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El Novillo Alegre Parrilla Argentina

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
+506 2203 4753
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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249 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

El Novillo Alegre is a classical Argentinian grill that offers perfect and tender meat, Argentinian style. The filet mignon is especially tasty and very tender. Plates come with a choice of side dishes that are always abundant. I recommend to avoid ordering appetisers if you will eat a large meat cut, this is just way too much. El Novillo Alegre... More 

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Thank Olivier C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Meats are best ever. Not cheap but proper for quality and service. Nice and relaxing, good for business lunch with good food for a fare price and excellent service

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Thank MCR205
London
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Remember when they were out in a cow field near Pozos... but the quality, prices and GREAT wine selection remains. If you'relooking for anupscale argentinean, you're done. Every cut is great. The one in Escazu has a brilliant little wine bar attached and the best sommelier in Costa Rica. Also sells bottles to go. Great for a few glasses and... More 

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Thank AgC2012
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday lunch and had a nice table inside although seating outside also available. A good choice with two steaks ordered and our kids choosing the pasta and sausages. The wine was nice as was the cheesecake and crepes that followed with a coffee to finish. Lovely service completed the great food experience. Give it a try....

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Thank Peter M
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

This Argentinian steak house is really great, the place is nice and well decorated and the food is awesome. It's a bit pricey though but it's worth it and if you happen to pay with a local AMEX card issued in Costa Rica, the final price can go down as much as 40%, so it's a pretty good deal.

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Thank juancarloss656
Atenas, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

I have come to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints me. It maintains its high quality in service and food. Steaks are delicious and a large variety of wines is offered, too. The place deserves an outstanding rating in all its extent. If you are planning to go during a weekend, my recommendation is to make a reservation... More 

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Agua Dulce, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We wanted a good steak while staying in Santa Ana on business and boy did they deliver. The service was outstanding and everything we ordered was top notch. The steak was cooked perfectly. The wine they recommended was one of our favorite wines from Argentina not found in the USA and was a real treat to sip along with our... More 

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Thank JK2468
San José
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I have visited most of the Novillo Alegre restaurants, this is one of the prettiest and the food is just amazing. The mashed potatos as side dish with the lomito alegre is a great match. Highly recommended!

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Thank Ventox
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Consistent good service and very good food. Works well for business or family meals. The owner is always there on top of things.

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Thank Alex F
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

The most tasting beef steaks, they normally have a promotion if you have Credomatic cc, up to 30% discount.

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Thank Rafael Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$45
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +506 2203 4753

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