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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Villareal $$ - $$$ Barbecue, ,
The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8869 9765
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“chicken” (41 reviews)
“salads” (24 reviews)
“steak” (31 reviews)
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Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed today

We thought since this was rated No.1 for Tamarindo, we'd have to check it out. We originally had zip lining and horseback riding in addition to dinner planned, but the weather didn't cooperate so we settled for Alex picking us up at the hotel. He...More

Thank Spines
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We booked a morning zipline and lunch online. Alex picked us up at our hotel and took us to the ranch. The First part of the adventure was ziplining. The guides were terrific. They gave us a mini training course before starting out. I was...More

Thank Nadine H
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Pleasure having you on the ranch for zip & lunch.We had more tropical rain,so the jungle is now amazonian green & the animals are very happy.From now until thanks giving the jungle is buzzing with birds & howler monkies, plenty of nature to see on...More

Reviewed yesterday

So hard to encapsulate our dinner at Black Stallion Cafe and Surf Saloon. There were eight of us traveling together, and the evening was the most enjoyable and unique of all our 13 nights in Coast Rica. Alex, the owner, is an exceptional and relaxed...More

Thank maggie p
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a morning zip line, BBQ lunch and ATV tour for Monday, August 7th and could not have had a better time. We sent an email to the company on Sunday afternoon, they responded right away (on their day off!) and reserved us for...More

Thank JHfromJersey
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jeff thank you for the great review.We do try to be as efficient as possible which can be a challange here in paradise.We had a mega rain storm a few days after that totally blew out all our Wifi & internet.The elements & nature...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Guides were great! Fun time had by all. Got to drink goat milk for the first time, provided by owner.More

Thank texasgirl1969
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review & happy to read you enjoyed zipping with us.Our guides are professional & make the zipping not just an eco adventure but pure fun with lots of pura vida.The Goats we have on the ranch and the milk &...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a dinner reservation after recommendations from friends. We booked on line $48. each. It was dark when we arrived so didn't get to see much of the ranch, but dinning area was nice with interesting decor. We started with a drink followed by...More

Thank Scott-Nooga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening. The food was amazing steak, chicken, sausage and the entertainment was fun!

Thank Kimber574
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us Amigos.Always lots of delicious ranch style cooking fresh off the grill.Next time you visit us,book the zip adventure and cool off,relax in the new pool. Thanks again & a pleasure to meeting you all.Pura Vida.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a amazing morning whith my family zipping,pool,&lunch.Beatiful ranch,NANCY naked a delicious BBQ lunch . We will comeback thanks

Thank Jose L
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to meet your beautiful family Amigo.Thank you for visiting us.Next time the kids can ride aswell,best to do tours in the morning in rainy season,more time to relax.Thanks & Pura Vida.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My new husband and I were super excited to visit black stallion. I had been to Costa Rica before and spent a day at the Black Stallion zip lining and eating there BBQ Dinner, and I loved it so I of course wanted to bring...More

Thank Manny K
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are surprised to see your review.Glad to see you enjoyed the guides & the activities, the reason for moving a little faster than usual was due to the roadworks into tamarindo. Traffic was backed up 30-40 minutes.So in order to do zipping & ATV...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a Sunday afternoon at Black Stallion and had a blast! Lunch at the restaurant was incredible, with some of the best grilled meats I've ever had (chicken, steak, sausage, etc.). And after a short ride up the mountain, we were zip-lining back down,...More

Thank dfleming2017
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review & a pleasure meeting you both.thanks for booking in advance.We are a private eco ranch & reservations help us make your adventure that much better.thanks again Amigos.

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macyeve
6 March 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Yes we can best to zip in the morning or earley afternoon then ATV @ 3 pm then BBQ we will e mail u - thanks Pura Vida!
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Robert W
12 February 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Hi thank you for contacting us.Yes we can pick u up in Tamarindo Direa Hotel no prob.We will BBQ up a great evening for u. Pls.let us know if its a special b-day or event. Pura Vida Amigos!
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jenifer2015
22 June 2016|
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Response from rodthelmick | Reviewed this property |
I believe 16. We had younger kids age 10, 11 and they had to ride with us
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$55
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Tamarindo  >  Villareal
  • Phone Number: +506 8869 9765
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Description
We offer a rustic ranch style evening that's private & exclusive.We specialize in small groups & also do special events for families & friends. ( What we do, is BBQ just for u.) The BBQ is outside in " the shack "under the stars, people relax in the Cafe & Saloon, which is a unique rustic wood design.The best way to descibe the set up is " Costa Rican cowboy Saloon with a surfer twist."We make every evening special & unique ! It is reservations only. Please book in advance. We start at 7 pm & BBQ the best local assorted meats,lomo,ribs,pork,steak,chorizo,ranch chicken & veggies. Then finish the evening with a tropical desert that's always a surprise, followed by a tropical blended some thing good. We start BBQ ing at 7pm. & The food is served no later than 7.30 Pm.We suggest people arrive at 6.30-7 Pm.The good news we have a new paved road so it's a quick trip from tamarindo.The BBQ dinners we do are a feast, so it's very unlikely u will leave hungry.See u soon & Pura Vida !
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