El Avion

2.25 star(s) from 4 votes
Right across the street El Gato Negro, Low season hours: 1 pm - 10 pm, PUNTARENAS PROVINCE, ,Costa Rica


El Avión Is a must-see bar and restaurant with an interesting history. Have a drink in the C-123 Fairchild Plane that has been converted to a pub. Sit in the cockpit and look out the window and feel your self being taken back in time when this plane was actually flying. Our Fairchild C-123 was a part of one of the biggest scandals in the 1980’s Learn about its history and how it got here in Manuel Antonio.


Your food will be delivered from the kitchen on our fuselage dumbwaiter. We have everything from steak, seafood, to pasta dishes, chicken fingers and tasty salads. Upon request we also specialize in Gluten Free dishes.   


Enjoy an absolutely beautiful panoramic sunset view where you can sit back and enjoy great selections of drinks and watch the sunset over the horizon.

El Avión is also a great place to host your wedding reception and you can have the whole upstairs just for you.

Make El Avión part of your Special Occasion!  



Sunday : 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday : 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tuesday : 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday : 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thursday : 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday : 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday : 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Reviews 4 View All

Beth12-30-2017 05:39PM
Great View but don't order the fish

Very Touristy and the food was ok. The staff was great and the drinks were fine and the view was spectacular. But highly disappointed in the food especially the fish. My tuna tasted like it was 2 days old and my husbands snapper was very dry.

Mel07-14-2015 01:02PM
Great Drinks

We went there the other night and it's a landmark where you have to take your photo and do the touristy thing. I was served a great Margarita and all of us enjoyed our drinks. Dinner wasn't bad either. Our server was really nice.

David04-05-2015 09:55AM

We were a big group and we all wanted to eat and drink.
The owner I assume comes up to us and says that we can't all sit together to eat and drink we have to split up.
We asked if we could combine 2 big tables he said "NO" and added "I don't want this place to look like a kindergarten", our age group was 22-50.
Don't recommened going bad service and drinks had no alcohol.

Edo04-05-2015 09:49AM

Terrible service by OWNER
Very cheap!! Don't plan on feeling any alcohol in your drinks, we were a group of 13 people everyone ordered drinks and food and when I asked if he could add a bit alcohol to the drink because it had no flavor at all of alcohol he answered with a "no you can pay for it if you'd like". Besides the cheapness, orders were wrong.
I Don't recommened going there are plenty of other places in the area.