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Novillito's Steak House

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, Grill
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Highway 142 | 1 Mile West of the Downtown la Fortuna, Way to the Arenal Volcano, Wood Building Right Site, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8606
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11:30 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Some of the best meat we have ever had. Super fun experience, awesome service, and delicious food! The bread at the beginning was scrumptious as well.

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1 Thank Ruby G
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The steak melted in my mouth! Definitely steakhouse quality! The vegetables were cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious. The meals were good sized portions and nothing on my plan was disappointing. To top it off, the service was fast and very friendly. I wouldn't change a thing. The restaurant has large windows that open up to... More 

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Thank Ashley B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing steakhouse! Big portions and delicious juicy steak (cowboy and Ribeye) Chicharronera was also very good. Service was very accommodating, beautiful ambiance. Definitely one of the highlights of my costa rica trip!

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Thank Arthur L
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is the second time here , and the food is awesome , you can see with all the passion the chef cook,,,

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Thank Raúl G
Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you to all the reviewers who recommended this wonderful place! We were so pleased with the personalized service- which began with the waiter coming to our taxi with an umbrella to protect us from the evening's storm! We consider ourselves experienced diners- but never have I been asked if I prefer cream or broth based soup- which was made... More 

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Thank lizcar15
Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The was very attentive and nice to have him visit our table. Food was good and creative, even shape like the volcano we were visiting in the area.

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Thank mrangitsch
Huntington, New York
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397 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We traveled more than 30 minutes to get to Novillito's and it was well worth the effort. We almost missed the place as it looked more like an open air BBQ place. The service was great, the prices reasonable, and the steaks were delicious!! You could tell that all the food was fresh.

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Thank Nez D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Seriously delicious melt in your mouth steaks, with staff who know how to impress! Sirloin steaks cooked to perfection, fresh salad and fries, accompanied by an ice cold beer, it doesn't get much better than this!

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Thank Simon K
Seminole, Florida
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We tried this restaurant because of a Trip Advisor review. There was only one other couple there. A very young server helped us, he really didn't know much about the foods. I tried the Filet Mignon. It was butterflied and very tasty. The baked potato was good as well as the mixed vegetables. Very small portions. The over all presentation... More 

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Thank NancyHpebble33777
San Francisco
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Novillito's is a small steakhouse off to the side of the road just outside of the main downtown area of La Fortuna. While not the best steak I've ever had, it was the best steak I had during my one-week stay in La Fortuna. After we sat and had placed our order, the waiter brought some buttery garlic bread to... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, Grill
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 142 | 1 Mile West of the Downtown la Fortuna, Way to the Arenal Volcano, Wood Building Right Site, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 8606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?