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“Great food”
Review of Malbec - CLOSED

Malbec
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 8 March 2012

We had the best steak at Malbec, and the couple who run the restaurant are great. They only have 5 tables so the serve is great, a fantastic restaurant in the jungle. Definitely make time to eat at Malbec.

1  Thank LWard70
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Do make the turn at Malbec's attractive wooden sign. It's only a short distance off the main road between Playa Chiquita and Playa Cocles. The excellent grilled steaks, quiet ambiance and charming service of the owners was a great find. Although Costa Rica is not known for the quality of their beef, the Argentine owners import their delicious meats. The scalloped potatoes melt in your mouth. This restaurant greatly deserves more reviewers so make a point to go. (Hint: think they are closed Mondays and their sign will not be lit.)

Thank WellTraveledFoodie
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

This is our third trip to Costa Rica and we are always disappointed when we order beef. We have been to Argentina, which has the best steaks. Last night we had the best dinner ever in Costa Rica. The food was excellent and the couple who cook and serve were fun. I would definitely recommend this place.

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1  Thank Elgringo1963
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

The name caught our eye, we asked in town about this place, and got the standard "pretty good steak" answer. Wow, what an understatement. We ordered the ribeye and tenderloin. Both were perfectly prepared to our request, excellent flavor and quality. I couldn't possibly come up with any negative comments about this place. I would recommend you call ahead for a reservation. They have 5 tables, and a nice little bar area. Impeccable service, friendly, and clean. The husband and wife team of grillmaster and hostess were the perfect example of class and grace.

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Thank Matt M
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

The restaurant is open-air, with a grill and bar adjacent to the dining area. The steak was excellent, I had the skewered beef entree which was tender and delicious, and the care that went into the preparation was obvious. The mixed skewer (chicken and steak) was equally good, as was the melted cheese appetizer. The house white wine was also excellent. The menu was explained in detail by the owner, and it is clear that they put a lot of love into their business and food. The only room for improvement may be the vegetables- grilled fresh vegetables would have been a huge improvement over the steamed ones served (almost seemed canned?) While it was the most expensive dinner we had in the area, the quality of the meat, and the the care of preparation was well worth it! Definitely check it out!

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Thank budrisae
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