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El Avion

Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3378
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood curry” (34 reviews)
“fajitas” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Km. # 5, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here because our kids wanted to see the airplane. The food was ok, nothing out of the ordinary. We had 5 of us and our bill came out to be $70, which is not too bad. The only complaint I have is the...More

Thank flowerbunnyy
Reviewed yesterday

Fun place to have dinner. Food was good, kids liked their pesto pasta and arroz con pollo dish. The best part is that it's outdoors, overlooks the ocean and of course the airplane. While we were there, we did see whales breeching....that was the biggest...More

Thank NatureGirl1971
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view. We missed the sunset. Food was very good, service was very hospitable. The food came out very fast!

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Avion catches your eye on the Main Street in Manuel Antonio - a full size airplane built into a restaurant and bar. There is also a nice view of the coastline from the restaurant, but the overall feel is Disneyland-ish rather than authentic Costa...More

Thank bmarafioto
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

El Aviao distinguishes by the plain inside the restaurante. Food is ok, but nothing to much... Some nice views!!

Thank Bruno F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My kids wanted to check out this place so we went. The place is cool and the plane motif is an interesting concept however the food and service left a lot to be desired. 3 of us ordered the meatball sub as recommended by the...More

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food. Amazing views. Happy kids. Good breeze. What more can you want? Well our waiter wasn't very friendly but given all the other good things, I'll forgive him. Two of us had the fish sandwich - so good! My homemade ice tea was divine!...More

Thank hlief07
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I would say that I am happy that we went here. The history of the plane, and how unique the atmosphere is was the draw, but the food was just okay. We enjoyed it, but can't say as I would go back again

Thank Kjs5013
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved our quick drink at El Avion. Based on other's reviews, we opted to not have dinner there, but did take in the scenic views, fun scenery, and yummy tropical drinks. We were impressed that they even seated us near the open seaside view...More

Thank sanantonemom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here and afterwards drinks in the airplane, kids loved sitting on the cockpit. Sandwiches with chicken and Italian meatballs were ok, not the best we've tasted but the fun restaurant and kind service makes up for it.

Thank ChuckNL
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Ashley B
18 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
21 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.
3 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Romantic, Groups
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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