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El Velero Restaurant

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (37 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Playa Hermosa Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had what was advertised as St. Louis style ribs, but they were not lean like those we've made/eaten in the States. The portion was rather small, especially factoring in the waste of fat and gristle (which didn't seem to bother my husband, as he...More

Thank internationalmama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What else is there to say? We only ventured to other places for variety sake. We could have happily eaten here the whole 4 day trip and been satisfied.

Thank tsponeway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the night that they grill out. the fish was amazing. the sunset view was gorgeous. will go again.

Thank jalndsy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went looking for ceviche and a sandwich, but since it was BBQ night we could only get something off the grill, as they close the kitchen on Wed and Sat nights. Really nothing that the kids could order other than grilled chicken, fish or...More

Thank ScubaGal38
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Comfortable Clean Restaurant with good range of food at reasonable prices. Wait staff was just outstanding for 6 meals over three days. Will definitely visit there again !

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We ate almost every meal here since we stayed at hotel. There was no reason to go anywhere else, it was great! Great Hamburgers (if you have kiddos).

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Set on Playa Hermosa beach, this restaurant offers a variety of grilled meat and seafood meals at reasonable prices. Cocktails are delicious and the food is well cooked despite being a little flat and under-seasoned or simple. I had a whole snapper which was a...More

Thank ccuisinec
Reviewed 24 July 2017

For dinner we ordered : Grilled Mahi Mahi - my partner loved this order! it cme with sauteed vegetbles as the side dish Grilled Tuna - not so good, a bit dry, my partner did not finish this order

Thank Eve R
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were told by our concierge at Zindis that this is THE place for Taco Tuesday! Well, they weren't wrong. Three giant stuffed tacos for $12. The tacos are made in crispy flour tortillas which was something new to me and they were soooooo good!...More

Thank lynnva68
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Went there for Taco Tuesday having high expectations given the reviews, and was not disappointed. The tacos are crispy, and have either chicken, beef or fish, pico de gallo, lettuce, and beans (although they will customize them as requested). Great setting on the beach. I...More

Thank jvisco
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18 April 2016|
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Response from Patti A | Reviewed this property |
It's from 4-6pm. But it does not include beer or all mixed drinks, cocktails. The drinks are reasonably priced for a resort bar. I think that their pina coladas and strawberry margeritas were around $6. - same with other... More
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Restaurant Details

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