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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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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (46 reviews)
“bbq meats” (5 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
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 496 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucy, Isabela, and Quotro por Quotro are very trail experienced and calm horses. Our tour and tour guide, Giovanni, was super attentive to the lesser experienced riders. We did the zipline and bbq last month. I will be back for the bbq!!! I've done many...More

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

Thank you ! Happy to read u loved the relaxed horse back ride in the jungle.Riding the ranch is a laid back adventure,no stress. What we recommend is do the zipline then ride back to the cafe & pool.Then Chill-out and enjoy the BBQ.Thats the...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Black Stallion is a great place to visit during a visit to Guanacaste!! Super place for locals as well! Absolutely the Best Bar B Que anywhere around! Great for Private Parties too! Had my son's 9th birthday there and it was a smashing success! Offers...More

Thank Joe B
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Pleasure having the Big Bash Party for Joey & his friends.That was a super fun afternoon,we do have a cool spot for Family events,every one had a blast. We can go up to 22 kids on the zipline in one tour,so next time lets get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a truly unforgettable time at the black stallion. It was my first time zip lining and the zip line instructors were super nice, attentive, supportive and I felt very comfortable with them. Everyone was welcoming, charming, and made me feel at ease. I...More

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

Thank you so much for the awesome review we appreciate.You we’re lucky with the weather, now it’s like an Indian summer here,beach & surf time. A pleasure having you all on Black Stallion,we look forward to seeing you soon. Amigos thanks again. Pura Vida.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the best! We went for zip lining and got to horseback ride and eat some bbq! All the people are so friendly and fun! Definitely want to go back and highly reccomend going here :)More

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

Great to have your all you girls on the ranch you were all super good fun.So glad you like the BBQ lunch and hanging at the pool after zipping & riding. Big thanks for visiting us & the great review.Hope to see u all soon.Pura...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like eating good meet, so we searched TripAdvisor and found this place. We got in the car, only to discover that it is not an open restaurant and booking must be done upfront. That didn’t stop, Alexander, the owner to invite us with...More

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

Congratulations and a pleasure to have you for a surprise honeymoon dinner. Yes,its best to book online or e mail us.Then we know what to prep,how many filet migon steaks,shrimps & ribbs etc... BBQing is an art & takes time to set up so booking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in Tamarindo with our kids 10&13 and knew we wanted to go zip-lining. After researching different places and reading 500+ reviews on various sites I was sold on Black Stallion Ranch. Alex, the owner picked us up and took us to his...More

Thank Roberto A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m so glad we decided to come to the black stallion for our group Party! We did the Zip Line & BBQ and I must say I’m Amazed! What a great location and establishment. The BBQ was handled by Fabio (Locals call him Fabulous) and...More

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

Hola Amigo thanks you for the review.It was great to meet your family and friends,what a fun group.Happy to read you loved our BBQ cooking style.Yes,always lots to eat,you will never leave hungry.We can also cook the Fish for you if you go deep sea...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about this place via word-of-mouth, so I called to make a reservation and immediately felt welcomed by the owner who assured us a great evening and even offered to give us a ride back to our condo. We took a cab there and...More

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

Thank you for visiting us.Happy to see you had a great time & enjoyed our BBQ cooking. Yes,always super laid back on the Ranch and 'no stress on the menu' lol. Costa Rica is all about relaxing Pura Vida time. The 2 boys would have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I begin? We were in Costa Rica from July 10-17, 2018. From the time I started planning my wife's 40th birthday party at Black Stallion Ranch, Alex (Owner) was very patient with my many e-mails. I wanted her 40th birthday party to be...More

Thank Jemjr67
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Amigo,most appreciated.You guys were definatly a fun group, And a pleasure to have you all on the ranch.Plenty of jokes & giggles and a sharp sense of Los Angeles humour.The weather was a bit unpredicatble that week may/june can be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 2nd jaunt out to see Alex at the Black Stallion. We had a different experience this time, as we were sat with 2 other groups. This was our option, but isn't that part of the reason why you go on vacation... to...More

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

Hi Jeff thank you for the great review,most appreciated.When we 1st.started doing the BBQ Dinners we always sat everyone at the big table its a great way to connect people.That was a fun night and the girls loved the after dinner kareoke session.Yes,we can do...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
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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