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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%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (46 reviews)
“bbq meats” (5 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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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 9 July 2018

The day spent at Black Stallion was the highlight of our 50th Anniversary family trip to Tamarindo! Alex recommended we come in the morning to avoid possible afternoon storms and he was right about that. It so happened that the 8 of us ranging in...More

Thank dlippert13
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you, very happy to see you loved the ranch. Also thanks or coming in the morning the tropical rain storms were clockwork between 3-4pm that week now we are into blue sky’s. A second summer,perfect pura vida weather & the surfs been great!! Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

After a long day on trails and ziplines we had a great bbq feast at the Black Stallion Cafe. Local, fresh, awesome variety and the meats were very very tasty! (Thanks Fabio and Alex!). Definitely worth the trip and we will be back!!

Thank Nicole V
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Alex and his whole staff were wonderful. We held a corporate dinner here in their HUGE private room where we had a buffet full of delicious, freshly prepared food. Alex also brought in a DJ for our after-dinner fun and this really helped get the...More

Thank Lindsey M
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for the excellent review it was a pleasure having you all.Glad you loved the BBQ Dinner in our new party Fiesta room.Its a perfect corporate or wedding set up,it was designed for having a great fun time Ranch Style. Yes,the DJ & Karaoke...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Black Stallion was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica! Alex and his staff set up a wonderful afternoon and evening for my family. We ziplined, rode ATVs, swam, and finished the evening with a DELICIOUS bbq -- authentic and fun ;) It truly...More

Thank meg_m77
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi Megan pleasure meeting you and your family Very happy to see that you loved being on the ranch. Sorry for being a bit delayed getting to u at the Marriott Hotel the entrance was being re paved,slight delay going around the back. Thank you...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Black Stallion provides an amazing adventure experience for anyone! Our family had a blast ziplining, riding horses, and enjoying an incredible BBQ lunch. The staff was professional and friendly, and we would consider this a do-not-miss for anyone in the Tamarindo area.More

Thank TeamTeichert
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for visiting us and very pleased to read you loved the morning on the ranch. Low season is special with no stress,perfect for just relaxing & enjoying quality family time. Thank you for the great review and a pleasure having you all.Pura Vida...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

First time in Costa, had the privilege of going to the Black Stallion. Honestly some of the best food i have had period. Steak, pork, sausage, and the chicken was insane! Bbq pinapple the meal was incredible. The staff here are some of the friendliest...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited Costa Rica many times and wish I heard about this place sooner. Incredible food and beautiful vibes!

Thank duffyry420
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank so much for the review,we appreciate it! Yes we keep it rustic,laid back,low key,zero stress with good vibes & good fresh cooking.Thats Pura Vida.Thanks for visiting us.Cheers!

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We were told by a friend to not miss this place. Alex and team were so amazing. We are in CR for my 40th bday and Alex did everything to do make it a day to remember. We zipped, ate and swam and they even...More

Thank StacyAndMikeL
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for choosing us for your very special Birthday Stacy, Great fun lovin group,zipping in the morning rather than the afternoon was a good call. Plus a lunch & pool party is way more relaxed,more fun time. We will keep u posted on Casitas.Again...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We did the BBQ Fiesta at Alex’s Ranch and had a great time! He picked us up in Tamarindo and drove us the few miles in a new shuttle bus. Once we got there they started bringing out food and it was all delicious. We...More

Thank Mark K
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Happy to see you enjoyed the BBQ dinner & cocktails after the rain storm.In May you never know after 4pm or 5pm it can pour.Best to do tours early.Whats amazing is that the jungles turns Amazon green so fast.Glad u enjoyed meeting the goats and...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018

We booked the zipline tour through Action Tours in Tamarindo (highly recommend), and we couldnt of asked for a better time at the Black Stallion. They pick you up in Tamarindo and the guy even dropped us off at the villa's we were staying at...More

Thank Morgan D
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Pleasure and thank you for the excellent review we appreciate.Zipping with us is super fun experience our guides are very professional & make sure u have a great time, we are Just 10 minutes from Tamarindo so no 1hr.Drive time.Also,u welcome to use the pool...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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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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