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El Avion

Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood curry” (34 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Besides an amazing view over Manoel Antonio, we were very happy with the service and the food. Everything perfect. Excelent food. Reasonable prices to CR.

Thank Silflosi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend kept telling me he was taking me to the “airplane” restaurant. We arrived and I saw the entrance was literally an old plane, maybe a bomber. Amazing how they incorporated the plane into the restaurant. Walking through the plane to the open air...More

Thank ArizonaN8
Reviewed 2 days ago

How cool is it to hang out in a old aircraft with a real history.View is awesome and food is good and reasonably priced. This restaurant also has a good nightlife on certain nights as well.

Thank Stephenc00
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had lunch here one day, we thought we would have an appetiser which turned out to be so much we struggled to eat it all, totally delicious and such an amazing history as the restaurant is constructed out of an airplane. Great place, great...More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decent food and service. Tourist trap because of the plane built into the restaurant. I wouldn’t choose this restaurant for a special evening out.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was unique and the food was delicious. We had full dinner - there was four of us - and each of us raved about our food. The service was also excellent and the views stunning. Highly recommend

Thank katunes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about El Avion in a newspaper article on Costa Rica and was really excited when we passed by on our way to see what Manuel Antonio park was all about. We were totally underwhelmed and put off by the entire touristic scene...More

Thank dmuzik1090
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed every aspect of this dining expereince. Views were breathtaking as well. Within walking distance of our hotel which made it even better.

Thank lpalfam4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has an amazing view and a really special ambiance in a real airplane! I ordered a beef burger with French fries, both were delicious! Also the juices and smoothies are good! Staff is nice and helpful.

Thank lis1606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great dining experience and great for kids. Our 3 year old spent most of the time in the cockpit and this was a must go destination while staying in Manuel Antonio. Highly recommend!

Thank John M
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Questions & Answers
Ashley B
19 January 2017|
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Response from Ken T | Property representative |
I will check my emails again, but I usually answer all emails four times a week. In the meantime, just send an email,to my personal email and we will go from there. Apparently email addresses are not allowed in this format... More
Helen B
22 June 2016|
Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! And if anyone in your party speaks Spanish, you will be great. If not, just go prepared to have something written in Spanish. They will cater to whatever you need.
4 March 2016|
Response from Serge M | Reviewed this property |
depends on the season, in other words by Peak Season You should make reservations or during weekends on High Season
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 3378
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