Fodor's Expert Review Restaurante El Pelícano
It may not look like much at first glance, but this open-air restaurant across the street from the beach serves some dishes you'd be hard-pressed to find in other casual beach-town places. The interior is limited to green-tile floors, thin wooden columns, turquoise tablecloths, and soft candlelight. Request one of the outdoor tables under the bamboo dome. Starters include fish croquettes in a lemon sauce, green peppers stuffed with shrimp and mushrooms, and clams au gratin. Grilled tuna in a mango sauce, sea bass in a heart-of-palm sauce, lobster, and tenderloin are a few of the main dishes. The most "formal" option on the beachfront, this lovely restaurant has been in operation since 1983.
Turn left at end of main road into Playa Herradura
Herradura, Puntarenas 61101, Costa Rica