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El Velero Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here for dinner our first night here--it was Taco Tuesdays, the host (and owner we believe) had a big personality and welcomed us in even though we didn't have reservations. We sat at the bar since we didn't have reservations. On Taco Tuesdays you get 3 tacos-- chicken, beef, and seafood. They came in a fried tortilla--a little... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

never had like this. It is fantastic and a most enjoyable experience. Besides the standard ribs etc, they serve barbeque fish and other assorted items. A unique experience for the first timer.

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a continental breakfast our first morning at Playa Hermosa. The simple breakfast was very good and the sweet ice tea divine. The waiter mentioned that they had a barbecue dinner on Wednesdays so we ventured back to try their fare. The grilled yellowtail was superb. A beach front setting perfect for a sunset dining experience. One note, while... More 

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All food was wonderful. The chef accomadated me as a vegetarian. Wonderful barbeque on Wednesdays and Saturdays

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff was great and drinks were mixed tasty...plus the views are heaven. Seating was good and had fans to move the air along with the mild breeze off the ocean steps away...postcard setting with beverages....why did I leave? To earn more money to come back, of course!

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Stratford, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With seating right on the Pacific Ocean and a world class chef you can't ask for a better experience. Wednesday and Saturdays are BBQ nights. Tuesday is TNT... Tuesday night Tacos.

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Thank patsdahlia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Comfortable seating directly on beach. Large menu, good service. Full bar. Great place to take your time over a meal or drink at the beach.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff was outstanding and very attentive, breakfast and dinner was delicious and reasonably priced. View was beach perfect

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Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a couple breakfasts here, both were excellent. The wait staff is attentive and the service quite fast. The dinner menu looked fine but never sampled it.

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Sherwood, Oregon
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go-to lunch stop when in Hermosa. The location & service are both very nice. Gluten free entrees are limited to salads & delicious ceviche & the were very agreeable to make corn tortilla chips for me to eat with my ceviche. Blended fruit drinks were disappointing, better to stick to the menu I think. We enjoyed our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Costa Rican, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa

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