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El Gran Escape

$$ - $$$Seafood, International,
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (37 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
“fries” (21 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 5 days ago

When I first arrived in Quepos I was trying to get my bearings while walking the streets of the town looking for a good restaurant while checking Trip Adviser. I am a solo traveler and felt somewhat uncomfortable and needed to be aware of my...More

Thank Angela M
LosAltosResort, Owner at El Gran Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so glad you found us and enjoyed your experience! It's great to hear you enjoyed the fish tacos. We love them too! It is quite unique to find New York bagels in Costa Rica. We hope you enjoyed them too! Please come back...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Service was good, food was OK. I had the fish tacos... not a good choice. It looked like they might have put mayo on them? Not my fave. My husband had the whole grilled snapper and it was delicious. I guess you can’t go wrong...More

Thank Makenna N
Reviewed 12 April 2018 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 10 April 2018 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 11 April 2018

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 8 April 2018 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 8 April 2018 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 4 April 2018

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 30 March 2018

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 28 March 2018 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 22 March 2018

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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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