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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

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The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8869 9765
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long drive from Arenal we popped into black stallion ranch for dinner and had a excellent time,always delicious,good vibes & a great rustic atmosphere this is our 3 time enjoying the BBq ,we are returning to ride horses in the morning pura vida.

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Thank Ronnie K
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a morning zipline and lunch online. Alex picked us up at our hotel and took us to the ranch. The First part of the adventure was ziplining. The guides were terrific. They gave us a mini training course before starting out. I was a little nervous about the activity, given that I am not particularly athletic. They made... More 

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Black Stallion Hills is close to Tamarindo but completely removed from the tourist grid. We rode local horses( great horse guy, guide) that are very gentle but frisky up to a mountaintop where the 360 view includes, the pacific coast, mountains, and jungles! Then off on the zip lines, great fun with upside down being the best! Our guides were... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

omg we feel so welcome every time we come here. We bring our family when they come for the zips. This last time we went, we had a the best bbq we've ever had and they had a brand new pool! They are even making a new restaurant area! Next time we are doing the horses, The owner really cares... More 

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Thank cabobunny
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place. Lovely staff and super friendly. Will definitely go back for more of their delicious barbecue.

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Thank Allan M
Geronimo, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here Monday, 15 May 2017 which is right between my wife's and my birthdays (wife, 14th mine 16th). Our host, Alex, picked us up across the street from where we were staying and drove us out to the ranch for one of the absolute best Bar-B-Que dinners we have had; and we live in Texas! The meats were... More 

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for the fab review, most appreciated Amigo.Pleasure having you and a great job zipping in the jungle the following day, you guys rocked! an adventurous adventure,glad you loved it. We look forward to seeing you soon in Paradise. Pura Vida! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked an ATV ride and dinner with Black Stallion and it was amazing! Alex, the host/owner of the Black Stallion Cafe, was wonderful! He is a great entertainer and shared stories of his amazing life with us. The food was absolutely delicious! It was raining that night but that didn't slow any of us down. We met some lovely... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great staff, Alex is a fantastic host who went the extra Mike to get a birthday cake for someone in our group.

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for the review.You gotta have a fun birthday cake,great evening! Happy you all loved the canopy zipline.thanks for being flexible on timming,rainy season,best to do canopy in the morning & have lunch with us.Pura Vida! More 

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the best BBQ around and there is plenty of food and drink for everyone. We enjoyed both the zip lining and the horseback riding.

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Thank cpstaz495
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review so glad to see you enjoyed the rustic style BBQ. We cook everything super fresh,so no prefab food here. The Super Ranch Combo is the best adventure here & you saved $25 p/p booking it online. Happy to see you loved the ride & the canopy Zipline. Thanks for choosing Black Stallion... More 

SAN FRANCISCO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the hotel book reservation for us. This is really close to the JW Marriott in Guanacaste. We had the all you can eat BBQ buffet and wow they know how to cook meat. The mango sauce was amazing and the salad and veggies were all really fresh.

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 55
Cuisine
Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Villareal
  • Phone Number: +506 8869 9765
Description
We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We specialize in small groups & also do special events for families & friends. ( What we do, is BBQ just for u.) The BBQ is outside in " the shack "under the stars, people relax in the Cafe & Saloon, which is a unique rustic wood design.The best way to descibe the set up is
" Costa Rican cowboy Saloon with a surfer twist."We make every evening special & unique ! It is reservations only. Please book in advance.
We start at 7 pm & BBQ the best local assorted meats,lomo,ribs,pork,steak,chorizo,ranch chicken & veggies. Then finish the evening with a tropical desert that's always a surprise, followed by a tropical blended some thing good.
We start BBQ ing at 7pm. & The food is served no later than 7.30 Pm.We suggest people arrive at 6.30-7 Pm.The good news we have a new paved road so it's a quick trip from tamarindo.The BBQ dinners we do are a feast, so it's very unlikely u will leave hungry.See u soon & Pura Vida !

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