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El Avion

Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood curry” (34 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (40 reviews)
“fajitas” (55 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a neat gimmick! A plane that's a restaurant. The food was excellent and the service good. I had the tuna special which was excellent along with the nacho apps. My husband had the steak and was very happy. A neat place to go for...More

Thank SonjaV1
Reviewed yesterday

This place is easy to find... It's a giant C-123 cargo plane (with a colorful history) whose cargo bay has been re-purposed into a bar. It is surrounded by a restaurant with a great view of the ocean. The inside of the plane has stickers...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staff here were really fantastic, great service and really lovely and funny. The food was good too. Some good vegetarian options. Great cocktails. The view is also incredible. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank JessA444
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very touristy spot with amazing views of the ocean. We had been warned that the food is not good, so we just got drinks. I was so glad because when I was waiting to use the restroom, a waitress came out and left without washing...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the chicken fajitas and they were not very good. We are from Texas, so we love our texmex. The chicken was just very bland. Husband had seafood curry and loved I️t. So half and half :)

Thank Crystal J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited El Avión after doing NH whitewater rafting close to the Manuel Antonio national park. Like the name suggests, the restaurant is partly a converted airplane, which looks cool. The place has a magnificent view! Although surrounded by trees (we actually saw a mom...More

Thank LRG71
Reviewed 1 week ago

With some friends we stopped at Avion for a quick aperitivo and everything was nice, from the nachos to the margaritas and the giant plane in the middle of the place. Credit card are accepted.

Thank cecibono
Reviewed 1 week ago

Which is how we were greeted when we arrived. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was very good. One of the pricier restaurants in the area. What beats all is the view. On the right day the view is worth the...More

Thank kjambro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here basically because the giant plane protruding out of the restaurant made it look interesting. They served a large tuna steak, but it wasn't seasoned. It was accompanied by a passion fruit sauce on the side, which was overpowering and did nothing for the...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entertaining with a plane as main interior detail - great for families. Good good as well and attentive service

Thank C I
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Questions & Answers
Ashley B
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
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.
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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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