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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood, Central American, Costa Rican, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful opportunity to celebrate my friend's birthday. She wore her tiara with a beautiful dress, but the star of the night was our dinner! What a great variety of flavors! Kudos to the chef and the staff...even the front desk!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

This restaurant was very conveniently located. Nice covered outdoor space. We were able to order off the lunch menu during dinner hours. We really wanted to try the Tres Leches cake which was on the menu, but they didn't have it any of the 3...nights we were there. There were stray dogs and cats hanging around during every meal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022

We have been to this location 2 years in the row and the beach and the sunset is amazing on Playa Hermosa. Service is great. Tacos taste great but my only complaint is the shells are always soggy because they don't keep the tacos upright...or drain the meat enough. Its made me not want to order this entre now. I know that is being picky but I hate that all 3 Tacos shells which they made perfectly are ruined for me.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

We have visited this restaurant numerous times but only for fresh juices, cocktails and ceviche and have never been disappointed. The best part is the howler monkeys that are very active in the tree by their parking lot, so if you park there park on...the far side or you might get hit by flying fruit.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 16, 2021 via mobile

We have been to El Valero many time we love Barbecue night Wednesday and Saturday amazing food. Tuesday Taco night sooooo good. The service is five stars. When you the food service together you get the best boutique hotel restraint in the Papaguya area. A...must to go toMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

We were able to walk about 10min from our hotel on the beach to this little gem! Nice sitting areas and the food was amazing! We just wanted something simple like a cheeseburger and it was soooooo good! Great little place to sit and enjoy...the sunset tooMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

Ate breakfast, dinner, and went to taco night. All were good. We are going back for BBQ. A little pricy. Lalla ................

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2021 via mobile

Amazing food!!! Great service and good prices. The view is unbelievable and I highly recommend. Trisha and David

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed April 2, 2020

While the hotel needs some updating and the bathrooms are in serious need of a remodel, the proximity to the beach, service, staff and all meals whether breakfast, lunch or dinner are great! You can even use the hotels lounge chairs out on the beach...for sunset and the bar will serve you directly!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

We stayed a week in Playa Hermosa and ate here for dinner three times. The service and food was the best of anywhere we ate in town. The staff are hard workers and provide the best service! While their menu prices include the service tax...we always tipped more. We went on Saturday BBQ night, and other nights we ordered off the standard menu. They do not have a "kids menu" but they accommodated the special request of our picky eater. Never a disappointment. Their Mango and passion fruit margaritas are the best (and I am not a margarita person)! Their pina coladas are amazing as well. They are on the beach and get busy so make reservations or get there early!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Food,service and bevies are great. Staff very friendly. Prices are reasonable, the conversion from colones to usd is correct as well as your bill. Dont miss bbq night, reservation is required

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Varied menu with great selections. bbq night is absolutely fantastic as is taco Tuesday! Fantastic, friendly staff

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Has specials on Tuesday TACO TUESDAY Fish,chicken and beef tacos only in the restaurant. Wed BBQ NIGHTS SAT BBQ NIGHTS andsupposed to be starting up retro Thursday's. Happy Hour 5-7 rum and gin specials.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

We stayed at the El Valero hotel and ate at the restaurant multiple times, both breakfast and dinners. There taco Tuesday are very good along with there Wednesday and Saturday BBQ'S. The food is very good, but the service is better. By staying there, we...got to know the servers very well and they took very good care of us throughout our stay. As soon as we came out in the morning, they would have our drinks ready for us. A+ for the servers.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Went for lunch-not too busy. Very laid back- no rush. People were playing cards/reading at their table. As long as you have a beer in front of you’re all set to people watch and enjoy the view of Hermosa Beach. On beach at a small...modern boutique hotel. The burger and club sandwich were excellent. Excellent valueMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Very reasonable ! Only restaurant you can get a good baked potato with butter and sour cream
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Response from Sharon L | Reviewed this property |
Oooh. Such a harsh review about. El Velero is not dirty or disgusting. If by dingy they mean dark and gloomy, that would be another no. This is a 3* hotel that is clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Velero Restaurant

Yes, El Velero Restaurant offers takeout services.

El Velero Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5