The restaurant is integrated in and around a Fairchild C-123 airplane. You can read more about the plane's story on the website below.
The restaurant offers dining with great sunset views and live music.
Favorite Dish: Blackened mahi mahi
Along the road leading to Manuel Antonio NP in front of Playa Espadilla Norte you will find stands with fresh fruit and coconuts and grilled chicken.
Don't miss the fresh coconut for 500 colones. First drink the coconut water and then have the coconut shell removed to eat the coconut flesh. Yummy!
In a quest for a beautiful sunset and reputed great nachos, we went to Barba Rojas--only to be turned down because it was closed that day. Moving on to the next restaurant we accidently stumbled on to this gem, and had a wonderful experience. Salispuedos is a Tapas Bar with wonderful food in small portions, and great drinks. The best thing about the place was the staff, hands down. We were asked our name upon our arrival, looked in the eye, and greeted with smiles and warmth. Outstanding service, good food and drinks and a fabulous view...couldn't have asked for more.
El Avion is a cliff side restaurant that features a bar located inside an entire Fairchild C-123 cargo plane that was left over from the United States’ secret war against the communist Sandinista government in Nicaragua during the mid 1980’s. The food at EL Avion was good and more reasonably priced compared to the other places we are while in the area
Great little mexican restaurant, open and well design. Good mexican food, good options, generous plate, good quality. Recommended for an inexpensive lunch.
Favorite Dish: Mexican salad and burritos (although the meat was ground beef)
The ambience is very nice here. The prices are high ($16.00 for two personal sized pizzas with two toppings). A very popular place with other tourists. Service charges are added to the prices on the menu.
Other restuarants in Quepos, el gran escape and los docos, were popular, crowded, and pricey also! They wanted 7.50 for a burrito!
This must be a real tourist trap, but we enjoyed it a lot, imaging we are royalties on some desertic tropical island! And couldn't wait to send this picture to our friends back home in the snow...
Favorite Dish: A vendor stroll on the beach with a big coconut. An ibiscus flower on top, just for the fun of it. When we hailed him, he cut the top off and put a straw in it for us to drink the milk.
He later came back to cut it open so we could we the insides.
PS it seems weird to pay for a coconut there, but we were told the park authority try to preserve as much as possible their coconut trees and their fruits... understandable.
By the end of our Manuel Antonio Beach Day, we decided to walk back to our hotel, up the hill. A very extenous decision that I'm now glad we took as we got the chance to (slowly!) explore the area. Numerous restaurant brightens the lush green vegetation of the only road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, each one smeling better than the other one. A lot are quite original, like the El Avion on the picture. There was one in an old fashion train too. From up-scale to economical, but all with a great view and fun ambiance.
We didn't stop, unfortunately, but do so for us! Or at least, know that you have the option!
Browsing around after our last day of fishing in Quepos, we stopped at this nice little restaurant. We found it was the Kamuk's (Best Western hotel) snack bar. They offered a varied menus, really offardable prices, welcoming service, friendly atmosphere and quite a nice view on the Pacific ocean and Quepos docks.
Went back a year later, still good, cheap, clean, perfect for a quick lunch!
This is the only place we went in Quepos to eat (twice, once for drinks and once for food), but that was because its very close to the bus stop and has a friendly looking atmosphere. We didn't realize until we were almost done with our meal that the only non-Americans were the waitresses. So... if you feel homesick you can go there for some "Tex-Mex." The food wasn't bad and there arent really walls, so you can watch the city (and the bus stop - a plus) while you eat.