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“Not to be missed experience!”

Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Villareal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$55
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
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 !
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This was a great experience right from booking, we didn’t have a car to get there, so Alex arranged to pick us up, gave us a tour of the main visitors area, then we were given a very pleasant guide Marco and paired up with horses for a leisurely ride to the top of the ranch where we enjoyed the views of the hills and the ocean. Next, we zip lined with two guides who were fun and very safety conscious, 9 lines in all. To finish the experience we were served a freshly prepared delicious dinner of bbq paired with drinks, all the food fresh, local and plentiful. Our host, Alex joined us for the meal and told many great stories.
We definitely recommend this experience and can’t wait to visit again! Thank you Alex and crew!

Thank MarP27
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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you for the great review Amigo.
The Super ranch combo is the ride up,zip down pool,BBQ dinner.Happy to see you & the family loved the Adventure.Happy Holidays & Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Black Stallion is a must on your list to visit in Guanacaste. Alex and his staff will go the extra mile for you to feel welcome and comfortable. The variety of tours include zip lining (best around), ATV's and horseback riding. And at the end a fantastic BBQ and drinks while enjoying the stars as close as it gets! Great for families, adventurous couples or private groups. If you want entertainment, adventure, and great food you need to visit Black Stallion...

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Thank obarahona
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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Pura Vida Amigo.Thank you very much for the great review.A pleasure meeting you & the family.Hope to see u all again very soon.Lets do the big guys birthday party here with Kareoke old school.
Also,next time definatly bring swim trunks and enjoy the pool its there for everyone to enjoy.Thank you again.
Cheers!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had the best time here. Our zip lining tour ended up being private and the guides and owner were so great! Alex even picked us up right by our hotel.

Thank caseyea
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Came with a group of 150 people, and all had a great experience doing the Canopy zip line.
Alex and the guys are great and very professional, security before all.
Great food at the restaurant.
Much more to do there like horseback riding...
Thanks Alex
We will come again next time.

Thank Stephen K
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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you very much for the great review Amigo.It was a pleasure having you all on the ranch zipping & relaxing.
Next time we can do a big fiesta in the new Rancho lounge we are building.
We can do live music,BBQ & cooking in the new outdoor oven.Super cool group
Thank You Again Amigo.


Amazing group

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times and every time it is a great experience. Last time with 10 friends visiting from New York and everyone had a blast. Food is excellent service is excellent and we were treated to and included in a jam session after dinner. For a relaxing evening with friends and locals and great food this is the place to be.

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Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you very much for the great review.Aways a pleasure having you.
That was a fun jam session,we like it when clients bring talented & creative friends.Thats real Pura Vida.
Big thanks & happy Christmas to you all. Cheers!

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