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“Chic ambience, tranquil and relaxed setting plus great food”
Review of Citron Restaurante

Citron Restaurante
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Latin, Fusion
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Boutique size restaurant located within the Pacifico Commercial Plaza - you can sit inside or outside. We preferred sitting inside. Perfect lighting, great music. The menu offers quite a variety and besides great flavors, healthy too. The service was super. The wine list extensive.

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Thank 2013LindaCR
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

A bit of distance from the beach, in the Pacifico complex. Our family arrived right at opening, and even though we were the only ones there, it did take a while to get our food. Still, the service was good, and the food was delicious. We came here because it came highly recommended by someone else, and it didn't disappoint.

Thank dagongster
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Don't mistake its faux modern/spartan look & the glowing reviews bestowed upon it by others for anything exceptional. The menu, which hasn't been updated in at least 18 months, is a mix of pseudo- Asian, Latin & kinda sorta Italian. Ginger beef strips are served in a watery broth with too much ginger. Other dishes are too heavy. Overall, they serve too little for the price. Eat anywhere else and you will spend a fraction of the price for better food and a lot more service than you will find at this strategically placed trap in the nice stretch into town.

Be warned, the early evening service is lousy with food that is no better than what you would get in a below average airport hotel. The only guy really working is the bar tender. Someone forgot to train the kitchen that they should notify someone when they cook a dish. They will allow your food to get cold while the waiter is playing with his new phone. The heat lamps are ineffective as only one is in a position to heat a plate, leaving other dishes to sit at room temperature.

To get a full serving of rice (they serve baby portions) expect to pay $3 extra for the 5 tablespoons of rice that should have been served the first time while in a country where twice as much rice is served anywhere else for an eighth of the price. The dishes are not as satisfying as a casado served by the local sodas. Having dined here before, I can see that they are charging more & serving less with lower quality and almost no service. Except for that hard working bar tender, who gets a gold star.

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Thank Duomo3
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We tried Citron on our last night in CR on the recommendation of our tour guide as we were tired of the menu at our hotel. I was really impressed! I chose a curry dish and my husband had fish and both of us really enjoyed our food. Their Malbec by the glass was fabulous and the service was perfect. We kept room for their creme brulee for dessert and it was worth it! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank MarcelleW W
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

We went to eat dinner here, it is one of my Uncles favourite restaurants who lives here for most of the year. Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Michael was our server, seemed like he was training someone else who was pleasant and professional as well. Upper scale dinning. We sat outside. Will definitely go back when in town again. No complaints.

Thank BCMayne
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