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Steak House el Tobogan

La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 8420
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (44 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
££ - £££
La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our driver / guide Orlando Vargas took us to this steak house as he has known the family for many years and it was fantastic in all respects - service, food quality and friendliness.

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I first stopped at el Tobagan for lunch after a day of outdoor activities around Arenal. Mauricio, a member of the family that owns the steakhouse, showed us some of the cuts of beef they had to offer. The steaks he offered...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was the best and most affordable breakfast during our entire stay in Costa Rica. The breakfast consisted of two fried eggs, fried bananas, avocado, beans and rice, cheese and sour cream. The coffee was brewed at our table. It was an amazing breakfast experience....More

Thank maya18322
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

While driving back to my hotel we stopped in to satisfy some hungers. Couldn't be happier we did! From Mauricio bringing out different steak cuts for us to choose from, and the coffee being made in front of us at our table. everything about this...More

Thank Kirk S
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had a number of dishes here: Steak, seafood pasta, fried steak, fried tilapia, rice and seafood, meat tacos, and lots of fresh juice cocktails. The best thing I had was the fried tilapia. To pay close to $25 for a taco, or $30 for...More

Thank Jsaeh
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim for breakfast. This was the best breakfast I have had in my 8 years in Costa Rica. The staff was attentive and friendly. Can't wait to come back for dinner.

Thank theladwandering
Reviewed 20 March 2016

A strange lead to my review, but: the place is open air, in a very rural and dusty hollow, next to a main road; and yet, it is absolutely immaculate inside... like, spotless and shiny. So, that's a good start. The service is charming and...More

Thank Davenport M
Reviewed 15 October 2015

My husband & I visited this restaurant with our 19 year old daughter & 21 year old son in August 2015. The outdoor setting was very enjoyable and traditional. The food outstanding and the young man who was our waiter really made our experience stand...More

Thank mhsh
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Got a recommendation frm a local tour guide I trust. The place looks cheep, the menu is rich, practically limited to two kinds of meet... The stake is ok. Fries and salad on the side. I had better... even in McDonalds! Nothing to write home...More

Thank Harel2013
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I both had the steak fajitas and they were wonderful! We found the prices to be in line with other local steak restaurants. Very good!

1  Thank TamelaSey
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Fortuna | From the Catholic Church 500 Meters Towards the Volcano, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 8420
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1/4 Novillo Tenderloin Steak House el Tobogán is a family restaurant Characterized by specialty meat originating in the area offering: Tenderloin, T-bon Steak Churrasco steak and a reasonable price, having a menu for different tastes: salads, rice, chicken, seafood, burgers and sandwiches and vegetarian food as well! . why the name Tobogán ? , Because you will find a large slide = Tobogán with a large pissina restaurant that is part of !...
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