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El Quijote Bar and Restaurant

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Seafood, International, Central American, Sushi, Asian, South American, Costa Rican
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playa hermosa next door to hotel villa acacia | 2da Entrade 100 Metros a Mano Derecho, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
+506 2672 0176
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We walked up to the building to read the notes on the doors - definitely CLOSED!!! There is nothing else to say but GO TO GINGER! Best restaurant in playa hermosa

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We went for dinner, around Feb 20. It was closed, and had signs on the windows, which we could not read. It looked like it was out of business, and the manager at Hotel ManGaby told us that it had gone out of business?

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Thank Sharon B
Garner, Iowa
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had a very pleasant first impression. The owner, Fernando, greeted us. He was lively, fun to watch as he greeted other patrons. Explained the special that evening, then came back to take our orders. We asked for menus. Should have just stuck with the special which was whole red snapper. Or just appetizers. Those who did order from the menu... More 

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Thank Homewood2425
New York, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Six of us went to El Quijote during its opening week. It was fabulous, from Fernando, our host, to Michelangelo who caught the fish. We had the special, an huge platter of jumbo shrimp and red snapper in a to-die-for garlic sauce. They aim to please at El Quijote...try it for good, fresh food and amazing Costa Rican ambiance.

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Thank District7
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We've walked past this restaurant numerous times just because we already had an agenda for dinner or drinks, but tonight we made it a goal to stop in for a drink and I'm so glad we did. We stopped just for one and had few and even gave the bartender the liberty to surprise us with a specialty drink at... More 

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Thank RonaJrae
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We went with two other couples and we're treated to a wonderfully attentive, deliciously fresh and tasty family style meal, consisting of fresh snapper and jumbo shrimp, sautéed in garlic and oil. The food was presented beautifully, and it was so tasty that we will certainly be back and will sing its praises. The cocktails were lovely, too. The whole... More 

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Thank Lynn M
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great food in Italian restaurant,,,, Oriental restaurant-delicious sushi...friendly stuff,,,,thanks guys,,,we love it

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Thank bcygan
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We met the owner, Ian, while walking on the beach, and he invited us to his restaurant and said he opened around five (pura vida). We ordered tuna nachos and a salmon cake as appetizers. Both were beyond words in presentation and flavor. Sweet and sour pork was the entree, and again it was first class in appearance and taste.... More 

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Thank Jay B
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Probably the nicest place in Playa hermosa that I went to. A little on the expensive side, but food and service was excellent. Extremely clean and nice art decorations. They have a TV too if you need to catch a sports game. Also serve sushi which is not bad at all.

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Thank Matter305
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday night as a group of five. It was stormy so it ended up being a quiet evening with only one other patron in the place. We had several drinks and all were well made. The meals were excellent and we ranged from sushi to honey chicken to fried snapper. It has a nice dining room... More 

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Central American, Sushi, Asian, South American, Costa Rican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: playa hermosa next door to hotel villa acacia | 2da Entrade 100 Metros a Mano Derecho, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Hermosa
  • Phone Number: +506 2672 0176
Description
Contemporary international cuisine including fresh sushi, seafood, pasta, chicken, meat and daily deserts, including a new children's' menu. Join us for Happy hour or dinner in our newly renovated bar and restaurant. We are pleased to announce our collaboration with the Hidden Garden Art Gallery. Enjoy fine dining while feasting your eyes on some fabulous artwork, also available for sale. Friday's are especially fun at El Quijote as we feature live music. Located on the 2nd entrance to Playa Hermosa, just minutes from the beach. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday, 4:30pm till close, with the kitchen closing at 9:30pm. We look forward to seeing and serving you.

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