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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

$$ - $$$Barbecue, ,
The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8869 9765
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (47 reviews)
“bbq meats” (6 reviews)
“steak” (33 reviews)
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Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most awesome place with great food, great atmosphere and perfectly wonderful waitstaff. They even cooked the fish we caught early in the day. Alex made the most killer 007 cocktails!! Need to visit!! Fun Pura Vida!!More

Thank maxy2289
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Pleasure having you all on the ranch Happy you enjoyed the fishing trip we organized for you & even better you bringing the catch for us to BBQ.Glad you enjoyed the private dinner and the 007 cocktail lol. We do have fun here.Bring the kids...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous afternoon on Black Stallion we did the canopy for one hour rode horses for one hour then relaxed in the pool,then had dinner.Great time the kids are still talking about it.Thanks to the staff.Great time we will be back.

Thank dolpins
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Pleasure having the family Amigo.Great kids,they loved the zipping.Be great to have you in our Ranch community,let us know when u are back in beautiful Costa Rica,we will make another fiesta for you.Cheers! life is good here.Thanks again.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a fun experience! The food was great and the ziplining was so much fun! Alex is a real people person and will make you feel right at home at the Ranch. They were really accommodating-- they picked us up right from our hotel and...More

Thank Peyton W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We typically don't like planned tourist activities and were searching for a more relaxed, smaller type of experience for zip lining and a horseback ride. Being a tripadvisor long time member/user, I had read about Black Stallion Ranch and also noted it was rated #1...More

Thank smrbrz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many people to thank at the Black Stallion for my sons birthday zip-lining and BBQ fiesta!!! You are were so accommodating, kind and INCREDIBLY FUN!! Flynn had the most memorable 5th birthday there at the ranch that he wont stop raving about. We all...More

Thank tnflynn
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you that was a great afternoon and evening.We enjoyed looking after you all. What a great family & Flyns grandpa,well he should have in the movies with Clint Eastwood or John Wayne,hes a classic,plus he surfs,one cool grandpa. We have some classic pics of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to go to the BBQ night at the ranch because of the amazing reviews of the place, and we wasn’t disappointed! Alex picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel after which was really nice of him. The bbq food was...More

Thank heyitschloeee
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the great review. Pleasure having you on the ranch.We always try to have a fun time & BBQ up a tropical storm lol. Talking about rain the seasons switched and now we can look forward to a green jungle,much nicer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the ranch during our trip to Tamarindo and it was one of the highlights of our week. Alex (the owner) picked us up at our hotel and brought us to the ranch where we relaxed with a drink until it was our turn...More

Thank Chris J
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review Amigo most appreciated.Happy to see you loved zipping with us & enjoyed the BBQ dinner & karaoke lol. We do have fun here in paradise.Thanks for visiting us & see u soon. Pura Vida.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous day of zip lining, horseback riding, and BBQ!! Our adventure started with zip lining & flying through the trees! The staff were very professional & went the extra mile to make sure that our daughters (ages 7 & 11) were safe and...More

Thank Stacey C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing spot!! Alex and his staff were great hosts. Highly recommended!! The barbecue was simply perfect. Beautiful property that can be experienced on horseback. Thanks guys!

Thank Tanookirichie
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Amigo happy to see you enjoyed the ride & the BBQ dinner. Next time you are welcome to use the pool and relax with a cold one.Thanks for visiting us and Pura Vida.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eight of us had a great time and meal at the Black Stallion. Personal treatment by the owner and his staff and great food made our last night in Costa Rica a special night to remember. Alex (the owner) had a cake for our son...More

Thank andy1409
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a great review and thanks for choosing us.It was a pleasure having you all, super fun & you all rocked the karaoke Pura Vida style. We like to make Birthday parties super special,if you in beautiful Costa Rica and its a...More

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Joelleen S
2 December 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Hi any medical cancelations are automatically credited or we can rescedual what ever you prefer. Pls.zlet us know pura buda.
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Judith G
22 October 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Hi sure we can BBQ a special veggie dish for u Just let us know when? Thanks Pura Vida.
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macyeve
7 March 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Yes we can best to zip in the morning or earley afternoon then ATV @ 3 pm then BBQ we will e mail u - thanks Pura Vida!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$55
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Villareal
  • Phone Number: +506 8869 9765
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Description
We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We specialize in small groups & also do special events for families & friends. ( What we do, is BBQ just for u.) The BBQ is outside in " the shack "under the stars, people relax in the Cafe & Saloon, which is a unique rustic wood design.The best way to descibe the set up is " Costa Rican cowboy Saloon with a surfer twist."We make every evening special & unique ! It is reservations only. Please book in advance. We start at 7 pm & BBQ the best local assorted meats,lomo,ribs,pork,steak,chorizo,ranch chicken & veggies. Then finish the evening with a tropical desert that's always a surprise, followed by a tropical blended some thing good. We start BBQ ing at 7pm. & The food is served no later than 7.30 Pm.We suggest people arrive at 6.30-7 Pm.The good news we have a new paved road so it's a quick trip from tamarindo.The BBQ dinners we do are a feast, so it's very unlikely u will leave hungry.See u soon & Pura Vida !
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