Fodor's Expert Review Restaurante El Pelícano

$$$ Playa Herradura Seafood

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.

Seafood Views Casual Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

Turn left at end of main road into Playa Herradura
Herradura, Puntarenas  61101, Costa Rica

-2637–8910

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