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El Cholo

Heredia, Costa Rica
+506 8992 4303
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
26 Feb 2017
“Great Views and Good Cocktails”
22 May 2016
“Food is good, service is terrible”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Heredia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This restaurant/bar is a good place to take someone to show them a view of Heredia and the whole Central Valley... especially after dark. They serve Spanish Tapas that are acceptable in quality... They have a kitchen on another level where they prepare the food....More

Thank JustOrdinaryJoe
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a place where you need to be patience. And this is not about food, 'cause food is really good, real taste of Spain like never before, but you have to wait, especially if the place (small place by the way) is full. My...More

Thank rgaritas01
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A small bar located across the Heredia Stadium and Gymnasium. Cozy place with a nice selection of spanish tapas and local beer. Ideal for a visit after a show or concert on the Gymnasium or a local football match.

Reviewed 30 September 2015

Love this bar! They have the best tapas in Heredia. Each dish is less than $10. Its walking distance from downtown Heredia, make sure to try their torta española.

Thank iamfeli
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't say this is the "most" Spanish Tapas restaurant I've visited, but I can assure you the food is pretty good and the price is not bad at all. I read some dissatisfied comments about the place but in reality I did enjoy my...More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 17 November 2014

I have been in Costa Rica for 2 1/2 years, so do not have overly high expectations. I can confidently say that this was the worst food I have had here. My companions who are also pretty easy to please had the same reaction. We...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Pros: The place looks ok, not too bad. The background music is Spanish, which I guess is a pro as this is supposed to be an Spanish place. Good thing they don't play it too loud so you can ignore it and pay attention to...More

Thank Thurh
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

I dunno who would write that the sangria are good, they are terrible, obviously they don't know what a sangria taste like... Any way if your not clostrofobic and your into having people close to your face, by all means go....

1  Thank Richard V
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Great pre-match tapas and meal, perfect place to secure tickets and enjoy pre-match atmosphere and mix with the fans. Also shows Spanish football and local games if the stadium is too full or you prefer to watch from a stool with a few cervezas.

Thank Subbuteo73
Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

If you're into fake Spanish food with a mediocre atmosphere, then this is the place for you. The seafood is overcooked and the papas bravas are terrible.

2  Thank spacecadet79
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
  • Phone Number: +506 8992 4303
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