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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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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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Reviewed 29 July 2018

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

Thank jjgardiner1111
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

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 29 July 2018

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 30 July 2018

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 25 July 2018

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 28 July 2018

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

Reviewed 25 July 2018

On the outside Black Stallion looks like a legit establishment, but once you're in, the facility lacks professionalism one would expect as a customer. First of all, when we drove up to make arrangements to go horse back riding we didn't know where to go...More

1  Thank RufusPiz
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Amigo we were closed on Sundays when you arrived and yes the dogs were barking because you let your dog out the car which created the barking.All our bookings are done in advance & online.We did talk to the guide in detail about the tour...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Horseback riding is a must-do activity in Costa Rica, the views are packed with lush green nature, ocean, mountains, and this experience particularly was the Best guided horse tour I have ever taken. My granddaughter will have her 8th b’day soon and this is how...More

Thank cathyaron1
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thank you very much for the exellent review.Great to read that you loved the b-day girl ride with Danny.The jungle is amazing in july lots of howler monkeys & nature to see,very green and beautiful. Our horses are living the dream life,they got it made...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I zip-lined with son and it was amazing, very private, the staff is super nice and professional. My dad waited by the pool and had an amazing time. Well priced and the entire team is very helpful, appreciative and professional. We will definitely be back...More

Thank richard r
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for the review amigo.Great to meet the Family. That was a perfect morning to zip with the howler monkeys being so close,thats what canopy zipping is all about,being in nature with just the sounds of the jungle. We will see you for BBQ...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018

I returned to Costa Rica for my 5th time and this time brought my kids and extended family for a group of ten! I have enjoyed the authentic BBQ on 3 other trips and always had an excellent time so I wanted my family to...More

Thank R192AWpauld
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you for the review Amigo.That was a surprise and big shock for the family vacation. But very happy to hear you Dads op was a success and that hes ok to fly next week. Yes,Costa Rica care is one of a kind,here hospitals and...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We took our family to zip line and had great afternoon. We had planned on zip lining and heading out but ended up staying for the afternoon. There is more activities you can do. We stayed for the meal that was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

Thank Kurt K
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
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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
Lunch, 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, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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