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El Gran Escape

$$ - $$$
Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
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Costa Rica | Quepos Center, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
+506 2777 7850
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Leander, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We try to eat at different places for each meal when we travel. We went back to this one because it was great local spot near our hotel in downtown Quepos. The food was good. The prices seemed average. And my wife loved the local kitty that made a quick visit.

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Thank R Ferrell S
Halifax, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here twice during our 5 night stay, the food was fresh and the service was good. I would recommend

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Thank jayned66
Rockport, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great service, drunks and very good food. brought our tuna in and they prepared both grilled and raw. best ever

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Truro, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early on while eating my meal I there was a small piece of wire (possibly from a frying basket?) hiding in my French fries which I unfortunately put in my mouth. I told the waitress who apologised and replaced my French fries for new ones very quickly. I waited to see if any money was taken off my bill but... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this spot by parking in front trying to get to the bank. Prices were a bit high, but all food in CR is high. Food was great, staff was friendly. Everything was good, I'd come back again!

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Sitges, Spain
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw reviews that recommended this place but find it impossible to imagine why unless the reviewers are masochistic. We only dropped in after returning from the beach in MA for a sunset supposedly "happy hours" drink. However, service was unfriendly and unwelcoming. Despite a board saying "Happy hour - or supposedly 2 hours - the cocktails and drinks that... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant service was nice and quick. The menu had quite a lot to choose from- burgers, salads, seafood, costa Rican, etc. We ordered a burger and ranch wrap. The dishes were huge and super hard to finish it all! Delicious! The would recommend for those looking for comfortable service and food.

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Alberta, Canada
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Less than half a block from our Best Western hotel, we strolled past this open air property several times and viewed their extensive menu. During the heat of the day, we were unsure of comfort without air conditioning so passed on having lunch, but in the evening cool, we reconsidered - and were happy that we did! We had the... More 

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Montreal
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My tacos were great! Definitely have the tacos! Kids had burgers and were happy Husband was disappointed with the casado. Having had casado day after day in different regions, local restaurants in tamarindo, on the side of highways and at hotels we became experts of the casado plate.... best casado definitely not here....

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quepos
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The only real quality dining option in quepos. Open air corner location to watch the world go by. A very large menu. Good bar. Chicken parmigiana and fresh fish of day were both a 10.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Costa Rica | Quepos Center, Quepos 6350, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Quepos
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 7850
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?