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“A Great Restaurant with a Great Staff”

Como en Casa Parrilla Tica Argentina
Ranked #30 of 182 Restaurants in Alajuela
Price range: US$5 - US$30
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cincinnati
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A Great Restaurant with a Great Staff”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My wife, son, and I ate dinner here our last night in Costa Rica. It is located in the Real Plaza to which our hotel provided a shuttle service for dinner. It offers Argentine cuisine with its focus on beef, fish and pasta. We had the empanada appetizers, the house salad, and beef tenderloin with mushroom sauce and they were all excellent. The tenderloin was a slightly different cut then we were expecting (thinner/larger) and had obviously been marinated to give it a delicious flavor.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Never saw such inconsiderate service”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

I've frequented this establishment since they open 5 or 6 years ago... Never had an issue... The owner always seemed to be friendly and concerned about my meal... Today was completely different... It appeared it was a day the owner was not around.. The meal was not to our liking which we informed the waiter. He seemed unconcerned... He cleared the table to leave us to contemplate our next move. So we asked to speak to the manager... After 20 minutes of waiting no one came to our attention... Not once were offered desert or even a check to pay our bill.. Finally the owner shows up... He comes off with a complete attitude just because we complained about our food... He also said that the staff said we ate all the food which is untrue... Being the food was not up to par...one rule of a restaurant is the customer is always right. Never again!!! Arrogant owner!

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“Nice Ingress meeting”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

It is really a nice place, serve good food, large sized portions makes it great, a bit pricy though. Waiter attention is excellent

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Prince George, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Argentine Restaurant in Costa Rica”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

First, Yerlin is a fantastic waiter. The food was good, priced moderately. The restaurant was casual and relaxing. Enjoyed the meal, as did the family. Definitely worth a visit in you're in Alajuela.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Argentinian food too good to pass”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This is the the third time I've eaten at this wonderful place and I've never been disappointed! We've had empanadas, blood sausage and mushroom soup appetizers, all fantastic! Our meals were various steak cuts--my daughter raved about the rump steak--and the pork rib. Never disappointed!! Too full to have dessert so can't review that. Fantastic Chilean and Argentinian wine selections. The service is above and beyond what should be expected. Will eat here every time we are in San Jose/Alajuela.

  • Visited May 2014
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