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Mac's American Bar

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Overview
  • Excellent6%
  • Very good20%
  • Average33%
  • Poor31%
  • Terrible10%
29 Jul 2016
“Verbal abuse from the staff”
15 Jun 2016
“A non-spectacular sports bar”
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Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

What began as a nice evening out with a group of coworkers, ended badly when we asked for the bill. Among the items, we were charged extra for (and quite expensive) were the limes we used for our vodka tonics. When asked why, we were...More

1  Thank MariafromCR
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We went as a large group and might have overwhelmed the staff as they had some difficulties to keep track of our orders. Service was friendly though. Food was average.

Thank HeleneBB
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Don't expect a fancy place cause this isn't one. Mac's is for decent food, cheap beer and a nice place just to chat after work or with friends. Prices go from $5 and up, to $20.

Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I had gone there a few years ago and it was ok. The food was ok. I went last Saturday, and it was a steal. I ordered "salchipapas" because I had tried them somewhere else and I really liked them. For over $5 I got...More

Thank Alon_tico
Reviewed 3 November 2013

People and help were very friendly..The food was excellent..Try the NY Strip and the Tico Special..My favorite beer is the Pilsen which is fuller than a Imperial..Lots of TV's and you can watch NFL........Don't expect to smoke in the bar because of the strick chicken...More

Thank rrend
Reviewed 20 August 2013

It's an expat bar, limited beer selection and the menu is pretty standard bar food, burgers, nachos, quesadillas etc. They have some casados and other items as well but I wouldn't order the fish here... doesn't seem like that kind of place. Big TV's and...More

Thank minkys189
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This place is loud and fun and either full of gringos watching football or Ticos watching soccer. I love it. The people are nice, and the food is good but very expensive. The beer selection is pretty great, so I always go there to mix...More

Thank Mca4444
Reviewed 8 May 2013

This Restaurant .is located in Sábana Sur, overlooking the park. The service is though not great but is acceptable and the food is tasty. I had been here couple of times and I couldn't say my experiences went bad. Would highly recommend For groups who...More

Thank Jacel d
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Andy and I were lost and tired when we spotted the restaurant; we had been driving ALL day and still needed a place to spend the night. We thought maybe we had better eat something to get a better perspective. The staff couldn't have been...More

Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Used to be really nice years ago but it looks dirty, the service was terrible and the food not bad but with four orders, only three ever appeared. Not recommended.

1  Thank nelliebj
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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
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