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El Gran Escape

$$ - $$$Seafood, International,
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (37 reviews)
“burgers” (22 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We all had the fried whole snapper. This was one of my favorite meals of all time! We’ll be back with some of our own catch, we hope.

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the vegan pita sandwich and a dark beer for lunch. Server was very patient as I tried out some of my Spanish. ... Life Is Good

Thank tomshoe2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food took over 45 min to arrive even though there was only one other table seated in the restaurant at the time. Our waiter was extremely rude and unfriendly and never apologized for the poor service. He took over 15 minutes to bring our...More

1  Thank travelbug2358
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is quite nice, but packed with American tourists and very noisy. Our waiter took a long time to take our order: one hamburger well-done with french fries, one medium with salad. We got two hamburgers that were cold because they had been sitting...More

Thank jokoln
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Visited with a tour group of fellow travellers last night and we all enjoyed it. I had a simple chicken vegetable soup, with friends also sampling the fresh snapper, seared sesame tuna, hamburgers and Aztec soup, plus some amazing smelling brownies and 2-4-1 cocktails! Great...More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We started with a glass of wine. Four of us ordered the same wine and it was bad. The server gave us a hard time about sending it back. The fish, one fish of the day and one seafood stew were not the best. The...More

Thank sj9400
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent plate of mixed fried rice with seafood. Very tasty to a very reasonable price. The restaurant itself is situated right in front of the elevated beach-walk. The fine jazz-music invites you for a longer stay & offers an welcome alternative to the...More

Thank 1950fede
Reviewed 8 January 2018

My family and I came here for a late lunch one afternoon. The restaurant was not very busy, so we were seated immediately and attended to right away. We ordered the nachos for an appetizer and it was great. We order 3 different burgers and...More

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Extremely slow service. A bit unprofessional attitude. Food tasted poorly. Food took very long to arrive. Do not recommend to anyone. Nice look but bad service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped by in the middle of the afternoon for a couple drinks and fish tacos. Really enjoyed it and the waiter Magit was just great.

Thank Steven B
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14 August 2017|
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Response from CRNYTraveler | Property representative |
Yes we would be happy to prepare you catch!! Its about $15 per person, cooked to your liking and with some nice sides :-) Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av 1, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 7850
  • E-mail
El Gran Escape is proud of our long tradition of using local produce and seafood, and homemade tortillas, bread, desserts, as well as our commitment to being involved in the local community. We use only biodegradeable and recycled to-go containers and paper products, as well as a variety of other sustainable and eco-friendly practices. We hope you love your time in Costa Rica and hlep us do our part to keep this beautiful country Green!
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