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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

$$ - $$$Barbecue, ,
The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
+506 8869 9765
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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (44 reviews)
“bbq meats” (5 reviews)
“steak” (33 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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1 - 10 of 444 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was awesome! Our families first time doing zip line and we all loved it! Great crew that was really kind and fun!!

Thank Michael N
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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

1  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 5 days ago via mobile

I strongly recommend Black Stallion if you are a thrillseeker or just want some fun in a small or large group. Absolutely fantastic zip lining course. They also offer a great pool area and restaurant. Scale up or down depending on your time limitations or...More

Thank Rob T
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great to have you & the family zipping and dinning with us.Next time you are in Costa Rica you can go bigger and book the new private Party Events room.Thanks for your imput and glad you liked the rustic design concept, its going to be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I loved zip lining here. Alex picked us up from where we were staying and gave us a beautiful tour of the place. He even stopped so we could hold some adorable baby goats and check out the other farm animals. After...More

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

You very welcome we always make sure people have the best time zipping with us.Yes,the babe goats are amazingly cute we had another two last week so it’s all about the 5 babies,each one is very special with its own personality,funny & cool to just...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a FANTASTIC day spent at Black Stallion Ranch. Our group of 18 had an amazing time on the ziplines and thoroughly enjoyed the amazing BBQ dinner. We will never forget the hospitality and new friendships we formed. Thank you AlexMore

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

Hi thank you for visiting us and organizing such an excellent fun group.Very pleased everyone had a fantastic time zipping and riding our horses. Glad all the girls loved the BBQ dinner.The kareoke was the cherry on the top,there was some super talent in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family (parents and 11-year-old twin boys) spent 5 hours at Black Stallion yesterday and we could have stayed 5 more hours. We zip-lined, rode horses, swam in the pool and ate dinner, and we enjoyed every moment. The canopy zip line is lots of...More

Thank Jon P
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for that fabulous review we appreciate ! Very glad to see you guys had a fantastic time on the ranch we like to go all way with the zipping ride & the BBQ dinner with a bit of Karaoke if ur...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Alex is an old friend of mine. We went zip lining with his crew and they took care of us and safety was the foremost priority. Zip lining at sunset is very beautiful and then onto a fab barbecue with a range of meats and...More

Thank Mike F
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great to see you again & a pleasure having you on the ranch and meeting your beautiful girlfriend. Glad she loved the canopy zip line & going up side down.Always fun in the jungle. see you soon amigo.Pura Vida.

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Our family and some family friends had a GREAT time here. Food was delicious and Alex and his staff truly made us feel at home. Karaoke was a blast too. 10/10 recommend while in tamarindo.More

Thank gordon w
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you Gordon for the great review.Very glad that the family & friends loved the BBQ dinner & the entertainment. Some real Talent in the family & music ukulele deptment lol. Posted a photo of your son jamming on instagrame,hes a bit of a rockstar...!...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We had such a fun evening here. BBQ food was so good, loved the chilli sausages :) Alex and Fabio are such good hosts. Thank you for a very funny night singing Karaoke and dancing. We will definitely be back xx

Thank Terrilong2242
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

U very welcome that was a fun night some times we do get a wee bit bizzy & run around like chickens.Thanks for being such fun & free spirits with the kareake session,alsways a funtime.thanks again & pura vida!

Reviewed 2 January 2018

This place is AMAZING. We did the ATV/Zip/BBQ Combo. The Zip and ATV made for a great day of fun. But the truly amazing part was dinner at the ranch. Alex and his crew made us truly feel like it was a homecoming, even though...More

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

Thank you for the great review in Costa Rica tamales are a tradition made by the locals around christmas time.Sometimes can be a little heavy on the tum tum as they are usually made with pork so kinda fatty,but good for a new taste adventure....More

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Joelleen S
2 December 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Hi any medical cancelations are automatically credited or we can rescedual what ever you prefer. Pls.zlet us know pura buda.
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Judith G
22 October 2017|
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Response from Surferchefcowboy | Property representative |
Hi sure we can BBQ a special veggie dish for u Just let us know when? Thanks Pura Vida.
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macyeve
7 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$55
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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