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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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Barbecue, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Black Stallion Hills Ranch | 8 mins drive from Tamarindo., Villareal, Tamarindo 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic afternoon/ evening at the Black Stallion Ranch. Staff were so friendly, accommodating, professional with our party of nine. Our group ranged from age 6 to adult and the guys ensured we had a super fun and safe day. Our youngest was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Eaoconnor
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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 3 days ago

Our family of four did a sunset horseback ride and dinner on 1/4/19. This place is amazing. Alex, the owner, provided us with transportation to and from the ranch. The guide was knowledgeable and the horses were great. The dinner after was fresh and delicious...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gagirls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a fifteen minute drive from the south side of Tamarindo we arrived at the Black Stallion. Our party of three were the only people registered for the zip line and lunch, which began at 9:30, and we were a little worried for such a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank jc124405
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola.Thank you for the great review glad to see you enjoyed the canopy zipping and the jungle.The Pura Vida Zip & lunch tour is a good choice as it’s not as bizzy as the 3pm zip tour. Happy to see u loved the lunch and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to visit and have a great experience with many of the activities they offer I promise that you won’t regret, not only because I didn’t but also because that’s what it is. Great views, amazing horse ridings, the zip lining was amazing!!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rebee21
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent our Christmas vacation here at the Black Stallion Ranch and had a wonderful time zip lining, enjoying the evening BBQ, and swimming at the pool while spending time around the ranch. This is our second time coming back to Black...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bgc2019
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the fab review.Pleasure having all you girls here staying in the Red Door Rooms ( yeh that’s the name lol) your Mums so awesome,chatting with her is inspiring & very educational,we all need creative minds to motivate us.Thanks for being so sweet...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alex and his entire team do an amazing job. We live locally and this is a must do for all of our guests that come down to visit us. We enjoy all the activities but its a worthwhile trip for the food alone it is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank crdave888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Black Stallion was the best day in Tamarindo for our family of seven!! Alex was a great communicator when we started looking at things to do while on our Christmas Holiday a year ago. All the reviews we read were stellar and Black Stallion delivered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jmwink69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with the recent enthusiasm about Black Stallion. Alex and everyone on the ranch are wonderful. They go the extra mile in every way, even driving our family of 11 home at night to our hotel. The ziplines were awesome -- great views, thrills,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OneOf14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by the far the best day of our holiday! Every day has been brilliant but this was an absolute winner for the whole family. The team at Black Stallion are so friendly, spoke excellent English and made us British tourists so welcome. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 964jackie
Surferchefcowboy, Manager at Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review we appreciate. Really nice to meet you guys and have you on the ranch zipping,riding & Bbqing Great to have British people on the ranch,we love London and we do retro Boy George karaoke after desert.lol.Thanks Again...More

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toni f
27 December 2018|
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Response from stephenpF695AH | Reviewed this property |
Call or text Alex. He will be more than happy to assist you. +506 8869-9765
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$55
Dinner, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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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