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Tilapias El Pavon

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South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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Street from Uvita to Sierpe, 10 kms antes de llegar a puerto Cortes. | 10 kms antes de Pto Cortes si va hacia Golfito, si viene es despues de la entrada a Cortes 10Kms hacia Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica
+506 2200 4721
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08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our new favourite places for lunch. We had the fish filet, the whole fish and the chicken..all excellent along with a cold beer to wash it down with. Service was good and the staff was friendly. Very clean, bathrooms spotless (good place to change into or out of your bathing suit). Short walk to the falls (great foto... More 

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Woodside, California, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Great food and service. Park there if you visit the waterfall if you plan to eat there. Check out the talapia ponds. Very fresh fish!

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Thank MarkRobertsUvita
Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We always come here for lunch with the family and friends. Makes for a liesurely afternoon. The kids fish for tilapia, the grown-ups visit and have a couple of "Micheladas" and everybody is happy!

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Thank Baffo1
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is hands down, one of our favorites for lunch. The kids can fish for their own tilapia while the grown-ups order lunch and throw back a "michelada". We always come for lunch when we're in town!

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Thank DawnEnders
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Three items on the menu: fried whole fish, grilled/fried fish fillet and grilled/fried chicken breast. Each 5000 Colones = $10. We ordered one of each: whole fish completely fried to death, dry as a bone. Grilled fillet somewhat juicy but tasteless. Grilled chicken breast also as dry as it comes. I'm a big whole fish lover so big disappointment after... More 

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Colorado
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Such a unique place. It is quite the drive to get to (we were starting from Dominical) but definitely worth it. The waterfall is a short hike from the restaurant. Not a huge fall but refreshing just the same. We were the only people there on a Monday. The gardens surrounding the restaurant are beautifully kept! The fish was excellent.... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

What a clean and pleasant spot to drop in for lunch. Set in a delightful garden with lots of fish pools. The beer was cold and the food was excellent. We just timed it right as we got there before the tour bus so we did not have to wait for our food. My advice would be to visit the... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Heard about this restaurant by word of mouth. It was described as the "Tilapia Farm Restaurant". What a treat. It is quite a drive up the typical Costa Riica dirt road near Ojachal but very well worth the drive. The restaurant is clean. The grounds are gorgeous. There is a picturesque waterfall just a short walk from the palapa. Be... More 

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Thank David S
Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

After going to the nearby waterfall we went to have dinner at at El Pavon. We loved the location and appreciated the ingenuity of the fish ponds. The landscape is very nice and very well maintained. We had an excellent fish dinner. We will go back and take friends with us. Experience all worth it.

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Thank AnnaGrise
Lakewood, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

The view was very nice and the location is great! Just a short walk down from the restaurant is a nice pool and waterfall that is a popular spot with tourists and locals alike. The fish here was nice, my daughter and I shared a whole fried tilapia and we polished off the dish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Street from Uvita to Sierpe, 10 kms antes de llegar a puerto Cortes. | 10 kms antes de Pto Cortes si va hacia Golfito, si viene es despues de la entrada a Cortes 10Kms hacia Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Ojochal
  • Phone Number: +506 2200 4721
Description
Privately owned local restaurant in the forest. 4 km from Costanera in South direction, entrance to the left hand before the Punta Mala bridge

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