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El Pelicano

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Latin, Seafood,
200 Metros sur de la puesta del sol | Playa Herradura, Herradura 61101, Costa Rica
+506 2637 8910
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (36 reviews)
“fish” (35 reviews)
“ceviche” (35 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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200 Metros sur de la puesta del sol | Playa Herradura, Herradura 61101, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 354 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a seat in the bar swing facing the ocean, take on the view while you sip a delicious margarita. Place your order then head over to get your complimentary soup and salad at the bar. Get the whole red snapper for a delicious authentic...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat down for a late lunch right off the boat that brought us to Herradure (Horseshoe) beach. There weren't alot of people, but the service was quick and friendly, and the food was local and very fresh. Prices are reasonable and you can't put...More

Thank עמי מ
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner on way to Los Sueños. The menu is perfect for a beach restaurant. The prices are reasonable. Food was great. Order the shrimp and rice! But service was slooooow.

Thank Drew D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We stopped in Herradura just to grab a bite and didn't have any knowledge of this town. It seemed like there was lots of upscale vacation homes and found this nice place to eat. It is right on the beach where you can see all...More

Thank ERIC J
Reviewed 8 September 2017

amazing salad and soup bar with your meal - and the fresh fish was so great! and beautiful views. And great prices.

Thank sandy12539
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This was the first restaurant my wife and I ate at as soon as we arrived to Costa Rica. We were greeted right away and seated at a nice table with an ocean view. We first ordered water to start off with and then some...More

Thank Jainarine K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Found this place thanks to TripAdvisor reviews and it was well worth the visit. A shack of a place on the beach at Herradura, but don't be afraid. The staff is friendly, the food is fresh and delicious, and the view is breathtaking. My wife...More

1  Thank ptodisco
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This restaurant is right on the ocean. It was great to hear the ocean waves as we enjoyed a nice dinner away from the resort.

Thank KristiLF
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We first got to know the Pelican about 10 years ago and it was a really great place then. We have just re-visited after six years away from the country and found the Pelican as good as ever, if not better. It has loads of...More

Thank tk1535
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice restaurant down on the beach in Herradura Bay. Lots of seafood selections and a salad bar. Outdoor and indoor seating. Food was fresh and the staff was friendly. I have been here several times and you can also take your own fresh catch over...More

Thank johnnieb47
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26 April 2017|
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Response from leannechase | Reviewed this property |
We parked down the street a bit, no problem.
Laraine S
12 December 2016|
Response from Hector U | Property representative |
Hello Laraine, yes we are open for Christmas Day you can call to the restaurant at the number 26378910, also you can send us a email with the number of persons and the hour you want you reservation at. Also you can send... More
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Linda W
4 April 2016|
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Response from Jo0547 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. We were there all winterbut now are home in the US. Love that dish as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Metros sur de la puesta del sol | Playa Herradura, Herradura 61101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Herradura
  • Phone Number: +506 2637 8910
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