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El Velero Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central American, Costa Rican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the hotel for a couple of nights. The food was great. Everything was fresh and properly prepared. Great view and great food. Bring bug spray.

Thank ckboop
Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of my meals were amazing. Particularly the tacos (love em) and the Surf & Turf bar-b-que. The service was also very attentive. All prices were very reasonable.

Thank Paul K
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210 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

we went back to eat again but now they have the gate locked period I guess you have to be checked into the hotel to use the restaurant in the past we have gone there to have lunch or dinner and then go swimming. thank goodness there are lots of restaurants

Thank William H
Delaware River Region, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We visit Costa Rica for five weeks in the winter and never miss visiting our favorite Play Hermosa Restaurant. Always hugs from their very special waiters, Luis, Hernado, Joshua...the best. Love "Taco Tuesday" and BBQ on Wednesday night and Saturday. We enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For sunset photographers, this is the perfect spot. Right on the beach.

Thank chhillinn
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Best taco Tuesday! On the beach hearing the waves crashing eating tacos and frozen margaritas! They also have excellent breakfast.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Parksville, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We ate a late lunch here just after checking Into our rooms. The restaurant was just off the beach, you could watch the people walk buy and hear the waves. I had a chicken sandwich with salad for lunch. The chicken was cooked nicely but the meal overall was not the best, it tasted fine, it was more of a... More 

Thank Monica B
Vancouver Island, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were here for Taco Tuesday and they were sooooo good! There is a chicken, fish and beef taco on the plate.You are sitting almost on the beach. The atmosphere is lovely.

Thank Curious27
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We've had breakfast and dinner there and both were excellent! First their banana pancakes are excellent...a must have! We got a few plates and shared them and we all raved about how delicious there were. Also a must is Taco Tuesday. They deep fry the tortillas and you can have beef, chicken or fish tacos. 😋 EXCELLENT! Drinks were also... More 

Thank dblaze
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had breakfast there which was fine, expensive of course. Dinner was Taco night and it was horrible. Service was good and the waiters worked very hard.

Thank Negin H
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Family of 5 with preteen/teenagers - some of the BEST tacos we'd ever had!! FYI - no other menu items available on Tuesday Taco or Wednesday BBQ nights (not even appetizers). Tacos are any combo of fish, chicken and beef (3 total) - I'm guessing bean (veggie) also available. DELICIOUS! Beautiful sunsets and outdoor seating. Lovely restaurant and bar and... More 

Thank Gretchen N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Central American, Costa Rican, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506-2672-1017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?