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Pelican Hotel and Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
Hwy. 34, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
+506 2778 8105
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (11 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hwy. 34, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch at the Pelican, the location is hard to beat simply because you have a Pacific Ocean view. The staff was very nice and yet could use some more training as to ensure they can excel in customer service. While the overall food...More

Thank Marc O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good selection of fish, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Efficient and friendly service. Good surroundings. Would recommend.

Thank miamyrtle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a week in a house down the beach from here. We visited here 4 times! All of the food was terrific, and the drinks too! The service was exceptional. They have a great spot on the beach with tables, lounge...More

Thank Melody S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quite quirky bar and restaurant that provides “classical pop” music. Great fun to be in! Good range of food overlooking a spectacular beach

Thank TrevorCrichton
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while on a horse tour. I can’t speak to the pricing, as it was included in our tour, but the food was delicious and fresh.

Thank Vtsocalm
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Low key, relaxing stay and terrific beach. Nice folks and good food, too! Wanted to stay longer and we’d happily go back.

Thank Gregory H
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

This place is not fancy but it has a fabulous location on a fantastically beautiful beach that goes on for miles and miles in two directions. The food is quite good, the people who run it are friendly and accommodating and I would come here...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We stopped in for a drink and the staff was so friendly and wonderful. The Guaro Sour is to die for! this is a must see!

Thank stephanie v
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Small bar/restaurant with a beautiful view of the pristine beach at Esterillos Este. Live American style music. Food was pretty good, not great. Service was friendly and good. Family friendly. Despite location right on the water, amazingly NO ocean breezes and it was quite warm...More

Thank Fred T
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Food taste good and good quality. Staff pleasant and mostly speak English. Little high price, but on the beach. Dog friendly. The sampler appetizer is good, yucca fries, patacones, guacamole and chip, salsa and bean dip. US hamburger better than Pelican burger.

Thank Marie2009
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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