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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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Overview
  • 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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1 - 10 of 504 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They cancelled the event the day of but they still charged me. They have not responded to my request for a refund. On top of that I receive an email asking me for a survey on the event that never occurred. Now I’m worried i...More

Thank Mich N
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi we have done nothing fraudulent we cancelled the BBQ due to pouring rain,not much fun in the rain? We did contact u immediately when u booked online.We credited ur card for the full amount of $96.00 takes 2 days to show up on your...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 JoeB2791
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited earlier this week and had a blast at Black Stallion! As most reviews have said, Alex and Fabio were very warm and friendly hosts, making us feel right at home. As it’s currently low season, it was just us two...More

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

Thank you very much for the great review. Yes,sorry about the sporadic tropical rain October is a tricky month in Costa Rica.It rained for 3 days non stop after you left,good news we need the rain.Happy animals & jungle.Thanks again for visiting us.Pura Vida.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous! Great staff, great food. The zip lining was fantastic. The Ranch is awesome, 1400 acres in a gorgeous setting. Got to see some monkeys. Rode horses. We were happy:) And then, they bring out tons of some of the best food we had ever...More

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

Thanks for the great review,most appreciated. You got to experience the laid back low season. A good time to be in Costa Rica.Happy to see you loved the canopy zip & BBQ lunch.We do cook up a storm.Thanks for visiting the ranch. Pura Vida!

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Such a fun place! We ate here one night with great homemade food and super kind and fun staff! We came back and did their Zip Lines which was amazing! 9 lines above and through the jungle. A real Costa Rican experience! Loved it here...More

Thank Kim K
thesurfercowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for the great review.Very happy to see you loved the Ranch and our BBQ cooking style.We like to keep it rustic Costa Rican.Zipping with us is an exclusive and relaxed fun time.We are not a big machine,we are all about families & friends....More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

If you are looking for authentic and delicious food, the black stallion is the place to go. They had an amazing meal with an assortment of options especially barbecue! The meal felt as if it was home cooked. Not only was the meal great, but...More

Thank Gobeavs2299
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Big thank you for the great review, yes we cook fresh every day using the best local ingredients, that’s why we like bookings well in advance. Then you get the best Pura Vida experience. Thanks again Amigos.Enjoy beautiful Costa Rica!

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place!! Staff friendly and outgoing, hosted group of 5 of us on our last day and was by far the highlight of our trip. After an awesome zip line course, the food served was delicious and better than any restaurant we had been to...More

1  Thank Annie K
thesurfercowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for visiting us and the great review we appreciate.Zipping with us is a private adventure,we stick to the original Pura Vida flavour with no stress on the menu. Next time you can Ride after the canopy back to the cafe and jump in...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Our bachelor party group came to the Black Stallion after being recommended by a friend. It did not disappoint! We all agreed Alex’s team served up our best meal while in Tamarindo. We had an absolute blast after our meal enjoying rum punch, karaoke, and...More

Thank Jordan S
thesurfercowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Big thanks for the great review most appreciated Amigos.We are always very happy to put on a mega Costa Rican BBQ spread for fun hungry dudes.Next time we can do zipping plus a surf adventure day,just need to know well in advance so we can...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Great hospitality, nice horses, great food! You will get a kick from the owner. Hell make a beer run if you're running low. He's a trip!More

Thank davelayman
thesurfercowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks for the review Amigo.Glad to see you loved the ranch and our horses,they live a dream life here.Yep,you will be amazed how cold beers vanish in the tropics,especially after riding & zipping for 2hrs.So beer runs are very normal in paradise.Great to meet you...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 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 12 August 2018

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

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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, Parking Available, 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, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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