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“It isn't the same!”

Steve & Lisa's Rest
Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in Tarcoles
Cuisines: American, Costa Rican
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We visited this restanrant on Sept. 17. It had been 12 years ago that we first ate here. It was a rainy night and just a few patrons. The menu was extentsive. I has the calamari and my wife the Fettichini with shrimp. Neither of our dishes were worht the trip. It was just average. We were disappointed.

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

If you travel on Hwy 34 to the beach, you've probably seen the billboard and signage advertising this place. After a long day of driving and sightseeing I suggested that we stop and grab something to eat and since I was hankering for a burger, it stands to reason that with gringo names as prominantly advertised as "Steve & Lisa's" we might be approaching hamburger heaven.

Nah.

Terrible Tico version. There are plenty of tico places that make better burgers. [Advice to ticos: HAMburgers do NOT feature ham on them -- most especially not the cold cut lunch meat "ham"] The "beef" portion was obviously a recently frozen puck, about 1/8" thick and as tough as a tico steak. The generous tomato slice was of such a green texture that its redness must have surely been ethylene gas derived. Microscopic slice of onion, giant leaf of lettuce and there it was. But the fries were delicious. Too bad the portion was about 10 fries. Too bad the only ketchup was too sweet and probably the worst off-flavored little packet I've encountered, even for tico ketchup.

The bottom line for us was that there are really fine tico restaurants out there. This isn't one of them. There are even a few establishments that "get it" regarding the construction of a hamburger. Steve & Lisa's isn't one of them.

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