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El Gran Escape

$$ - $$$Seafood, International,
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (37 reviews)
“burgers” (22 reviews)
“salad” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 yesterday
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Señor. Agradezco se haya tomado el tiempo de escribirnos en inglés, le contestaré en su idioma. Revisé detenidamente las cámaras...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Surprised. It was apparently happy hour. Two imperials was only $4. Good service. It was a quiet evening.

Thank sumavagary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely open air restaurant with fresh fish. Had the whole snapper which came cooked in an arc. Excellent.

Thank Alf B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a steamy hot morning wandering around Quepos, lunch at El Gran Escape was a great relief. Service was welcoming & friendly. Two of us had the special---shrimp tacos. They were delicious & very filling. My boyfriend had the hook sandwich, which he said was...More

Thank Tiffy_Bird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is comfortable, light, airy and not noisy. We found one waiter slightly irritating but the food was generally of good quality and wine was reasonably priced by the bottle.

Thank Caroline1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite a fairly empty restaurant, our service was extremely slow. Meals took forever, order was incorrect, corrected dish (SALAD) took another 25 minutes. Changed to take out as everyone else at the table was DONE eating - no cutlery provided, was asked for and not...More

Thank MaryAnnT27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Seafood and also other choices with great selection and very tasteful dishes. Try the Costa Rican Rice Dish with Chicken or Shrimp which is fantastic. I come back without any questions.

Thank RalfOnTour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Massive juicy burger and plate was loaded with fries. Got 2 for 1 pina coladas, so shared the second with another tour mate. Service was prompt and food came fairly quickly. Location is good close to the water.

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all had the fried whole snapper. This was one of my favorite meals of all time! We’ll be back with some of our own catch, we hope.

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Had the vegan pita sandwich and a dark beer for lunch. Server was very patient as I tried out some of my Spanish. ... Life Is Good

Thank tomshoe2
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Questions & Answers
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
  • Value
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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