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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” (35 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 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is built around an antique airplane, and there's a bar inside the plane itself. I went to El Avion because it was very conveniently located directly across the street from my hostel (Selina) and I loved the plane motif. While I only actually...More

Thank meg b
Reviewed 5 days ago

This plane apparently belonged to Oliver North and the view is wonderful but that's where the fun stops. My Cadillac margarita was $22. The service was abysmal- the sort that acts like you're bothering them when you want to order. We stopped in the cockpit...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The drinks were good, staff was friendly, Definitely a good spot to have dinner and start your night on the right foot...✈️

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has super views down to the sea and coastline , as well as having a large old cargo plane sitting in the middle of it all, with the hold being one of their bars. Good food as well and lovely staff

Thank UkGailJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is tasty here. Nice cocktails too and all okay in price. The plane has a great story behind it and makes this restaurant really interesting.

Thank JoeeyPiePie
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot beat the view from the restaurant and the food was very good - but the staff almost spoils the experience. Team waiters float from table to table so in some ways you get a lot of service but in other ways it is...More

Thank dr917
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great sitting under the wings of the parked aeroplane and the bar is inside it. Had a burger and partner had a veggie sandwich. They were huge and well priced. Quality was great too.

Thank Mandm715
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, just like the name says, it is indeed a plane. Service was great and fish sandwich delicious. You could go for drinks inside the plane.

Thank Sassynash
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great bar from which to watch the sunset (should the clouds allow!). Great atmosphere, friendly staff and lovely beers. We didn’t eat, but the food looked and smelled excellent too! The addition of the plane is well worth a visit! We were...More

Thank Nona1985
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that El Avion was a place we had to visit, and we were glad we did. The food and drinks were good, the service was great, the views of the Pacific were fantastic, and the history behind the restaurant (specifically the plane)...More

Thank Jim L
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Questions & Answers
Ashley B
19 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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