your time in Costa Rica and hlep us do our part to keep this beautiful country Green!
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