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Pelican Hotel and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Pub, South American, Gluten Free Options
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Hwy. 34, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
+506 2778 8105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service. My wife and I ordered drinks and dinner from the limited menu. A short wait and hers arrived but not mine. She of course waited for mine to arrive before eating hers. After a ten plus minute wait I walked to the kitchen to inquire and found all three servers eating a catered in pizza. Apologies of course... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lucked upon this beautiful, authentic, small hotel situated right on an 11 mile beach. The proprietors were hospitable, and gave us useful information on the area. Lovely bar and restaurant opens to the garden, pool and overlooking the beach. The room décor was fun with view of beach, breakfast was included. We wished we had been able to stay... More 

Thank Sue A
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drinks are so good. The bartenders are welcoming and fun. The night I went there was a live band. There is a pool table. I had a mojito (the best I've had anywhere) and stood with others watching the bonfire. O yeah, this bar is right on the beach. You can star gaze , the stars are so close... More 

Thank Blue2013
Signal Mountain, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a late dinner. They were busy with a large party but graciously accommodated us and we were grateful. They serve USDA beef which we were happy about. Costa Rican beef can be a little tougher than we Americans are used to. Mikey and Diana are very friendly owners. They are knowledgeable about the area as well.

Thank Honor H
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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229 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Take a detour on your way to Quepos and pull off for lunch overlooking just about the best walking beach ever. The hamburger was excellent and fries crispy. We also enjoyed the shrimp wraps and dorado sandwich. Mostly we enjoyed being back at a locale we first discovered almost 25 years ago, under newish management and with attention to detail.... More 

Thank TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Los Angeles
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

hot, we were comfortable. Two frieWe loved the drinks and were happy they had food, but food was mediocre but we were happy with the sight of that beautiful empty beach and were in the shade under fans so although it was unbelievably nds rented a boogie board on our return trip and frolicked in the surf. On the first... More 

Thank drjlever
Solon, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this quant restaurant and bar area after our horseback riding tour with The Riding Adventure company. This had a friendly and local atmosphere and beautiful beach views.

Thank Sherry M
La Florida de Piedras Blancas
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I am a group leader for adults with special needs, and finding appropriate, accessible, fun and reasonable lodging is challenging enough. But to find this place, and the specialized service that Mikey & Diana provide completely exceeded our expectations and was such a pleasant surprise. Aside from their attention to detail of caretaking the property (the coconuts are removed from... More 

Thank fincabellavista
Snoqualmie, Washington
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513 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We didn't have rooms- so we don't know about them- but we hung out there for hours- had lunch, body surfed and met interesting guests and other visitors. The mango margaritas served were dynamite- the food, not so wonderful. But it was a glorious place to watch the waves and feel the breeze and down a few drinks.

Thank couplessPS
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My son and I visited the Pelican Hotel restaurant for an afternoon snack. We ordered nachos to go, so nothing fancy but exactly what my teenage boy was craving! We chatted with the owners of the hotel while we waited for our food and they were welcoming and friendly. Food was priced well and my son's nachos were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Pub, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy. 34, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Esterillos Este
  • Phone Number: +506 2778 8105

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?