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“Great Steak”
Review of Malbec - CLOSED

Malbec
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 21 March 2014

They cook a great steak! Lomito! Good wine choices too. You can spend a lot of money here though. For 2 steak dinners and bottle of wine, it was 60 bucks.

Thank HappyHev22
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

My wife and I dined at Malbec during our last evening in Puerto Viejo on our honeymoon. Malbec provided a very intimate setting, and the service by the owner was very personal and exquisite. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, and we paired it with a house wine that was an excellent choice, so much so that we brought back a bottle from our trip. Remember to call ahead for reservations, as the location is not big. Perfect for a honeymoon dinner, or just a romantic evening.

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Thank Jose P
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

The couple that run this small restaurant are from Argentina and they know how to get good beef and how to cook it. A little bit out of the way but worth the effort of searching it out, especially if you are getting tired of "typical" food and are looking for a good steak. We walked there from Cocles beach and the owners son gave us a ride home, how's that for service.

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Thank Roy W
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

With regard to Costa Rican cuisine, rule number one is very simple: If you enjoy great beef, don't order it at a restaurant in Costa Rica (anywhere in Costa Rica) - you will be sorely disappointed.

But there are a few exceptions to this rule, and Malbec is definitely one. It is a very small, intimate restaurant set in the forest, owned and operated by a very pleasant Argentinian couple. We ordered drinks at our table and then moved to the bar to chat with the owner as he prepared our orders on the fire pit behind the bar. When our dinner was ready we went back to our table, and another couple that came in after us moved to the bar to chat with the owner while he prepared their meals.

We enjoyed the skirt steak and the filet with a peppercorn sauce, accompanied by a very fine (but inexpensive) argentinian Malbec wine. The dinner was very enjoyable - and romantic. My wife and I have been married 37 years and we still enjoy romantic dinners together.

Thank you Malbec!

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Thank Tom_in_CR
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

My wife and I both had steaks, both were good. A nice night out for dinner in the Caribe Sur. Would be nice if they had a website, or if their hours were posted on TA, as we were without phone and walked there on a Sunday night only to find out they were not open.

Thank old_school_dave
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