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“Perfection at its best.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Taperia Restaurante

La Taperia Restaurante
Ranked #84 of 177 Restaurants in Alajuela
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Steakhouse, Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vernon, Canada
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231 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Perfection at its best.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

We dined here on the recommendations of our hotel host. Great friendly service, excellent food, great atmosphere and reasonably priced. After travelling for over two months in Costa Rica this was one of our top three places to dine. Off the beaten path and well worth finding. Great wines and exceptionally clean bathrooms made this a favorite for us.

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Alajuela
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place, good food and lots of activities.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

La Tapería is a Spanish tapas/Steakhouse which has great surprises for the customers. Located in place far from heavy traffic and downtown noise La Tapería offers great options on steak and several different soanish tapas. They have a great selection of spanish tapas, I recommend the "papas segovianas" an exquisit potatos tapa.
Also the restaurant has an interesting wine selection and their main beer is Stella Artois a belgian beer.
The place, the environment and the food make of La Tapería a winner combination. The prices are not cheap, but the food is worth it's price.
One interesting fact about La Tapería is that the owners frequently plan activities like exclusive products introduction or activities for the customers to learn about things like wine, meet or beer.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

I'd been to this place a lot of times, and always his owners manage to surprise me with something new. This restaurant is a steakhouse, however, they have a lot of spanish typical dishes called “tapas“.
It's a small but cozy place. The owners are in the restaurant the whole time, so this ensures you a great experience.
They have beef cuts to die for. Their main dish is the cowboy steak, comes with 2 sides. You won't believe the portions, they're huge!.
Prices are reasonable, quality is excellent.
Must go if you're near Alajuela. It's about 5-7 minutes from the Airport.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank drpjgs
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