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El Avion

Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
4 days ago
“El Avion”
6 days ago
“Gimmicky but actually very good”
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Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviews (3,468)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the food and view here and ate several times during our stay. It has the best view over the water and jungle in Manuel Antonio. You can see the ocean and monkeys playing in the trees at the same time. Would recommend the...More

Thank Katherine337
Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent and different option for a drink. Prices are not so expensive. If you want, you can drink something here and then cross the road and visit Selina's bar, which is nice and full of people, too. Very cool bar!

Thank Moni C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good restaurant, good standard fare, a bit more Americanized than most in the area. Good daily specials for dinner

Thank James G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my husband went to Costa Rica to celebrate our anniversary and came to this restaurant. The restauran is around a real airplane. It is really nice... and the view was amazing. The servers were soooo nice! The food was good. We had an...More

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved the atmosphere at this place. It was fun, beautiful, airy and great food. We had a birthday celebration here, and of course were a little loud, but it went well with the restaurant. The waiters had great service! Our son and son in...More

Thank tandmgroup
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really cool restaurant made from a airplane from the contras. Full size transport undercover in this bar/restaurant. On the backside a million dollar view of the valley and the ocean. Food was delicious. Well worth the view and to top it off a sloth was...More

Thank Funyfyrman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely recommend the Seafood Curry. It was like a stew with rice. My wife had a fish sandwich and loved it. While the food was great, the view was magnificent! It was built around an old US cargo airplane used in the Contra-Sandinista affair. Very...More

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our food was good, and we had a beautiful view of the ocean. This was the only place we went in the country where the server did not seem to appreciate our attempts to speak in Spanish. Granted, they were busy, and his English was...More

Thank Adrienne Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was very, very good and the ocean view was amazing. Great place to go to for sunsets (although it was cloudy the day we were there). Good prices with delicious drinks!

Thank Sandi R
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to stop to get some quirky photos and has a great view. We had planned to come for dinner so started off with a cocktail whilst we looked at the menu. A few people in our hotel had said that...More

Thank Whitlam H
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Ashley B
What is the best way to go about making a reservation? I have a group of 11 visiting from the US in February and we have attempted to contact the restaurant via email twice on their website and have not received a response. None of us have an international call plan so we are trying to avoid calling. Is there any other way?
19 January 2017|
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Response from Ken T | Property representative |
I will check my emails again, but I usually answer all emails four times a week. In the meantime, just send an email,to my personal email and we will go from there. Apparently email addresses are not allowed in this format... More
Helen B
Hi, we'd like to come for dinner. Our daughter (10) has Celiac Disease and may therefore not have gluten. Are you able to cater for her? Thanks, Helen
22 June 2016|
Response from Tina T | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! And if anyone in your party speaks Spanish, you will be great. If not, just go prepared to have something written in Spanish. They will cater to whatever you need.
Do we need to make reservations?
4 March 2016|
Response from Serge M | Reviewed this property |
depends on the season, in other words by Peak Season You should make reservations or during weekends on High Season
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio
  • Phone Number: +506 2777 3378