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El Gran Escape

) #11 of 64 Restaurants in Quepos $$ - $$$ Seafood, International,
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“hamburger” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 362 reviews

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The place is nice and the food was good but they have this sewage problem a outside the place that brings in a horrible odor that made our lunch very uncomfortable. They should check that with the local sewage authorities because it makes the dining...More

Thank irenecnieto
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We ate at El Gran Escape on the recommendation of our driver when arriving in San Jose. He told us it was his favorite restaurant in Quepos, so we headed there our first night in the area. We had delicious ceviche and grilled fresh fish....More

Thank Concho222
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I have been to El Gran Escape before and the Tuna melt was fabulous. So good I make them at home. I returned last week to have the tuna melt and have to say I was quite disappointed. It was not the same. The bread...More

Thank jennn1999
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Our server, Jaxon, took great care of us! He suggested a drink that the locals love and we all loved it too! The ceviche is delicious and it was nice to be just across the street from the beach.

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop in CR, after a much delayed trip (we were supposed to be here yesterday). The jalapeño margs hit the spot! Just enough spice to keep interesting, but not overwhelming. And the server provided by Joxon was fantastic!

Thank jhawkfundraiser
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good, cold beverages a big plus. Staff friendly and attentive. Grouper sandwich was great, wife had red snapper loved it. Great place to eat, drink and watch everything go by.

Thank Scott-Nooga
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

After wandering around in a bit of heat induced haze, we stepped into El Gran Escape for a bit of lunch. Our waiter Joxan immediately got us ice water, as we must have looked like we just finished a 10 K. I had a very...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Good value. Great service. It didn't feel like a tourist trap with poor food quality and high prices.

Thank Sheldon W
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The atmosphere was relaxed, service was great and the food and wine lovely! We drank a lovely Malbec. I had the whole sea bass, fried- so tasty! Had the seared tuna as an appetizer- delish! All in all, a nice experience!

Thank CurlyQNYC
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had a great seafood meal and yay, import beer!! Service and food was excellent. It was a little quiet, but that didn't matter.

Thank Frank B
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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
Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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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