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Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial | Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
+506 2289 9494
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around Santa Ana and stumbled upon this steak house. You must admire the simplicity of it: Meat store on one side and a restaurant on the other. The restaurant has no kitchen (or at least i didn't see one) just the grill and a chiller displaying the meats and the sides. Knowing very little spanish all I could do... More 

Thank Roy A
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Best steaks in Costa Rica. Not cheap but worth it. Check the promotions, each month some nice offers. I went several times to the location in Heredia. Not a romantic place or restaurant, just a place to eat good food and have some good beer and wine.

Thank Heri B
El salvador
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

You can find nice meat restaurants in Costa Rica, but this one is by far one of the best! and you'll get a nice service as a side dish :)

Thank AguilarRafita
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This place is not a fancy place, it is located in a nice area and in a nice commercial place, have parking lot, a/c, wifi, they sale meat, steaks in the first floor and in the second one, is the restaurant. The place looks very clean, the customer service is super good, the people working there are polite, patience, looking... More 

Thank Fer A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The first exeriendia Don Fernando was not very good. Today I can say I am very satisfied with all the food, drinks and of course customer service. Stressing the friendliness and service Kathia. She always had a smile. Thank you very much, I go back to eat there.

Thank rodastab
Medellin, Colombia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

These guys properly age their meats, and both the flavor and texture are in a unique class among local butcher shops/restaurants. Value is good, although you won't get exactly a North American menu. I ate there very frequently when I lived there, and it's recommended by most of us who do (or have).

Thank Gringoscazu
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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249 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great Costa Rican meat cooked on the barbecue, with a few side dishes options, wine and beer. A bit expensive.

Thank Olivier C
Escazu, Costa Rica
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We sometimes eat here, or we buy our cuts of meat and grill at home.. This restaurant and take out for cuts of meat is a great place with different sauces etc. to choose from.

Thank LadyDiana65
Cartago, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

If you are looking for great beef, whatever cut you want, you will really enjoy this place. You can choose your selection directly from the restaurant offerings or you can walk a couple of meters to the delicatessen butcher shop and choose your own cut from their fridge. Try other great menu options like homemade sausages, hamburgers or chicken. There... More 

Thank SBE73
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

The steak was delicious and the price unbeatable. I like the concept of choosing your steak from the butcher shop and getting premium beef at a small price

2 Thank Luis S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Barbecue, South American, Costa Rican
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial | Centro Comercial Plaza Colonial, San Rafael de Escazu 40501, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Rafael de Escazu
  • Phone Number: +506 2289 9494

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