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Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon

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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%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (52 reviews)
“bbq meats” (6 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing spot!! Alex and his staff were great hosts. Highly recommended!! The barbecue was simply perfect. Beautiful property that can be experienced on horseback. Thanks guys!

Thank Tanookirichie
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for the review Amigo happy to see you enjoyed the ride & the BBQ dinner. Next time you are welcome to use the pool and relax with a cold one.Thanks for visiting us and Pura Vida.

Reviewed 1 April 2018

Eight of us had a great time and meal at the Black Stallion. Personal treatment by the owner and his staff and great food made our last night in Costa Rica a special night to remember. Alex (the owner) had a cake for our son...More

Thank andy1409
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for such a great review and thanks for choosing us.It was a pleasure having you all, super fun & you all rocked the karaoke Pura Vida style. We like to make Birthday parties super special,if you in beautiful Costa Rica and its a...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018

We loved going here! We did the horseback ride and BBQ - no zip for us and we still had a blast. Alex picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off later in the evening. We rode our very calm and gentle horses...More

Thank Karen E
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hi Karen Thank you for the review & great to have you on the ranch.Happy to see you loved the experience & the dinner.We are all about the animals & keeping the ranch rustic & rancho style.Stay warm back in Canada & come back soon.The...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

By far the most welcoming, accommodating, and friendly group of people. Couldn't have expected a better place to spend our limited time in this beautiful country! Thanks for making our day one for the books! This experience makes it hard to imagine not coming back...More

Thank John A
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you,it was a pleasure having you guys on the ranch and enjoying the Pura Vida. We do enjoy life here in beautiful Costa Rica & always happy to share.Yes,come back soon Amigo and again thanks for visiting us.Pura Vida.

Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were picked up by Alex and enjoyed an hour of zip lining and an hour of horseback riding. The zip lining was an adrenaline rush with speeds reaching 46km/hr. Felt very safe and they used sophisticated breaking systems to stop you safely at the...More

Thank Timon111
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi thank you very much for the great review we appreciate it as its a jungle out there. Tamarindo is certaining changing but what we offer is a rustic costa rican ranch adventure Happy to read you loved the canopy, its a special eco Zipline...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

Omg, absolutely loved this place! There were four of us and we all agreed highlight of the trip. This is a must do while in the area! I would return in a heartbeat. Alex picked us up at the Esplendor Tamarindo and brought us to...More

Thank hockeymom93
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

OK folks, this is the mother lode if you are a BBQ fan and to be perfectly honest, though to this point I have liked BBQ, I could not have said I was an aficionado, but I now aspire to be. The chef Fabio was...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Zip line was a total blast...staff was a lot of fun wished we had more time to spend there. My wife and I are experienced horse owners I believe Blackstallion hills trail ride would’ve been a lot of fun

Thank Mike P
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you amigo,glad to see you loved the canopy zipline.Yes we have 2o miles of trails roads to ride & enjoy.No traffic,no dust just pristine nature. Next time pls.stay for the BBQ Thanks Again.Pura Vida.

Reviewed 13 March 2018

I was very fortunate to get added as a last minute single onto a group for 4 lovely Canadians for the zip lining trip which was a real buzz and a great experience. Having the opportunity to see the land and howler monkeys on the...More

Thank DavEa2099_
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Pleasure having you on the ranch Amigo and always great to have a talented & creative Londoner enjoying the Pura Vida life style. Great to hear your movie production stories with Tom Cruise,your defiantly under pressure to perform, that’s all the more reason to come...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

BBQ Heaven found. Fabio is the Jedi Master of BBQ. I have eaten BBQ around the world for 30 years and Fabio's chicken is number one worldwide for me! Went with my 2 sons on their college spring break. We all had a great time...More

Thank rrracine
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you very much for the great review.Yes its hot In march & April. So the ranch is looking a bit more like Africa to me lol. The best time to do activities is early in the mornings or later in the afternoons.Sunset ride or...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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