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Pelican Hotel and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Pub, South American
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Hwy. 34, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
+506 2778 8105
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted some time off from the "current climate" happening back in the US. Costa Rica seemed like the perfect place for relaxation and that's exactly what I got. The beach was beautiful, we got a really nice room, the staff were super friendly and I spent probably a week doing absolutely nothing but chilling. I don't feel like packing... More 

Thank Oxfordpen
Costa Mesa, California
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked over for a drink and dinner, for something different. Very nice meal and drink, with great service from Vanessa, Mike and Diane!

Thank Monicamermaid
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The owner Mike is amazing! He opened the restaurant, even though they weren't not open, to allow our group a break from horseback ride on the beach. The decor and hospitality echos Pura Vida

Thank Frits R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a lot of time at the Pelicano when I have had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica. I must say that Mike and Dianna are the best host and hostess!! They make you feel so welcome, they have a beautiful spot on the pacific, the sunsets are breathtaking, the food is fabulous, and they really go out of their... More 

Thank ontheblvd
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We visited the Pelican every day during our stay in Costa Rica. The owners Mikey and Diana became family and we felt so welcomed! The drinks are amazing (fun bartenders) and everyone there had a smile on their face. The food was fabulous and very reasonable. The sunsets were beyond what I had expected! Can't wait to go back in... More 

Thank Jaclyn O
San Antonio, Texas
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a day away from our Jaco condo here and loved every minute. Mikey, the owner goes out of his way to make the bar/restaurant a wonderful experience. This is the only place I will eat a burger in CR since he imports 80/20 usa beef! The beach and waves are breathtaking and Mikey brought in some local surfer... More 

Thank sel6090
Province of Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great owners, friendly staff, clean, beautiful view, outdoor pool, included breakfast and amazing food. It was a little pricey, nothing crazy but my friends and I were willing to spend a little bit more on housing and food and we're on a college kid budget. Would definitely come back in a heart beat. I love that its secluded from the... More 

Thank SonyaCLP
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Pura vida! This place is wonderful and the couple that runs it (both from San diego), really know how to make their guests comfortable and happy. Their food was amazing! The lodging was very clean, very comfortable, and literally right on the beach. A little slice of heaven!

Thank ursich2016
College Station, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Amazing place! Great view, delicious food, friendly people, tasty drinks! Just what you want when you want to relax! Very friendly folks! Celebrated a birthday, and they were so accommodating and genuinely kind. Do not miss the Pelicano!

Thank ann1967764
Oceanside, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great food (fish soup, street tacos), and drinks here. Super friendly owner/manager (Mikey) and staff Carlos and ??? (I want to say Vanessa or Stephanie)

Thank Z4408PHpaulk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Central American, Costa Rican, Seafood, Pub, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy. 34, Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Esterillos Este
  • Phone Number: +506 2778 8105

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?