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El Novillo Alegre Parrilla Argentina

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
+506 2203 4753
11:30 - 22:00
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Argentinian restaurant has very good meat. I specially like the skirt steak with fries and the dulce de leche pancake. It also has very good service and a great selection of wines.

Thank Alberto O
Heredia, Costa Rica
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

this place is a must for me and I keep coming back, the meat is great, service is amazing and they always have some discount or offer to make it more worth while going.

Thank jacampos00
Jersey City, New Jersey
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143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was the 3rd or 4th time I have eaten here as it is right near where I stay and work. It is outstanding. The steaks are some of the most delicious I've ever had. The service is great as is the wine list. It is not cheap but it is well worth the price.

Thank SaprissAmericano
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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259 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

El Novillo Alegre is a classical Argentinian grill that offers perfect and tender meat, Argentinian style. The filet mignon is especially tasty and very tender. Plates come with a choice of side dishes that are always abundant. I recommend to avoid ordering appetisers if you will eat a large meat cut, this is just way too much. El Novillo Alegre... More 

Thank ochassot
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Meats are best ever. Not cheap but proper for quality and service. Nice and relaxing, good for business lunch with good food for a fare price and excellent service

Thank MCR205
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Remember when they were out in a cow field near Pozos... but the quality, prices and GREAT wine selection remains. If you'relooking for anupscale argentinean, you're done. Every cut is great. The one in Escazu has a brilliant little wine bar attached and the best sommelier in Costa Rica. Also sells bottles to go. Great for a few glasses and... More 

Thank AgC2012
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday lunch and had a nice table inside although seating outside also available. A good choice with two steaks ordered and our kids choosing the pasta and sausages. The wine was nice as was the cheesecake and crepes that followed with a coffee to finish. Lovely service completed the great food experience. Give it a try....

Thank Peter M
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This Argentinian steak house is really great, the place is nice and well decorated and the food is awesome. It's a bit pricey though but it's worth it and if you happen to pay with a local AMEX card issued in Costa Rica, the final price can go down as much as 40%, so it's a pretty good deal.

Thank juancarloss656
Atenas, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

I have come to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints me. It maintains its high quality in service and food. Steaks are delicious and a large variety of wines is offered, too. The place deserves an outstanding rating in all its extent. If you are planning to go during a weekend, my recommendation is to make a reservation... More 

Thank Rogelio G
Agua Dulce, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We wanted a good steak while staying in Santa Ana on business and boy did they deliver. The service was outstanding and everything we ordered was top notch. The steak was cooked perfectly. The wine they recommended was one of our favorite wines from Argentina not found in the USA and was a real treat to sip along with our... More 

Thank JK2468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$45
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +506 2203 4753

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?