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El Gran Escape

$$ - $$$Seafood, International,
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (36 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
“fries” (17 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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1 - 10 of 366 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Great place to sit and watch the world go by, the beach is just across the road. We ordered salads for lunch, icy cold beers were perfect. Moved to the bar for a post meal cocktail. All good quality.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful patio bar/restaurant. Great place for people watching. Good food, reasonably priced. Outstanding service. Hamburgers, sandwiches, fresh fish. American and local beer. Clean bathrooms. Nice breeze on the patio. We enjoyed the "tica" seasoning in the burgers and other dishes.

Thank The_Texan_Tourist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend a very enjoyable afternoon in El Gran Escape having a drink after exploring Quepos. Local beer is great with a couple of free shots. Well made Mojito's. Great music played in the back ground.

2  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's really a good fish restaurant. We took fish soup, guacamole with chips, bruschette, fish of the day "a la plancia", a "vuelve a la vida" and two dessers. We pay about 79 $ with 2 beers ( we were 4 ) All was simple...More

Thank Maria Cristina R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had been to the national park for the morning and couldn't face food in our our hotel - it's incredibly bad. We caught the public bus and stumbled across this unassuming bar/restaurant. We ordered tuna melt and burgers. We weren't expecting much but OMG...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

For once in Costa Rica, prices on the menu where tax and service included. But apparently, not even rice, salade or fries were included. The kids took a hamburger, but after two bites, they stopped, because they didn't like them. My wife took some seafood...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Watched our bartender, Joxan, make my friend's martini and he made it perfectly. Thoroughly shaken with ice crystals on top, a whisper of vermouth, and deliciously dirty. He was friendly and talented. The atmosphere is very casual and inviting with clean restrooms and friendly employees.

1  Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We were in Manuel Antonio to pay for a tour and decided to have dinner before heading back to Herradura. The location was superb and had a great open-air beach vibe. So...we are hungry and all set for our 1st seafood meal since arriving on...More

1  Thank carriepo
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Food here is pretty expensive compared to other options. If it was cheaper I'd give it 3 stars but we ended up paying a full main course price for some bar snacks. We ordered some fried calamari (very salty) and some tortilla chips with a...More

Thank edarnold2015
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We enjoyed the service and the vibe of the place! The food was just average. My husband ordered the chicken Milanasa (spelling?) and loved it! My daughters got the Cesear Salad. I got the burger. Big portions come hungry!

Thank hootie09
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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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