Tenedor Argentino

Tenedor Argentino

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:00
Mon
11:00 - 22:00
Tue
11:00 - 22:00
Wed
11:00 - 22:00
Thu
11:00 - 22:30
Fri
11:00 - 22:30
Sat
0:00 - 22:30
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Healthy, Argentinian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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About
Argentine food in a lovely place in the heart of San José. We work hard to make our costumer the best meal in San Jose. Just walk in and you will not regret. We wish to see you!
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Healthy, Argentinian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,774 reviews
Excellent
1,347
Very good
303
Average
73
Poor
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Terrible
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Hamilton_Jelly
Hamilton78 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
I made reservations here for my boyfriends birthday as our trip was for his big milestone birthday. We dressed up thinking since it was a steak house we would have a fancy dinner. This was absolutely NOT the case. The reviews for the food was great and it was delicious BUT the decor and ambiance qas horrible. Its more of a bar with eccentric decor and paper napkins. I was horrified by the decor and felt very out of place. I tried checking the website but it is under construction. When we drove by initially I assumed the upstairs would be nicer and maybe downstairs was the bar part of the restaurant. I was appalled by the decor, there were paper napkins not even cloth. Not the experience I was expecting for a steakhouse and for those prices. Our bill was well over $150 CAD and the food was great, but it wasn't the birthday steakhouse dinner I expected. I emailed the restaurant 3 weeks in advance several times with no response to my reservation request. My hotel, once we got to Costa Rica called and made the reservation. They also include (like most places) a 10% service fee (tip) on top of the 13% tax. Then at the very end also added 500 colones ($1 USD) per take away container. The food was great but I felt like it ruined his birthday and I was upset and embarrassed to take him to a place like that all dressed up. Might have been ok had we worn jeans or dressed down.
Written 24 February 2024
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Jorge Saggal
Buen día. Gracias por tu comentario y reconocer que la comida fue espectacular. Ahora tienes ala oportunidad de recomendarnos por nuestra comida. Somo un restaurante ARGENTINO estilo informal,como la mayoría de restaurantes en ARGENTINA. TE esperamos cuando gustes disfrutar de nuestra GASTRONOMÍA. 🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩
Written 26 February 2024
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Gordon
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Worst meal in Costa Rica We went because of the good reviews but had one of our worst meals in Costa Rica here. Our starter didn’t come at all (kitchen mix up) we waiting 15 minutes to be served menus (we were about to leave but ended up staying) I ordered the ribeye and it was more grizzle than steak and my friend ordered the fillet which was undercooked and chewy. My main course was cold so they offered a dessert which was heated in a microwave. They also tried to charge us for the starter we didn’t receive and I saw other tables also having to question their bill too. Overall the place feels grimey and if you’re looking for a good steak restaurant go elsewhere. Won’t be back.
Written 15 January 2024
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Peter E
Bern76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Steak with pepper sauce was really excellent. The red wine was simply awful. Tried Cab, Merlot and Malbec, all served cold and all terrible. Just go for the beef.
Written 23 December 2023
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Jorge Saggal
Buenas tardes. Gracias por tu opinión. Sabemos que el vino se sirve a temperatura ambiente,En este país se sirve frio a causa de que es un país tropical a diferencia del tuyo SUIZA. 🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩
Written 25 December 2023
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Jonathan D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Excellent food and service they to special steps to make my meal gluten free. The food that we ordered was authentic Argentinian. Some of the staff including the manager speak English
Written 11 December 2023
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Julian S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Amazing spot on the heart of SJ, we went 3 of us and ask for the special of the month the famous choricarne i can tell was just amazing juicy and full of flavour. If you are in SJ Tenedor Argentino is a must.! Would repeat every time i travel to costa rica. Chapó
Written 30 August 2023
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anaviegascardoso
Lisbon17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
We had lunch there. It was a nightmare. The empanadas completely dry, the mozzarella dry and the salad old. The staff were attentive but it could not compensate the mediocracy of the meal. The restaurant was empty … I wonder why…
Written 26 August 2023
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Jorge Saggal
Buen día. Lamentamos mucho su comentario. Su comportamiento dentro del restaurante no fue el adecuado,cuando se le consultó que tal estaba la comida,aseguró que todo estaba correcto. Tengo documentado fotográficamente como dejaron los platos vacíos. Su descontento fue que no le parecía el valor de la cuenta a pagar. Me parece de mal gusto que asegure estar conforme y ahora salga este comentario. Agradecemos su visita. Para su decepción el día de ayer fue uno de los mejores días de concurrencia.
Written 27 August 2023
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Extraordinary666509
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
The food was very delicious. We had the tomahawk steak. David our server was very friendly and had a very good sense of humor. He made our night special. I would recommend this place.
Written 14 August 2023
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Jorge Saggal
Gracias por tu sincera opinión. Te esperamos cuando gustes. 🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩
Written 18 August 2023
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Ms.Yee
Georgia31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 business
After $160 USD , front of the restaurant is nothing like the photo, street bus stop next to open bar concept with plastic display case with local empanadas & desserts. As you enter the bar ( very dark) stairways to upstairs . Dark atmosphere with balcony sitting for only 2 , chairs need deep cleaning and reupholstering with stands . Drinks , cocktail were ok, wine was sold by the bottle only ( starting at $40-) empanadas were dry , salad was average, skirt steak ( churrasco ) was okay, not steak house quality that I thought it was like in the picture in the TripAdvisor. Lomo sandwich ( filet mignon sandwich) Had lots of toppings, and ask to remove egg, ham . Did not comply and meat was not grilled, it look as it was precooked and warmed it up . I didn’t eat and just had a potato fry and some salad. Dessert passion fruit cheese cake , after two bites from my hubby, that was it , just plain no good . It wasn’t what I thought as posting on the web , I can understand how people liked this place !? Maybe just a support system in tourism!?
Written 12 August 2023
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Jorge Saggal
Buen día. Lo siento mucho por esta opinión,que no hace mérito al servicio y comida que recibiste. Nada tiene que ver que nuestro restaurante esté frente a una parada de autobuses y que tengamos un servicio de comida para los transeúntes. El restaurante tiene la decoración típica de un restaurante Argentino con luz tenue y ambiente relajado. Lamento no poder colocar en el comentario la factura que consumiste,fuiste vos que solicito la botella de vino y tenemos opciones de 20 dólares. Además viendo tu perfil observo que eres una persona incómoda por las calificaciones anteriores que has hecho sobre otros sitios. Si uno no está de acuerdo con la decoración,se levanta y se va. Clientes como vos realmente no quiero en mi establecimiento. Te agradezco la opinión,no es para nada constructiva,por el contrario es una opinión destructiva y aporta poco valor. Que la pases bien en tu incómoda vida. Jorge Saggal🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩
Written 18 August 2023
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sarrrri
Helsinki72 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
We went here after seeing a lot of great reviews, but this restaurant ended up being just another expensive tourist trap, with food of very terrible quality. Based on how my entrecote looked like, it seems like they don’t really know how to cut meat. I would not recommend this to anyone, and less for the meat lovers.
Written 7 August 2023
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Jorge Saggal
Buen día. Lamento la experiencia que nos comentas. Con gusto me agradaría que me indiques cuál fue para vos el error que cometimos. Conversando con personal del servicio me han dicho que no recibieron quejas de los comensales. Si puedes ampliar la información que expones sería de gran retroalimentación. Te esperamos en tu próxima visita. Jorge Saggal.🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩.
Written 10 August 2023
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Genelle S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Had the sautéed onion steak and it was delicious. The staff was very nice and accommodating for english. The view on the second floor was pretty.
Written 5 August 2023
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Francois v
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Our experience at the Tenedor Argentino has been exceptionally good. Right at the start, my wife asked for her favorite cocktail (Manhattan), which appeared not to be on the menu. However, the waitress asked for the ingredients and, five minutes later, a perfect Manhattan appeared at our table. Our meal (filet mignon for my wife and 3 peppers filet for myself) was out of this world, including wrt presentation. The location of this little gem, across the avenue from the opera, with a view from the second floor, adds to the pleasure, but the absolute dedication of the staff is really what has conquered us. Muchas muchas gracias to them for a superb meal and a memorable evening.
Written 25 July 2023
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Thomas G
Amsterdam1818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 solo
I had a refreshing beverage in this restaurant. The waiter was friendly and I had a great view on a crowded street in San Jose center.
Written 5 July 2023
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Jorge Saggal
Buen día. Gracias por tu visita. Te esperamos.🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩.
Written 7 July 2023
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Micah M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
My husband and I stoped her for an early dinner and it was so good! We savored the cuts of meat we ordered every last bite and then we were surprised to find out that they had Guinness extra stout beer! Which is quite hard to find stouts in Costa Rica. We would definitely be back for the food and drinks as well as the atmosphere! Only thing negative is I tried an Argentinian Alfajor and it was super dry and bland. Stick with the beer and meat! Can’t go wrong there!
Written 6 June 2023
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Jorge Saggal
Buen día. Gracias por visitarnos,el alfajor que probaste,es de MAIZENA y se desarma fácilmente,algo típico de ARGENTINA. TE esperamos cuando gustes.
Written 7 June 2023
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Giovanna A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
It is a very good restaurant and the meal was amazing! It is a bit on the pricier side but worth it.
Written 29 May 2023
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Jorge Saggal
Buen día. Gracias por la visita,te esperamos en tu próximo viaje. 🥩🥩🥩🥩🥩.
Written 7 June 2023
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Rhydian J
184 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
After asking the waiter (waiter #1) for the difference in the cowboy steak and the tomohawk, he showed us frozen cuts (surely as an example) so we decided on 2x cowboy steaks as we hadnt eaten all day. Waiter #2 then delivered the steaks and the meal, then half way through- we noticed the cuts seemed different on both our boards. (See images) After finishing - one had a silly amount of fat left over compared to the other and they were both cooked differently. Only after reviewing both our 'pre meal pictures' we'd noticed the massive difference. When waiter #3 came to clear the table, we told him we weren't too happy as we'd feel conned that the cuts of meats were TOTALLY different. - he said he appologised and h'd tell the chef. (He didn't- after we asked to see the chef 3 times, then all of a sudden he didnt understand the english language. When the bill came, we called the manager and asked him to take the wine off the bill, he was a bit rude, by saying "well, you ate it all", but had no hesitation on taking the wine off the final bill. Food was good. Experience was poor. Make sure you get what you order. Service was far for professional.
Written 15 April 2023
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