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Steak House el Tobogan

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Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
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La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8420
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I were staying near La Fortuna and decided to give this place a try. The owner and host were so kind and helpful and struck up a conversation with us. We chatted about everything from the recent Costa Rican win over Greece, to what activities to do as well as helped each other learn a few words... More 

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Thank CHalfacre
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We came to visit the Arenal Volcano, and found this great restaurant in La Fortuna, service was impeccable, Mauricio was our host, super knowledgeable about the menu,. The cook another great guy, please have the banana flambe w vanilla ice cream. ..is amazing! I came all the way from Uruguay (beef country) to find a formidable stake house here in... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

My family and I had dinner here one of the first nights in La Fortuna. We each ordered steaks, but each one different than the other. They were all quite good, to the point the kids were saying they could be the best steaks they've ever had. I would recommend eating here. The staff was very nice as well.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We went here for dinner after it was recommended by a friend. Great steaks!! The prices were reasonable and the waiter was very nice. Look for the sign with a white cow on it, and located next to a water slide.

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Herts
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186 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We stayed 2 nights in La Fortuna. Ate in the hotel the first night so keen to do something different. This place was recommended by our guide. Probably wouldn't have stopped there without recommendation as it doesn't look special but we were glad we did. Sat outside under a large awning. Garlic bread followed by Filet Mignon steak and banana... More 

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Thank MikeH98
Dublin, Ireland
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313 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

If you enjoy good steak this is definitely worth a visit. The restaurant itself isn't very - from the outside it looks a bit like a fast food place but the quality and quantity of the steak makes up for it. And its good value for money.

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Thank Michael M
St. Augustine, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

After a long hike to El Choro, I somewhat had this vision of what a perfect steak dinner would be. In my mind I had pictured a large salt encrusted baked potato, sour cream and chives. With that a juicy tender Argentina fillet and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Maybe I set my self up for a disappointment but this... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

My husband and I ate here with our college aged children. The steaks were juicy and not overcooked. I had a salad with grilled chicken which was large and I couldn't finish it. Our server, Mauricio was so nice and the service was great. A very enjoyable lunch.

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Thank Touringdoc
Mauricio A, Propietario at Steak House el Tobogan, responded to this review

my friends many thanks for your comments !!!, We are very happy to know that you and your beautiful family enjoyed lunch here in the steak house el Tobogan ! Saludes : Mauricio Antonio ... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Meat was great, but stay away from everything else!!!!. I was even charged for the bread. The spaghetti was terrible and eventhough I was offered and charged Jumbo Shrimp I received 2 pinky shrimp on my plate. After questioning the waiter his only explanaition was that they had some trouble with the providers but still charged for Jumbo . Simply... More 

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Thank Jairo M
Mauricio A, Propietario at Steak House el Tobogan, responded to this review
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Estimado Jairo con mucho respeto me dirijo a su valiosa e importantísima opinión , lo cual yo le brinde el... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Best steaks we've ever had! Perfect local food & friendly service in a casual covered outdoor dining experience at a fair price. Will return whenever we come back to the La Fortuna area!

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Thank SAMullins123456
Mauricio A, Propietario at Steak House el Tobogan, responded to this review

Dear friends, many thanks for your opinion! it is very important to us, our sincere thanks !!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 8420
Description
1/4 Novillo Tenderloin Steak House el Tobogán is a family restaurant Characterized by specialty meat originating in the area offering: Tenderloin, T-bon Steak Churrasco steak and a reasonable price, having a menu for different tastes: salads, rice, chicken, seafood, burgers and sandwiches and vegetarian food as well! . why the name Tobogán ? , Because you will find a large slide = Tobogán with a large pissina restaurant that is part of !...

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